Our 17th annual Firecracker races kick off our day long family celebration of our nation's birthday. Back for a 3rd year, the more challenging 4 mile distance to compliment our traditional family friendly 4K race. Both races will be run on the beautiful Penn State University campus starting near the Bryce Jordan Center located on Curtin Road. Following the races, relax and return for an afternoon and evening of entertainment, parade, music, amusement rides, special events, and kids activities followed by our nationally recognized, one of the best in the nation, fireworks show.
Event details and schedule
Two race distances for 2018 - 4K and 4 Mile. Runners and walkers of all skill levels are welcome. Day of race registration is available from 7:30-8:30 a.m. on the 4th. Cash or personal checks only (Sorry no credit cards). Preregistered participants can pick up race packets from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 2nd at the Centre Co/Penn State Visitors Center on the Penn State campus or, on July 4th from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the race event tent located in front of the Bryce Jordon Center on the Penn State campus. 4Mile race will begin at 9:00AM followed by the 4K approx. 5 minutes later. A digital timing system will be used with prizes awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in each of 9 age categories as well as the top overall male and female for both distances.
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