Sports & Recreation

Santa Cruz Firecracker 10K, 5K, 1K Race

Harvey West Park
Sat Jul 4 8am Ages: family friendly
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About Santa Cruz Firecracker 10K, 5K, 1K Race

Since the “Glory Days” of 1985, “The Heat Is On” in the annual 4th of July Santa Cruz Firecracker 10K race at Harvey West Park.

At 8 a.m. Saturday, July 4, this year's 30th anniversary race ignites the city’s Independence Day celebration with a bang and will have your whole family "Head Over Heels" and "Walking On Sunshine" without a "Careless Whisper" in the 10K, 5K and 1K races. Sponsored by Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary Club, this year’s race benefits Red Cross of Central Coast. Register now at

The challenging course begins at Harvey West Park, winds its way up the trail into the majestic hills of Pogonip Park and descends back down through Santa Cruz's beautiful upper west side neighborhoods.

Register today! the price goes up on July 1st, and we anticipate a sell-out this year. Yes, that’s right, we may not have any spots left on Race Day, so SIGN UP EARLY!

2015 Firecracker Details

The flat, fast 5K is certified, and is great for runners and walkers of all ages and also for spectators!

This year's featured beneficiary is the American Red Cross of the Central Coast. Red Cross helps individuals and families prevent, prepare for and recover from local disasters. Because, help can’t wait!

Kids participate in a 1K fun run starting 30 minutes before the main events.

Come join us for this year's Thrill of the Hill!

What Do You Get?

coveted Firecracker T-shirt for the first 1000 registered runners
each runner receives a free pass to the Pop Warner Pancake Breakfast
awards ceremony featuring--
medals for the top three finishers in five-year age groups, age-graded awards,
shoes to the top male and female high school finisher
special long sleeve shirts to top finishers
random drawings for a chance at cool prizes for registered 5K and 10K runners!
Come for the Thrill! *** Race for the Cause! *** Stay for the Party!
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