The annual Firecracker 4K is the perfect start to our day long Central PA 4thFest celebration!

Races start at 9 am on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 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, and 60+.

Help us set another new record in 2018! Bring a friend, neighbor, or family member(s) and join in the fun!


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.


Rapid Transit Sports

Rapid Transit Sports

115 S. Allen Street
State College, PA 16801
123 S. Allen St.
State College, PA 16801
(814) 234-3000

Online Registration

Coming soon!

Print and Mail In

Coming soon!

2018 Firecracker 4K Sponsors

Penn State Health