2018 Race results are available at the links below right and HERE.

The 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 PSU campus. Runners and walkers of all skill levels and ages are encouraged to participate. 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 2018! Bring a friend, neighbor, or family member(s) and join in the fun!



Online Registration

Online registration has closed. Day of registration will be open from 7:30–8:30 am at the Registration Tent in front of the BJC ticket office on Curtin Road.


Print and Mail-In

Download, print, complete, and mail in registration form and fee.

Mail registration form and fee to:

Central PA July 4th, Inc.
Attn: Firecracker Races
PO Box 11122
State College, PA 16805-1122

Make checks payable to: “Central PA July 4th, Inc.”


You may register in person at one of the following locations:


Rapid Transit Sports

Rapid Transit Sports
115 S. Allen Street
State College, PA 16801
(814) 238-3831

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

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.

2018 Firecracker 4K/4M Sponsors