Race Description

Runners/Walkers *Chip Timing*

The Warrenville Park District is sponsoring the Annual Firecracker 5k Run/Walk on Wednesday, July 4th. The run kicks off at the Warrenville Park District Recreation Center at 8:00am sharp. The scenic course incorporates the Illinois Prairie Path, Warrenville Grove Forest Preserve, and the streets of downtown Warrenville. The first 400 participants to arrive for packet pick-up are guaranteed a race t-shirt and goody bag. Overall Male and Female winners determined by gun time and the age group winners are determined by their net or chip time. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each group. Age groups are: 14 & Under, 15 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 79, 70+. There will not be an awards ceremony. Instead top finishers can visit the awards table to take their picture and claim their award.

Just for Kids

A 50 yard dash for ages 3-6 and a 100 yard dash for ages 6-10. These dashes will be held following the conclusion of the 5K Race at 9:30am or when all the 5K racers are complete. Kids will receive a t-shirt, until supplies last, and are encouraged to check-in and pick-up their shirt before the start of the 5K race. The kids race will take place at the conclusion of the 5K event, or at 9:30 am.

NEW - Sparkler 1 Miler

New this year, our Sparkler 1-Miler gets the entire family involved. For those who are not interested in the 5K distance we have a 1 mile Fun Run. Awards will not be given for this event. Registrants will receive a decked out pair of themed shin-high socks with their registration. The Fun Run will start after the 5K Race, and Kids Races at 9:45am.

Best of the Best Themed Contest

This year we will have a best of the best theme. The contests will include the following: Best themed group costume, best patriotic themed male costume, best patriotic themed female costume, best patriotic themed boy, and best patriotic themed girl.

Packet/Bib Pick-Up

Early packet pick-up is on Saturday, June 30 from 11am - 1pm at the Warrenville Community Building. 3S240 Warren Ave. Warrenville, IL 60555. *Must register before June 26 to have your packet available for early packet pick-up.* We will also have packet/bib pick-up the day of the race starting at 6:30am.

Day of Registration

Day of Registration will be available if you did not pre-register. Day of registration will be in the Warrenville Community Building located at 3S240 Warren Ave. Warrenville, IL 60555. Preregistration opens at 6:30AM.

Notes:

To register for multiple events you will have to do one at a time.

No refunds will be given for this event.


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Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2018 Race Review
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A Pleasant Surprise!

Course was nice & had quite a bit of shade. Was organized well. An earlier start like 7 or 7:15am in the future would be nice to beat the heat. Looking forward to next year!

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5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2017 Race Review
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Great experience.

This race was very well organized and a great way to start the holiday. The course was beautiful.

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Contact Information

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Luke Wyss
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Race Information

  •   Course Map
  • Location: Warrenville, IL
  • Race Date: 07/04/2019 08:00 (Estimated)
  • Categories: 5K Runner/Walker, Sparkler 1 Miler, Kids Dash - 50 Yard, Kids Dash - 100 Yard
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  • Race Results: 2018



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5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
A Pleasant Surprise!

Course was nice & had quite a bit of shade. Was organized well. An earlier start like 7 or 7:15am in the future would be nice to beat the heat. Looking forward to next year!

most helpful race review Dean S.
Warrenville, IL Weather
Firecracker 5K - Warrenville weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of July 4th, Warrenville, IL can expect temperatures between 81℉ and 92℉ with humidity around 71% and precipitation of 0.12".
    Last year the weather condition was Moderate or heavy rain shower.
  • Warrenville, IL current weather
  • Mist 71.9℉ Mist