Firecracker 5k Race DetailsThe Hilton Head Firecracker 5K takes place 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. For race details such as start times and course options, see below.
Explore coastal South Carolina on a brand new 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: One stop serving both Gatorade and water will be available near mile marker 1.5 for all runners.
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.
Results and PhotosThe 5K will award prizes to the top 3 men and women finishers overall, and to the top male and female in the following categories: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. All awards will be mailed out to participants after the event within 2-3 business days. There will not be an awards tent or ceremony at the event.
Post Race PartyCelebrate your victory across the finish line at the Independence Day post-race party taking place at Jarvis Creek Park. Delicious pizza will be waiting for you, with 2 complimentary beers or hard seltzer (21+) from Low Country Taps to wash it all down served out of a vintage 1964 Chevrolet C10 tap truck! Participants under the age of 21 will have the option to redeem their drink ticket for a fresh lemonade at the Low Country Tap truck. Other post-race refreshments like water, Gatorade, and bananas will also be available to refuel before indulging in the fun!
Packet Pick-upPacket pickup will take place on Monday, 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 lots. A second packet pickup will take place from 6:15 a.m. to 7:45 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!
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.
PARKINGRace day parking will be available in various lots at several Hilton Head Schools and nearby churches. Please review the map below to find which areas race day parking is permitted. Event parking signs will be placed in the approved lots. All approved lots are shaded in green on the map below. There will not be a shuttle from the parking lot to Jarvis Creek Park. Please DO NOT park in the main lot of the Hilton Head Recreation Center as this establishment will be open on race day and need parking for its customers. The main lot is shaded in red on the map below. Parking is permitted in the surrounding lots near the baseball fields.
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