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Sun June 30, 2024 Thornton, CO 80233 US
Fun. Family. Fitness.


Firecracker 4 & 8 Mile

8:00AM MDT
Events: Kids Dash 1 Mile 4 Mile 8 Mile Virtual Race Volunteer and Run


Carpenter Park/Thornton Recreation Center Park
11000 Colorado Blvd
Thornton, CO US 80233


Join us for the annual Firecracker 4 & 8 mile! A patriotic-themed event that is perfect for the whole family.
The fun includes -
  • Great Swag - designer shirt & custom medal
  • Chip-timing with live results and awards
  • Free photos
  • FREE Ice Cream waiting at the finish line
  • Plenty of fun!
    Grab your friends and family, you are not going to want to miss this one!
    Can't make the race? No problem! We offer a virtual race option where you can run anywhere, at any time, and still earn the fun swag!
*Youth-based pricing for the 4 & 8 Mile, 12 & Under are only $15
  • 4/8 Mile registration includes a custom bib, designer shirt, and an awesome finisher medal!
  • 1 Mile registration includes a designer shirt and challenge pin!
  • The kid's dash is a fun, untimed dash for our kiddos ages 10 and under. Registration includes a mini bib, youth-sized shirt, and kid's dash pin! (If your child wants to run the kid's dash, and doesn't want the SWAG, they are welcome to run with us on race day for free!)

    *Register by Sunday at midnight the weekend BEFORE the race to be guaranteed a shirt


*Register by Sunday at midnight the weekend BEFORE the race to be guaranteed a shirt! 


Bodies is built on the foundation of family, health, and unity. We may be small but strive to make a mighty impact on communities across the Midwest. We work hard to grow each year and want you to grow with us! Our family-friendly events are designed to keep our communities healthy, active, and united year-round. You, our customer, are the most important piece of Bodies. Without you, we wouldn’t be who we are today. Our mission to “Make a healthy impact in our communities” has allowed us to partner with amazing sponsors that continue to grow year after year. We look forward to the opportunities of the future and hope to see you all at race after race, crushing goals along with us. 

What to Expect

Awesome SWAG, ridiculously cool finisher medal, awards, vendors (as we said before, we are growing and always looking to add more vendors please email to inquire about becoming a Bodies partner!), and AFTER PARTY! We work hard to create fun courses to run by partnering with local parks. This allows us to minimize our impact on the local community, from residents to businesses and even police. We do things a little differently so we can tailor our races to everyone that wants to come :) Whether you are an avid runner or just starting, you belong at Bodies Race Company

Volunteer With Us

Sign up under the "VOLUNTEER" tab on the top menu. Course Monitor and Aid Station volunteers earn an event shirt or a FREE race entry to a future event to use for yourself or to gift to someone else! Volunteer for a half marathon and earn TWO free race entries for a future event!

Course Monitors help maintain a safe course by redirecting traffic away from participants and guiding participants in the right direction. Feel free to bring pom-poms, horns, music, instruments, signs, etc. to encourage and cheer on runners. Bonus for creative costumes! 

Aid Station volunteers provide water to participants as they pass. Keep the course clean for runners by picking up discarded cups, bottles, and trash and placing it in the provided trash bins. Please feel free to bring pom poms, signs, horns, music, etc to cheer on participants. Bonus for great costumes!

Volunteers arrive at the event 1 hour before start time and check in at the registration tent.

Referral Program

Participants will receive a $20 refund if they refer 5 others.

Packet Pickup

Pre Race Day Packet Pickup is going to be on 6/29 from 4pm-7pm at the address below.

Road Runner Sports

10436 Town Center Dr. Ste. 300, Westminster, CO 80021

Special offer for race participants during packet pickup at RRS. Offer will be as follows: Join VIP and receive
$10 instant Rewards Cash. Existing VIP members will receive DOUBLE Rewards Cash. We will also be raffling off one a $50 Gift Card to Road Runner Sports! Pick up your packet at packet pickup to enter!!!

Packet Pickup is always available on race day an hour and a half before the start of the race.

If you need to switch to virtual please email  BEFORE the event or come to packet pickup and pick up your items. If we are not notified prior to the event, items may not be available as we open items up after the event for late registrations.

Event Schedule

6:30-7:45am Packet Pickup
7:55am Kids Dash (Meet at the Start Line and we will walk participants out to the starting area) 
8:00am National Anthem and Race Start!
Results and Awards are live and available at the Registration tent immediately following your finish!

Course Map & Parking

4 Mile

8 Mile (Double Out & Back)

Interactive Map

*Course is subject to change at any time due to course, permit, or volunteer restrictions. Our team will always work to provide you with the distance offered.

Age Group Awards

Male and Female Overall
Male and Female Masters (40+)
Top 3 Male and Female for the following:   
10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
*Kid's Dash, 1 Mile, and Virtual events are untimed and do not qualify for age group awards.

Virtual Race

Virtual Event participants are welcome to run any day, anytime, at the location of their choice! 

Your registration includes a digital bib, event shirt, finisher medal, and shipping for your packet. Your packet will be mailed to you and will ship out the Wednesday after the race. You can upload your times starting the day of the event on the results page. You can also upload any photos in the "participant upload" album on the photos page!

Challenge yourself and earn great swag!

Cancellation/Refund Policy

All Bodies Race Company events proceed rain, shine, snow, or cold.  For that reason, we have a strict no-refund policy.  If you are unable to participate in the event, you can still receive your packet, shirt, and medal, and you simply run the race on your own time on your own course. See our virtual race information for complete details: 

This time of year the weather is iffy, but we will only cancel if our venue requires cancellation, or if there are ice hazards on the roads or course. Due to the time required for permitting we are not typically able to reschedule. If cancellation is necessary we will transfer everyone to virtual!

Frequently Asked Questions

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