Firecracker 4K & 4MileThe annual Firecracker 4K and 4Mile races provide the perfect start to our day long Central PA 4thFest celebration.

Now is the time to register for this year’s event. The races will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 on the Penn State campus. Runners and walkers of all skill levels and ages are encouraged to participate. As in the past, a digital timing system will be used to determine winners in various age categories. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers, for both distances, in each of the following age groups: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. Help us set another new record in 2017!!! Bring a friend, neighbor, or other family member and join in the fun!

Firecracker 4K/4Mile Pre-Race packet (race shirt, timing chip, goodies, etc) pickup:
Sunday, July 2nd from 3:00-5:00 PM at the Centre County/Penn State Visitor Center, located at the corner of Park Ave and Porter Road on the Penn State Campus.

Registration & Check-In

Day of Race

Day of race registration is available at the starting area from 7:30-8:30 a.m. The registration tent will be in front of the BJC ticket office on Curtin Road.

Race Fee: $30 (Age 18 and under, $20)

Print Application


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