Due to COVID-19, The Ann Arbor Sports Commission Firecracker 5K will be held as a virtual event this year.
Kick off your Fourth of July in an Epic way: join us on the 4th of July for our classic Firecracker 5K!
What is a Virtual Race?!: No, it’s not Virtual Reality, but we promise you’ll have a ton of fun! Pick any day between July 4 – July 31st and complete your run. Use the Firecracker 5K, 1-Mile or 200M Dash official course or compete in your own back yard. There will be no crowds. No long port-a-potty lines. There is no start gun or nervous, pre-race chitchat with other participants. There is not even a starting line!
Routes and Race Tracking: You aren’t running alone, you’re RacingAloneTogether! The course of all run distances will be uploaded to RaceJoy so you can compete against one another on our exact racecourse. RaceJoy gives you turn by turn directions and will cheer you on along your journey to solo-racing triumph! For more information about getting set-up on RaceJoy and posting your results see our virtual race instruction page.
Don’t want to race our course in downtown Ann Arbor? No problem. Whether you race at the corner of 4th and Liberty or elsewhere we want to know how your race went and celebrate your accomplishments.
Swag and Awards: A virtual race with some serious swag! All racers will receive a super soft shirt, a finisher’s medal, and a buff.
A virtual race with real race results and winners! Run your race on our official course and get timed from afar via RaceJoy. We will hold an awards ceremony on Zoom on August 3rd at 7 PM to celebrate our overall and age group winners.
This event supports The University of Michigan Addiction Center. All events in the Firecracker 5K and Mile Fun Run are part of the Pure Michigan FITness Series of events and are endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports. The Firecracker 5K is walker friendly!