Race Details

The Hilton Head Firecracker 5K kicks-off on Independence Day at 8 a.m.! Join us at Jarvis Creek Park for a celebratory run, then stay for the family-friendly after party. The celebration goes until 10 a.m., so you’ll have plenty of time for a beach day or barbeque! Click a section below for more details.

The Firecracker 5K

The Firecracker 5K suits every runner or walker! Flat, fast and easy does it for this fun holiday event. The course starts just outside beautiful Jarvis Creek Park on the grassy slope of the William Hilton Parkway. Participants will follow a simple loop on a tree-lined road and finish right inside the park. Following the run, participants will enjoy a well-deserved cold drink with friends and family and a fun-filled day in the sun on beautiful Hilton Head Island.

Children’s Fun Run

Kids can join in the festivities, too! Parents can pre-register their child for the fun run online or at packet pick-up on July 3rd or 4th. Registration is $12 per child (a $3 late fee is added after June 26th) and includes a bib, t-shirt and ribbon! We recommend pre-registration to guarantee a t-shirt. This race is for kids 8-years-old and younger, and also takes place in Jarvis Creek Park.

Beginning at 9AM, the race is broken down into three heats:

• Age 3 and under: 25-yards run beginning at 9AM
• Ages 4-5: 50-yards run beginning at 9:05AM
• Ages 8 and under: 100-yards beginning at 9:10AM
Distance and times are approximate.

The After-Party

Stick around after the 5K — the party will just be getting started! You’ll find music, refreshments and family-friendly fun at the Firecracker 5K after-party. Have a barbeque in Jarvis Creek Park or head to the beach. Either way, you’re in for a great time!

Packet Pick-up

Bib and shirt pick-up will be held on July 3rd from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Palmetto Running Company at the Shelter Cove Town Center (28 Shelter Cove Lane, Unit 117, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928). You can also get your bib and shirt on race day, July 4th, at the Jarvis Creek Park between 6:30 and 8 a.m.

Ready To Run?

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