Firecracker 4 Miler

Fayetteville, NC
July 4

When & Where

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Airborne & Special Ops Museum
100 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 7th Annual Firecracker 4 Miler and 1 Miler Race being held on Saturday, July 4th, 2020 in Downtown Fayetteville. This is a race built by runners who know about races! Come join over 1,000 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 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 their Facebook page, you will see that they make $500 contributions to deserving local charities every month. They 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. The FRC is 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, they continuously strive to give back locally through their Fitness for a Cause Program giving $500 a month donations to local charities. 

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+


(2019 Shirt & Medal)

Race Swag

Shirts will be available for PURCHASE with registration until 11:59 PM on Thursday, June 4, 2020. The shirts are available in Youth S-M and Adult Unisex S-XXL cut sizes, and are made of a cotton/polyester blend.

Be sure to claim & purchase your shirt today by registering!

MEDALS: All race participants will receive one at the finish line!

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

Friday, July 3, 2020

Location TBA

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.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Airborne & Special Ops Museum
100 Bragg Blvd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301

6:00 AM  –  Registration Opens
7:00 AM  –  4 Mile Start
7:45 AM  –  Registration Closes
8:00 AM  –  1 Mile Start
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 North Carolina Veterans Park.


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Questions About the Event?


4 Mile Race
Through June 2  —  $20
June 3 through June 17  —  $25

June 18 through July 4  —  $30

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
Through June 2  —  $10
June 3 through July 4  —  $20

*** Race Shirts are NOT included in pricing ***
Youth & Adult Sizes  =  $8 + tax


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.