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Brevard Firecracker 5k – Save $5 with Discount Code – July 4, 2018

Use runningclub5 discount code at registration.

1) NEW COURSE: No longer an out and back. The course map is attached.
2) CASH PRIZES: 1-2-3 overall male and female runners in the 5K.
3) PRE-RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP: A packet pick up session on July 3, the day before the race, from 3:30-5:30 on the patio next to Quixote Mexican Restaurant at 43 S. Broad Street. The Rain Site is the inside lobby of 23 S. Broad Street.

A new course and CASH prizes! Yay!


This year Brevard Rotary is offering a brand new race course for the 2018 Firecracker 5K and Fun Run, which coincides with the 2018 July Fourth Festival in downtown Brevard, North Carolina. This year, the City of Brevard is celebrating its 150th Anniversary!

For several years the the Firecracker Race has been the kick off event for the July Fourth Festival. Later in the day music, food, dancing, kid fun games, tours, crafts, art and much more fill the cool mountain air in one of the picturesque little towns in western NC.

This year the race will start and finish on West Main Street at its intersection with Oaklawn. The loop race course will go from West Main Street in downtown Brevard to the lumberyard arts district and then down scenic Tinsley Road before returning to the lumberyard arts district and downtown Brevard. The race course has a modest 125 feet of elevation change and features a mix of residential streets, commercial business district and scenic pastures with views of the beautiful surrounding mountains. The fun run is a .75 mile course that does two laps around a square block of historic homes on West Main Street and Probart Street. This is a family friendly event that helps kick off a family friendly street festival in downtown Brevard to celebrate our Independence Day.


Women’s 5K First Place: $75
Men’s 5K First Place: $75
Women’s 5K Second Place: $50
Men’s 5K Second Place: $50
Women’s 5K Third Place: $25
Men’s 5K Third Place: $25


The 2018 Firecracker Race begins at 8:00 am. Same day registration begins at 6:30 am. To ensure a t-shirt, online registration must be completed by June 25th. Registrations after June 25th will be on as available basis. Come early to avoid long lines. After the race, join in the fun of the all day at the July Fourth Festival for food, music and culture.

The Brevard Rotary thanks everyone who supports our races.



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