Firecracker Run - East Moline

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in East Moline, IL at 15th Avenue and 8th Street

  • 5K at 7:30 AM

    » $40.00 registration (through 7/4 at 7:30 AM US/Central)
    5K Registration

  • 10K at 7:30 AM

    » $40.00 registration (through 7/4 at 7:30 AM US/Central)
    10K Registration

  • 1-Mile Run at 9:15 AM

    » $25.00 late registration (through 7/4 at 7:30 AM US/Central)
    1-Mile Run Registration

  • Kiddie Run at 8:45 AM

    » $25.00 late registration (through 7/4 at 7:30 AM US/Central)
    Kiddie Run Registration

  • Family Package at 7:30 AM
    5 Entries - Same Household

    » $140.00 late registration (through 7/3 at 4:00 PM US/Central)
    Family Package Registration

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Things To Know

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There is no processing fee for registering online.

5K / 10K Races

  • Start and finish lines are downtown East Moline (8th street & 15th Avenue)
  • Musical entertainment provided along the course
  • Electronic chip timing - splits taken at start, 10k/half, and finish
  • Technical short sleeve tees to all participants-male and female sizes
  • On site printout of individual race results
  • Trophies to top 3 places in each division (see website for divisions)
  • Clydesdale (males, 210 lbs+) and Athena (females, 165lbs+) divisions 5K and 10K
  • 5K is very flat & fast, 10K is hilly and challenging
  • "Fastest East Moliner" awards for first male and female

Kiddie Run / Triumph Mile

Kiddie Run
Tuesday, July 4th at 8:45 AM

  • Kids 8 and under are encouraged to participate
  • All participants receive a finishers ribbon
  • This is a fun run, not timed, clock will be displayed, out-n-back course.

1-Mile Run
Tuesday, July 4th at 9:15 AM

  • The 1-mile run will begin and end at 8th Street and 15th Avenue.
  • All participants will receive a ribbon at the finish line.
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies to males and females in each age division: 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12.
  • This event is chip timed.

Packet Pickup - Address: 733 15th Avenue

Sunday, July 2nd - from 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Monday, July 3rd - from 12:00 - 4:00 PM

Tuesday, July 4th (race morning) - from 6:30 - 7:30 AM

Other Events

Pancake Breakfast
7:30 AM to 11:00 AM

  • Sponsored by the East Moline Fire Fighters Association
  • Benefiting MDA
  • American Legion, Post 227-829 16th Avenue, East Moline (1/2 block from start/finish line
  • Adults $5, Children (12U) $3

Awards Ceremony
9:30 AM

    Awards given in the following order 5K, 1 mile, 10K

Costume Contest
Awards for best patriotic costumes

Hospital Bed Races
10:00 AM
See website for details

Guns 'N' Hoses Challenge

  • Teams comprised of current or retired members of QC area police and fire departments
  • Teams must have a 4 person minimum, police, fire, or combination
    See website for details
  • G-n-H participants can enter either the 5K or 10K. A team's time will consist of averaging the 4 fastest times. Team members can enter either the 5K or 10K (if 10K we use half of your finish time).

Professional Race Timing and Scoring

This event will be professional timed by End Result:

Take The Quad Cities Challenge

Register and finish any race in all three Events of the Firecracker Run, Freedom Run, and Quad Cities Marathon to receive a commemorative "Quad Cities Challenge" Gold Coaster!

*No additional Fee for Challenge.
*Finishers of the "Quad Cities Challenge" will receive their Challenge Coaster at the Quad Cities Marathon Expo.


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Note: Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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