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Firecracker 5k Race Details

The 39th Annual Palmetto Running Company Hilton Head Firecracker 5K took place at Jarvis Park in the heart of Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.

With a scenic course route and festive post-race party waiting once you cross the finish line, there’s no better way to spend the Fourth of July than at this family-friendly run! For live race details like start times and course options, see below.

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Explore coastal South Carolina on a newly USATF certified 5K course, starting and finishing in historic Jarvis Creek Park! Whether you’re running to beat your personal best or enjoying a walk with the family, this course is open for everyone looking to kick off Independence Day on the right (or left) foot.

Note: Two water stops will be available on course for all runners.

Gear Check

Gear check will be available at Jarvis Creek Park starting at 6 AM on race day. Participants can check their own bag or use one of the clear bags provided by Ventures Endurance.

All gear must be picked up by 9:30 AM. Ventures Endurance is not liable for any losses or thefts that may occur.

Firecracker 5K Course Map

Kids Run

The Firecracker 5K brings the fun for everyone! Kids runs for ages 0-8 will start at 9:00 a.m following the 5K. Run start times by age group are as follows:

Age 3 and under: 25-yard run beginning at 9 a.m.
Ages 4-5: 50-yard run beginning at 9:05 a.m.
Ages 6-8: 100-yard run beginning at 9:10 a.m.

Distance and times are approximate.

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Packet Pick-up

Packet pickup will take place on July 3rd from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Palmetto Running Company at Shelter Cove Town Center (28 Shelter Cove Lane, Unit 117, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928). Parking is available in the town center’s parking lot. Race day packet pickup will be available on Thursday, July 4th from 6:00 AM – 7:45 AM at Jarvis Creek Park (100 Jarvis Park Road Hilton Head Island, SC 29926). Swag won’t be mailed out after the event so don’t oversleep!


Race day parking is available at various establishments near Jarvis Creek Park. There is NO participant or spectator parking available at Jarvis Creek Park so please plan accordingly and leave enough time to walk to the venue!

All approved lots are shaded in green on the map below. There WILL NOT be a shuttle to or from any of these parking lots to Jarvis Creek Park. The lots shaded in red on the map below DO NOT allow event parking.

Please note, many of the previously used parking lots at the Hilton Head Elementary, Middle, and High School are currently under major construction and will be unusable for event parking. Additionally, all Hilton Head Recreation Center parking lots DO NOT allow event parking so we kindly ask that you use the other available lots!

Please review the PDF and map below for a complete list of approved event parking.

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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.

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Post Race Party

Celebrate your victory across the finish line at the post-race party at Jarvis Creek Park.

We are excited to have several local food trucks & vendors at the post-race area this year! Please note, participants and spectators will be required to pay for all food and beverage at the food trucks. Food truck items are NOT included in the event registration. Please bring cash or card to the event if you are interested in purchasing any food post-race!

La Birria Loca food truck will be on-site selling tacos, Hilton Head Island Coffee Roasters will be selling delicious hot & iced coffee, Sno Cones By Chris will have his pop-up snow cone machine serving refreshing shaved ice, and Pizza Co. will be there to handle your post-race pizza craving.
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Results and Awards

The 5K will awards prizes to the top 3 male and female finishers overall and to the top 3 male and female finishers in the following categories: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.

New Balance will be awarding the top overall male and female finisher with a new race kit at this year’s race. Be on the lookout for other New Balance giveaways on event day!

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