Firecracker 5K

Sat July 4, 2020 Directions
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5K Run

$28 8:00AM EDT Price increases after July 3, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Kick off your Independence Day festivities at the Firecracker 5K on July 4th – Riverside Park – Bryson City, NC. The 31st Annual 5K is hosted by the the Rotary Club of Bryson City the course runs through Bryson City and the Deep Creek Community.  

Register by June 25th at 11:59PM to be guaranteed a commemorative race shirt in the size requested. After that participants are not guaranteed to receive a shirt and/or a shirt in the size requested. In other words - once the shirt order has been placed - quantities will be limited. So sign up today. 

7:00am Onsite registration and Packet Pick Up

8:00am START

Age Groups & Awards

Trophies: Overall male/female

Medals to the Top three Male/Female Finishers in the following Age Groups:

M/F Age 9 + younger

M/F age 10-14

M/F age 15-19

M/F age 20-29

M/F Age 30-39

M/F Age 40-49

M/F Age 50-59

M/F Age 60-69

M/F Age 70 plus

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income. The Rotary Club of Bryson City has been a an official Service Partner of the Library for many years and hosts the Firecracker 5K as a fundraiser for it. Monies raised help to bring awareness of the Library to the local community. Please support the Club's efforts by clicking on the "Donate" button above or include a contribution as you register for the 5K. Thank You!

About Dolly Parton's Imagination Library: After launching in 1995, the program grew quickly. First books were only distributed to children living in Sevier County, Tennessee where Dolly grew up. It became such a success that in 2000 a national replication effort was underway. By 2003, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library had mailed one million books. It would prove to be the first of many millions of books sent to children around the world. Dolly’s home state of Tennessee pledged to pursue statewide coverage in 2004 and global expansion was on the horizon. After the United States, the program launched in Canada in 2006 followed by the United Kingdom in 2007 and Australia joined in 2013.

Riverfront Park
101 Mitchell St
Bryson City, NC 28713
Behind the Swain County Clerk of Court building
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Riverfront Park
101 Mitchell St
Bryson City, NC 28713
Behind the Swain County Clerk of Court building


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