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Finisher Medal & Shirt

5K Run/Walk - Chip Timed

$35 8:00AM EDT
745 spots left. Price increases after June 12, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Finisher Medal & Shirt

Kids 1 mile Fun Run

$20 8:45AM EDT
75 spots left. Price increases after June 12, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 12 and under.


102 Racquet Park
Fernandina Beach, FL US 32034


Firecracker 5K
Sunday, July 6, 2024 - 8:00 a.m.

Location: Omni Amelia Island Resort at Racquet Park  

102 Racquet Park Drive Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 

This chip timed race will start and finish at Omni Amelia Island Racquet Park, located next to the Verandah restaurant. Enjoy a scenic run, meandering through the beautiful, tree-canopied resort. Located at 102 Racquet Park Drive. 

Running or walking is acceptable, strollers are welcome. No animals or bicycles on course. 

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the First Coast YMCA. Registration online only. For additional information, contact (904) 277-5195 or

5K Entry fee before June 15: $35 per adult, $20 per child (12 and under).
5K Entry fee after June 12: $45 per adult, $25 per child (12 and under).

Pre-registered participants can pick-up race packet on Friday, July 5, from 11am-5pm at the Racquet Park conference center. Packet Pick-up will also be available on race day at race site. 

6:30 a.m. – Packet Pick-up opens
8:00 a.m. – 5K Race Start
8:45 a.m. - Kid's Fun Run
9:15 a.m. – Awards Ceremony

Race T-shirt guaranteed for all pre-registered participants.  

This 5K Run/Walk is on an open course roadway.

Parking is plentiful next to the race start location. The race starts and ends at the same location. 

5K Race will be timed and scored with a disposable chip provided, which will be attached to the back of the bib.  Bib's must be on the front of the runner for accurate timing. 




Medals for top 3 overall males, top 3 overall females, top 3 male and female age groups will receive awards for 5K race.

Age groups include 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, 70-74,75-79,80-84,85-89, 90+

*all participants will receive a finisher medal



How long is the course?
The 5K is 3.1 miles.

How will I be timed? 
The race uses an electronic timing system that records race time and place via a transponder chip that will be given out at registration. Each individual competing in the 5K is required to use the race chip. Official times will not be recorded without a chip. There will be a clock at the finish line to view your time.

How will I receive my results?
Official results are posted for the top runners in each category, race staff has all results for on-site inquiries and results are posted on the race website.

Can I use my own race chip or tag rather than utilizing the one that is provided?
No, you will be provided with a custom chip.

What if I need help along the way?
Qualified emergency medical professionals are available to provide assistance at the start/finish lines.

Can I participate in the event with my dog?
Sorry, as much as we love our pets too, the safety of participants is our main concern. Therefore, we do not allow pets on the course.

Can I participate with a stroller?
Yes, nurturing future generations of runners is a priority and demonstrating healthy lifestyles to our kids is special. Please, however, start in the later part of the runners.

Should I bring my own water?
Yes, but there will be a water station on the course as well at the finish.

Can I get my money returned?
We appreciate your race registration. We are unable to issue refunds. We are not in a position to credit your credit card or issue checks. Future credit will be applied to future races. 

Will the race be held if it's raining?
The race is a "rain or shine" event. All participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, such as in a rain coat or hat. Umbrellas can pose a safety hazard to others, so please do not bring them. If there is lighting in the area, the race will be postponed for a later time during the permitted race time.  

What will be provided after the race?
An awards ceremony will take place after the race at at the start/finish location.

Can I transfer my entry to someone else?
You may transfer within the race, not future races. 

Where do I park?
Free parking is available.


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