Race Details

The Firecracker 5K takes place on gorgeous Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. With a scenic course and festive barbeque, there’s no better way to spend the Fourth of July. For more information about the race, see below.


Start Time - 8 a.m.

Look forward to a flat and fast 5K course around some of the most beautiful parts of Hilton Head Island. Whether you run for a PR or walk with the family, our course is open for everyone looking to kick off the holiday on the right (or left) foot.


Kid’s Run

Get your kids in on the running fun, too! We’ll be hosting kids runs after the 5K starting at 9 a.m. We’ll have three different races as follows:

  • Age 3 and under: 25-yards run beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Ages 4-5: 50-yards run beginning at 9:05 a.m.
  • Ages 8 and under: 100-yards beginning at 9:10 a.m.

Distance and times are approximate.

Post-Race Party

What's a Fourth of July without good ol' fashioned hot dogs & chips? We will also be offering veggie burgers as a vegetarian option for our participants. You'll also receive 2 complimentary beers (21+), and more at the post-race party taking place at Jarvis Creek ParkPlus, we’ll have fun games available, a Patriotic costume contest, and a live DJ cranking tunes. It’s the best way to start the holiday!

Packet Pick-up

Packet pickup will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.pm on July 3rd at Palmetto Running Company at Shelter Cove Town Center (28 Shelter Cove Lane, Unit 117, Hilton Head, SC 29928). Parking is available in the town center’s parking lots. A second packet pickup will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on race morning at Jarvis Creek Park (100 Jarvis Park Rd., Hilton Head Island, SC 29926). Swag won’t be mailed out after the event if you don’t pick yours up, so don’t oversleep!

Directions & Parking


The race starts at 8 a.m. at Jarvis Creek Park (100 Jarvis Park Rd., Hilton Head Island, SC 29926). Please arrive by 7 a.m. to ensure you have time to park, check-in and stretch before the race begins.


Race day parking will be available at Hilton Head High School, 70 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island, SC 29926!


Show off your American spirit by donning your best red, white, and blue outfit on race day. For the most patriotic costume of the day, we’ll be giving away a grand prize! (Prize to be announced closer to race day)

Results & Photos

Photos and results from the 2022 event can be found below as soon as you cross the finish line!

Ready To Run?

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