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​The O’Fallon Chamber is proud to host the 32nd Annual USATF Certified Firecracker Run on Monday, July 4, 2016, in O’Fallon, MO. The Firecracker Run offers something for everyone so bring everyone and start your 4th of July off with a bang!
SCHEDULE
Monday, July 4th, 2016
6:00 am - Race Day Registration
7:00 am - 10K Race Begins
7:10 am -  5K Race Begins
8:00 am - 1 Mile Fun Run
8:30 am - Awards Ceremony
LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
CarShield Field
(River City Rascals Ballpark)
900 T.R. Hughes Blvd.
O’Fallon, MO 63366
We recommend giving yourself plenty of time to get to the ballpark the morning of the race.

T.R. Hughes Blvd is closed at the intersection of Cool Springs to Tom Ginnever. You can turn right at Cool Springs, left at the stop sign and that will take you to Tom Ginnever where the ballpark will be located on your left.
PARKING
Parking is available at the following lots:

Christian High School
1145 Tom Ginnever Ave, O'Fallon, MO 63366

Fort Zumwalt North High School
1230 Tom Ginnever Ave, O'Fallon, MO 63366

View Map for exact location.

There is NO SHUTTLE from the parking lots to the race start. It's a short walk but give yourself some extra time.

Tom Ginnever will be closed to traffic at 8:30 am for the City's Heritage & Freedom Fest parade. Because of this a lot of people get stuck in the T.R. Hughes ballpark parking lot. We're trying to avoid this by using these other parking lots. If you plan on staying for the parade you may park in the TR Hughes parking lot.
PACKET PICK-UP
Saturday, July 2 @ 10am - 6pm
Sunday, July 3 @ 12pm - 5pm

Big River Running
2548 Hwy K
O’Fallon, MO 63368

You can also pickup packets on the day of the race from 6:00-6:45 a.m. at the Rascals Ballpark.

If you did not register before June 1st then it will be first come, first served for the t-shirt sizes so we recommend coming to packet pick-up early to get your preferred t-shirt size.
ENTERTAINMENT
Heritage & Freedom Fest Parade
The City of O'Fallon's 2016 Heritage & Freedom Fest Parade will start at 9:30 a.m. so be sure to bring the family and stick around after the race.
Utopia Entertainment
This year Utopia Entertainment will be at the run bringing even more energy and fun tot he event with they're live music and dancers!
RACE ROUTE
The 5K/10K race routes are USTAF certified.
There will be water, food and restrooms available at Start/Finish.  There are 2 water station along the 5K route and 3 along the 10K route.  Every mile will be clearly marked on a stand-up sign along the route.  First aid is available at the Start/Finish.
FAQ
About the Run
Firecracker Run proceeds benefit the mission of the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries: The O'Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries is committed to promoting the economic vitality of O’Fallon and the St. Charles County Region by engaging its members in networking and educational opportunities, while advocating for pro-business public policy.
Can I use my baby stroller?
Strollers are allowed in all of the races. Children who are in a stroller do not have to register for the race; they will not receive a shirt or bib. We do ask that stroller please be respectful of the other runners and stay to the back of the run.
Can I bring my pet?
Due to the safety of our runners and the animals, pets will not be allowed to participate in the Firecracker Run.
Can I walk the run?
We are asked all the time if walkers are welcome and we happily say yes! The streets will only be blocked for 2 hours so keep that in mind too.
Can my friend pick up my packet?
Yes, just make sure they have your name and that you get your packet. If they lose it you will have to re-register and possibly get a new friend. 
Do I get a finisher medal?
We do not offer  finisher medals at this time. This is a fundraiser event and we watch our expenses very carefully. You do get a whole lot of other swag donated by our sponsors.
Do you have finisher photos?
Yes, smile as you cross that finish line! Be sure to wear your bib number in front so we can identify you. Just log in to view your photos.
What can I do to make the race directors happy?
So glad you asked! Pray for nice weather. Thank our sponsors from the bottom of your heart. Thank our great volunteers too. And remember, no whining. It's going to be a great race.
REGISTER
Race will happen rain or shine. Race officials may cancel, delay, or change the event in case of extreme weather or other conditions that may affect the safety and health of the participants. In the event of cancellation, refunds will not be issued.

Sign up for our text alerts!

Text Firecracker to 636-725-0231
We'll send out text reminders and updates about the race.
COSTS
5K & 10K Run:
$30 (March 1 to May 31)
$35 (June 1 to July 3)
$40 (Race Day Registration)

1M Fun Run:
$15 (March 1 to May 31)
$20 (June 1 to July 3)
$25 (Race Day Registration)
The 1 Mile Fun Run is not a timed race but runners will get bibs. The O'Fallon Chamber is not responsible for unsupervised children who participate in the Fun Run. Parents may run in the Fun Run with their children as long as they are signed up for at least one of the races (10K, 5K, 1M). 

Children who are in strollers do not need to be registered but will not receive a shirt or packet. 
Dry Fit T-Shirts are guaranteed to the first 2,000 runners. Size is only guaranteed to runners registered by May 31st, after that shirts are available on a first come, first serve basis (i.e. shirt sizes are not guaranteed after May 31st).

Also includes entrance into the Runners Only Area which will be full of food, drinks and beer and tons of freebies in the Health Expo.
VOLUNTEERS
In order to keep everything organized and everyone safe we rely heavily on volunteer support. 

All volunteers receive a volunteer shirt, goodie bag, and breakfast the morning of the race. You must register online to guarantee a shirt and size of choice by June 5, 2016. There will also be a volunteer party to go over responsibilities a couple days before the race.

Sign up for volunteer text alerts!

Text Volunteer to 636-725-0231
We'll send out text reminders and updates about the race.
AWARDS
Top overall male and female racers of the 5K & 10K.  Awards also given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers (male and female) of each age class (see below) in the 5K & 10K, and to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in the 5K Stroller & 10K Stroller categories.

Ribbons will be given to all participants of the 1M Fun Run.

Age Classes are:
5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
SPREAD THE WORD
Spread the word about Firecracker Run! Please tell your friends, family, co-workers and fellow runners about the 30th Annual Firecracker Run in O'Fallon, Missouri, on July 4th. It's easy using the links above.
QUESTIONS
RACE RESULTS
2015 Race Results and finish line photos can be found here.
Check out the photo montage from this year's run! More photos can be found on our Facebook site.
BECOME A SPONSOR
The Firecracker Run offers your business or organization a chance to connect with hundreds of runners and their families.Don’t miss out on this opportunity to reach so many people and partner with us!