July 1st - July 31st Indianapolis, IN US 46202
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Description

The 11th Annual Firecracker 6 presented by Ascension St. Vincent is set for July 2020. This race traditionally based in Indianapolis, Indiana has expanded to allow athletes from throughout our country the opportunity to push themselves to a healthier, stronger, and happier self through exercise and accomplishing goals. Firecracker 6 offers a 6k & 6 Miler Run/Walk, a crazy 24 hour challenge in "The Firecracker", and an event to push yourself beyond your norm for the entire month competing in "The Big Boom Challenge." We sure will miss racing in person this year, but hope to see you all rise to the occasion either Starting the Tradition, or continuing to keep your Firecracker 6 streak alive!

 

 

Stuff We All Get:
  • Comfy Lady of Victory Tee or Tank 
  • Epic Lady of Victory Firecracker 6 Finisher Medal  
  • Option for a cup of ice cream if stopping by our booth on July 4th or July 5th from 7AM-1PM
  • Selfie Stations on designated route if running/walking on July 4th or July 5th from 7AM-1PM
  • RaceJoy options to run/walk the original planned routes with fun audio info along the way
  • Firecracker 6 Finisher Certificate 
  • Dope Neck Gaiter 
  • Access to Private Firecracker 6 Facebook Group for motivation, inspiration, and fun! 

*Please note items will ship around the week of August 3rd. 

6 Miler

6 Miler Anywhere:


Join us in a remote 6 mile race running anywhere you would like anytime between July 1-31. If you choose to run with your phone you can utilize RaceJoy App allowing your friends and family to send you virtual cheers tracking you each step of the way. United we run.

 

6 Miler Downtown:


The Firecracker 6 has traditionally been an event that highlights both our nations independence and our beautiful Indianapolis community including the city of Indianapolis. We want to continue this tradition so we tweaked the planned 2020 course to allow you the chance to run a safe and fun route in the city! Those running/walking the 6 Miler downtown on either July 4th or July 5th between 7 AM-1 PM can also get a finisher cup of ice cream on site at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential site served by the Firecracker 6 team! The event can be ran anytime July 1-July 31.

 

6k

6k Anywhere:


Join us in a remote 6 mile race running anywhere you would like anytime between July 1-31. If you choose to run with your phone you can utilize RaceJoy App allowing your friends and family to send you virtual cheers tracking you each step of the way. United we run.

 

6k Downtown:


The Firecracker 6 has traditionally been an event that highlights both our nations independence and our beautiful Indianapolis community including the city of Indianapolis. We want to continue this tradition so we tweaked the planned 2020 course to allow you the chance to run a safe and fun route in the city! Those running/walking the 6k downtown on either July 4th or July 5th between 7 AM-1 PM can also get a finisher cup of ice cream on site at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential site served by the Firecracker 6 team! The event can be ran anytime July 1-July 31.

 

Challenges

The Firecracker-36 Miles: 6 Miles x 4 Hours x 24 Hours


Do you have what it takes to finish The Firecracker! If you are ready to truly feel the burn try out this challenge. Pick one 24hr period between July 1-July 31 in which you will race 6 miles every 4 hours (6 times total) in 24 hours! You will have finished a total of 36 miles in 24 hours!!!

 

The Firecracker-36k: 6 Kilometers x 4 Hours x 24 Hours

Do you have what it takes to finish The Firecracker! If you are ready to truly feel the burn try out this challenge. Pick one 24hr period between July 1-July 31 in which you will race 6k every 4 hours (6 times total) in 24 hours! You will have finished a total of 36 kilometers in 24 hours!!!

 

The Big Boom-Run:

Are you looking for a challenging month of July?! Looking to breakout in your training and really push yourself beyond your normal month. If so the Big Boom is for you! Take this month to push yourself to new heights as you try to rack up as many running miles as you can. Can you make it across the state of Indiana from Illinois to Ohio running 143 miles? Can you start from the Kentucky border and run north knocking out 170 miles? The challenge is their…what can you do in 31 days? Be sure to join the private Facebook group and watch emails as we will have fun mini run challenges along the way too! 

 

The Big Boom Ride:

Are you looking for a challenging month of July?! Looking to breakout in your training and really push yourself beyond your normal month. If so the Big Boom is for you! Take this month to push yourself to new heights as you try to rack up as many biking miles as you can. Can you climb 14000' in the month to match the amount of fireworks lit on July 4th? Can you hit 1776' climbed in one ride? How about set a new "longest ride" record for yourself? The challenge is their…what can you do in 31 days? Be sure to join the private Facebook group and watch emails as we will have fun mini bike challenges along the way too! 

 

The Big Boom Run & Ride:

Are you looking for a challenging month of July?! Looking to breakout in your training and really push yourself beyond your normal month. If so the Big Boom is for you! Take this month to push yourself to new heights as you try to rack up as many running & cycling miles as you can. How far can you push yourself outside of your comfort zone? Pick a biking, running, skating, paddle boarding, walking, or even just minute of exercise daily goal-then chase that goal with us all!!! The challenge is their…what can you do in 31 days?

 

 

The Big Boom Teams: 

Think your running club is full of crazies that tack on way more miles than any others? Have a group of friends or family members that are literally running/walking/biking or all doing all three like mad through the summer months? Create or Join a team (running club, friends, family) when you sign up for the The Big Boom! When you results are submitted teams will automatically have miles added to tally total team mileage! Go ahead and commit to the Big Boom...is your team the craziest of crazies-it's time to earn some bragging rights! 

Firecracker 6 partners with Team RWB through raising donations from participants, and by donating a portion of the event proceeds. Majority of the funds raised stays with the Indianapolis Chapter, but a portion also goes to National RWB. 

The mission of Team RWB is "To enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity." Our local chapter here in Indy offers monthly training, racing, and social gathering opportunities to the team. Members are both civilian, and veterans encouraging all to mingle, support one another in training, and to provide accountability as they carry out their mission. Through funds raised via Firecracker 6 they will be able to support the veterans in both racing, and financially covering costs for the social outings were members truly connect as friends. 

We couldn't be happier to support a great group of people who truly love their neighbors, specifically veterans, while using our sport as the catalyst to connect & motivate. 

RaceJoy

Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Firecracker 6.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.

Send-a-Cheer

  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Firecracker 6 is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

Note:
- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
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