Firecracker 4 Miler

Fayetteville, NC
July 4

When & Where

Thursday, July 4, 2019

North Carolina Veterans Park
300 Bragg Blvd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301


4 Mile  –  TIMED
1 Mile  –  UNTIMED

Start Times

7:00 AM  –  4 Mile Start
8:00 AM  –  1 Mile Start

2019 Firecracker 4 Miler Photos

2019 Firecracker 4 Miler Results

The Fayetteville Running Club invites you to join them for their Premiere Event – the 6th Annual Firecracker 4 Miler and 1 Miler Race being held on Thursday, July 4th 2019 in Downtown Fayetteville. This is a race built by runners who know about races! Come join over 1,200 runners and even more spectators from all over the region for the All-American City’s Kickoff to Independence Day!

The start and finish line consists of a celebration with fruit, beverages, community supporters, music and more! It’s a party you don’t want to miss.

About the Cause

Fayetteville Running Club (FRC) is a 501(c)3 organization that has been promoting running as part of a healthy lifestyle since 2008. The largest benefactor of this race is the Gold Star Teen program, but if you follow our Facebook page, you will see that we make $500 contributions to deserving local charities every month. We also have two annual $1,000 scholarships! 

FRC supports runners of all ability levels through our daily meetups, social media pages, FRC Social Events, and monthly educational meet and mingles. We are proud to host over 14 running meetups per week to give our local runners a safe, fun, and welcoming group to run with. As an active philanthropic group within the community, we continuously strive to give back locally through our Fitness for a Cause Program giving $500 a month donations to local charities. 

To learn more about FRC, click HERE.

4 Mile Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female

• Top 3 in Age Groups, Male & Female:
14 & Under, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44,
45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+


Race Swag

Race Shirts are available to PURCHASE for $8 (plus tax) with registration very limited sizing options remain. The shirts are  made of a Dri-Fit / Sport-Tek material.

 Be sure to purchase your shirt today with registraion!

MEDALS: All 4 Mile & 1 Mile finishers will receive a Medal!

The four mile course winds through the beautiful and historic parks and museums of downtown Fayetteville, highlighting many historic sites which tell the story of our All American City. The course starts and finishes on the streets of Fayetteville at the intersection of Walter & Hillsboro Streets which is located between the N.C. State Veterans Park and the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.

This race course is also stroller & wheelchair friendly!
However, dogs are not allowed on this course so please leave them at home or with a non-running spectator.

Schedule & Parking Info

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Fayetteville Otolaryngology
1839 Quiet Cove Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28304

4 PM – 8 PM – Packet Pickup

If you cannot make it, packets can also be picked up at the Race when Registration Opens. Please allow enough extra time before the race starts to pickup your packet.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

North Carolina Veterans Park
300 Bragg Blvd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301

6:00 AM  –  Registration Opens
6:45 AM  –  Registration Closes
7:00 AM  –  4 Mile Starts
8:00 AM  –  1 Mile Starts
8:15 AM  –  Awards

Race Day Parking

Parking will be available at the nearby Medical Arts Center, and the Parking Garage on Franklin Street. Be sure to cross the railroad tracks in the crosswalk at Hay Street. There will be NO PARKING at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum or The N.C. Veterans Park.


Want to Volunteer or Sponsor?

Questions About the Event?


4 Mile Race
Through April 19th  —  $15

April 20th through June 2nd  —  $20
June 3rd through June 17th  —  $25

June 18th through Race Day  —  $30

1 Mile Fun Run
Through June 2nd  —  $10
June 3rd through Race Day  —  $20

*** Race Shirts (NOT Included in pricing) = $8 + tax ***


Finish Line Sponsor

1 Mile Sponsor

White Sponsors

Blue Sponsors

Val Price


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.

There are no refunds, registration will be accepted as a donation.

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.