Firecracker 4 Miler, 2015

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2015 Overall Results  2015 Age Group Results






Saturday, July 4, 2015
7:00 a.m.

North Carolina Veterans Park
300 Bragg Boulevard
Fayetteville, NC 28301





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Participants may choose to run or walk this TIMED event. See course description below.







7:00 a.m. – 4 mile starts


Please plan to be at the start line 10 minutes prior to the start of the race wearing your race number on the front of your shirt. Walkers and strollers are asked to line up in the back.





The Firecracker 4 Miler gives participants the opportunity to compete and tour the city, with the only course designed to showcase what the downtown area has to offer the All-America City. Runners & Walkers, Citizens & Soldiers are all coming to Kick-Off a day of Celebration in America this Independence Day!





Fayetteville Running Club (or FRC, as we are known around town) is a 501(c)3 organization that has been promoting running as part of a healthy lifestyle since 2008. FRC supports new runners through our Couch 2 5K program and runners of all ability levels through our weekly runs. We host about a dozen running events for the benefit of over 100 runners each week. We provide 3 key factors to keep people moving and to build a healthier community, they are motivation, inspiration, and accountability. We also offer technical support through our monthly meetings and online forums. We give back to the community through our outreach events like supporting community youth running programs, food runs for local food banks and toy drives for less fortunate children.

The race will also benefit Team RWB Ft.Bragg Chapter and The YMCA of the Sandhills.







Friday, July 3, 2015

Capital Bank (Inside the Systel Building)
225 Green St, #101, Fayetteville, NC 28301
Located inside the Systel Building

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. & 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Packet Pickup & Onsite Registration


Saturday, July 4, 2015
North Carolina Veterans Park
300 Bragg Boulevard
Fayetteville, NC 28301

6:00 a.m. – On-site Registration Opens
6:50 a.m. – Registration Closes
7:00 a.m. – Firecracker 4 miler starts
7:02 a.m. – Firecracker 1 mile kids fun run starts
8:30 a.m. – Awards Start (This time is approximate)





This four mile course winds through the beautiful and historic parks and museums of downtown Fayetteville, highlighting what our city has to offer both visitors and locals alike. Points of interest include:
*N.C. State Veterans Park
*Airborne & Special Operations Museum
*Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
*Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
*The Fayetteville Markethouse
*Liberty Point
*Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry Parade Grounds
*LaFayette Park
*Linear Park Trail
The Race begins and ends at the intersection of Walter & Hillsboro Streets which is located between the N.C. State Veterans Park and the Airborne & Special Operations Museum. The course starts with a somewhat challenging incline then well before the first mile is complete it levels off before hydration station #1, starting mile 2 with a long downhill before re-entering the flat and fast downtown area. Hydration station #2 will be just past the 2 mile mark at The Fayetteville Markethouse. Mile 3 brings you around the Cumberland County Courthouse then off of the streets and onto the paved trails of Fayetteville. Hydration Station #3 will be just before crossing Green St. on the Linear Park Trail, after you exit the trail onto Ray Ave. you will begin a final climb onto the Rowan St. overpass. Once atop the overpass you will have a clear view of the finish line just a fast 1/4 mile downhill ahead.







Two shirts are available for this race; a Dri Fit Sport Tek material, and a cotton shirt available in adult unisex sizes S – XXL.  Guaranteed shirt deadline is June 5, 2015. If you register after this date, shirts can be picked up on or after July 26.






  • Set a course record win $500
  • Overall Top Three Male & Female
  • Top Three Male and Female in Age Groups:10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39
  • Masters Top Three Male & Female
  • Top Three Male and Female in Age Groups: 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and above
  • Top Group Participation Award will be presented based on Pre-registration only.
  • Top three Stroller Finishers-First three participants pushing a stroller to finish.






Friday, July 3, 2015
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. & 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Packet Pickup & Onsite Registration

Capital Bank (Inside the Systel Building)
225 Green St, #101
Fayetteville, NC 28301


Saturday, July 4, 2015
6:00 a.m. – 6:45 a.m.
North Carolina Veterans Park
300 Bragg Blvd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301


Pre-registered participants may pick up their race numbers and shirts at packet pick up listed above. For those who wish to register in person, you may do so at any Packet Pickup listed above.





Firecracker 4 Miler

Red Package with Tech Shirt $30

White Package with Cotton Shirt $25

Blue Package (No Shirt Option) $20

Kids’ 1 Miler w/ Finisher’s Medal $10

Add-On FRC Membership Individual $20 Family $30


Prices increase $5 May 16, and another $5 at packet pick-up and on race day.

Online registration closes at midnight on July 2, 2015






Online registration has closed.
You can still register in person at one of the packet pickup locations listed above.







Is available at the North Carolina Veterans Park and Airborne & Special Operations Museum.


The FRC would like to thank all participants, sponsors and volunteers for helping make the inaugural Firecracker 4 Miler a huge success.  More than 560 people registered! #Firecracker4Miler

2014 Overall Results

2014 Age Group Results

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Waiver: The Registration Agreement & Liability Waiver is linked to the Online Registration. This must be selected and approved during registration.

Packet Pick-Up: Family or Friends may pick-up your Race Packet at Packet Pick-Up.

On-Site Registration: Registration is available starting one hour prior to race start. It closes 20 minutes prior to start.

Timing: Jaguar Bib Chip Timing will be used to time this race

Weather: This race is rain or shine. It will be postponed, rescheduled or cancelled if a severe weather warning is in effect.

Refunds requested by participant are as follows (minus credit card processing fee):
More than 60 days from event: Full Refund
Less than 60 days, but more than 30 days from event: 50% Refund
Less than 30 days, but more than two weeks from event: 25% Refund
Less than two weeks from event: No Refund
Entries are not transferable to other races Timed by Go Time as each race is organized by a different group. We must stick to this policy as race items have been purchased based on current registrations and it is not fair to choose who receives a refund and who does not.