Firecracker Run - East Moline

Saturday, July 4, 2020 in East Moline, IL at 15th Avenue and 8th Street


  • 5K at 7:30 AM
    All Registration ends at 7:15 on the 4th and ALL packet pickup including 1 mile and kiddie run by 7:30 am on the 4th.

    » $30.00 early registration (through 4/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $35.00 registration (4/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 6/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $40.00 late registration (6/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/4 at 7:20 AM US/Central)
    » $40.00 late registration - pay with cash/check (ALL PACKETS to be picked up by 7:30 am.) (7/2 at 2:00 PM US/Central through 7/4 at 7:20 AM US/Central)
    5K Registration


  • 10K at 7:30 AM
    All Registration ends at 7:15 on the 4th and ALL packet pickup including 1 mile and kiddie run by 7:30 am on the 4th.

    » $30.00 early registration (through 4/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $35.00 registration (4/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 6/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $40.00 late registration (6/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/4 at 7:20 AM US/Central)
    » $40.00 late registration - pay with cash/check (ALL PACKETS to be picked up by 7:30 am.) (7/2 at 2:00 PM US/Central through 7/4 at 7:20 AM US/Central)
    10K Registration


  • 1-Mile Run at 9:15 AM
    All Registration ends at 7:15 on the 4th and ALL packet pickup including 1 mile and kiddie run by 7:30 am on the 4th.

    » $17.00 early registration (through 4/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $22.00 registration (4/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 6/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $25.00 late registration (6/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/4 at 7:20 AM US/Central)
    » $25.00 late registration - pay with cash/check (ALL PACKETS to be picked up by 7:30 am.) (7/2 at 2:00 PM US/Central through 7/4 at 7:20 AM US/Central)
    1-Mile Run Registration


  • Kiddie Run at 8:45 AM
    All Registration ends at 7:15 on the 4th and ALL packet pickup including 1 mile and kiddie run by 7:30 am on the 4th.

    » $17.00 early registration (through 4/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $22.00 registration (4/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 6/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $25.00 late registration (6/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/4 at 7:20 AM US/Central)
    » $25.00 late registration - pay with cash/check (ALL PACKETS to be picked up by 7:30 am.) (7/2 at 2:00 PM US/Central through 7/4 at 7:20 AM US/Central)
    Kiddie Run Registration


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

    » $100.00 early registration (through 4/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $120.00 registration (4/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 6/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $140.00 late registration (6/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/3 at 4:00 PM US/Central)
    » $140.00 late registration - pay with cash/check (ALL PACKETS to be picked up by 7:30 am.) (7/2 at 2:00 PM US/Central through 7/4 at 7:20 AM US/Central)
    NO FAMILY REGISTRATION ON RACE DAY 7/4
    Family Package Registration



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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 / TBK Mile

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

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


1-Mile Run
Saturday, 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

Thursday, July 2nd - from 3:00 - 7:00 PM
Friday, July 3rd - from 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Saturday, July 4th (race morning) - from 6:30 - 7:15 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

Aquent 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
  • A team's time will consist of averaging the 4 fastest times.

Professional Race Timing and Scoring

This event will be professionally timed by End Result: endresultco.com/

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.

Questions?

For event-related questions, please click the Contact the Organizers button on the left-hand side of this page.

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


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