Tue July 4, 2023 Santa Cruz, CA 95060 US Directions
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Kid's 1K

$15 8:00AM PDT - 11:59AM PDT
45 spots left. Price increases after May 31, 2023 at 11:59pm PDT


$35 8:30AM PDT - 11:59AM PDT
223 spots left. Price increases after April 30, 2023 at 11:59pm PDT


$30 8:40AM PDT - 11:59AM PDT
233 spots left. Price increases after April 30, 2023 at 11:59pm PDT

The Tradition Continues


Thirty Eight Years and Still Going Strong!


The Rotary Club of Santa Cruz Sunrise is ecstatic to announce that our full Firecracker race is back for 2023.  That means all three courses will be available - 10K, 5K, and a Kid's 1K Fun Run will be hosted at Harvey West Park.

Its all here and waiting for just for you!  The race is always held on July 4th in the morning!  What a great way to kick off a holiday celebration of our nation's Independence Day.

Runners on the 10K will be treated the the challenging "Thrill of the Hill" in Pogonip Park before topping out on the Spring Trail that winds through the beautiful meadow by UCSC before dropping down into the neighborhoods before returning to Harvey West Park.

5K Runners will face a flat and fast course contained completely in the Harvey West Business Park Area.  The 5K course is Stroller, ADA and Wheelchair accessible. 

Click on the Course Map tab above to see maps for all three courses.

Everyone ends up in beautiful Harvey West Park for great music, post-race burritos and awards.  You don't want to miss this!

Refer a Runner!  When you register you will have an option to refer 5 people - friends or family.  If those people all register for the race will get an automatic refund on your registration. Total referrals for the 5K and 10K is a $10 refund and for the 1K it is a $5 refund.  So what are you waiting for - Pay it Forward and claim your refunds.



Harvey West Park
326 Evergreen Street
Santa Cruz, CA US 95060

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


This Year's Race Supports GIrls Inc of the Central Coast.

Girls Inc. of the Central Coast delivers life-changing programs and experiences that equip girls to overcome serious barriers to grow up strong, smart, and bold

The central coast organization is an affiliate of Girls Incorporated, a national organization that has been providing programs for girls since 1864.

Girls Inc. delivers a constellation of programs focused on leadership and self-empowerment for girls ages 8 to 18. Youth Leaders facilitate these programs at 30 school sites in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties.


We'd like to thank all of our fantastic sponsors for your support.



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