Firecracker 5K

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Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 7:00 am, Front Street Civic Center, Melbourne, FL

Race #1 of the Running Zone Foundation Race Series: Firecracker 5K will take place at Front Street Civic Center & go over the Melbourne Causeway. Special awards to 3 top local heroes (Military/Police/Fire)!



Online registration will close Tuesday, July 2nd at 11:59 pm. After that, registration will be available at Running Zone on Wednesday, July 3rd from 10:00 am – 6:30 pm or on race morning – Thursday, July 4th from 5:30 am – 6:45 am.

Race Beneficiary

Eastern Florida State College Collegiate Veterans Society (CVS) is dedicated to help fellow veterans in the transition from military to college life and to enrich the community and the campus with veteran sponsored and patriotic events. To find out more about our beneficiary: Collegiate Veterans Society

Participant Perks

  • American flags & red, white & blue popsicles to all finishers
  • Free Lil’ Firecracker Kids’ Run with Zippy the Gecko
  • Special awards to the top 3 Male & Female Heroes (Military, Fire, Police)
  • Light breakfast after the race
  • Beer to celebrate the 15th year! 26.2 Brew!
  • Most Patriotic Costume Contest
  • Benefits EFSC Collegiate Veterans Society
  • Random Giveaway: $500 Visa Card to fuel your Great American Road Trip!

Course Map

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 Race Packet Pickup

Race Packets will be available for pickup starting, Sunday, June 30th through Wednesday, July 3rd at Running Zone during 10:00 am – 6:30 pm or at the race site starting at 5:30 am Thursday morning.

Running Zone is located at 3696 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne between Parkway and Post Road. Visit Running Zone’s website for directions at or call (321) 751-8890.


Location: Front Street Civic Center 2205 Front Street, Melbourne, FL 32901

From Melbourne Causeway, turn south onto Front Street. Civic Center on left.

Thank You Race Partners!