Sun June 28 - Sat July 11, 2020 Saratoga Springs, NY US 12866 Directions
Excellent Shirt and Medal!

Virtual Firecracker 4

$35 $30 There will be no rate increases for 2020
Customizable Finisher Certificate

Virtual 1/2 Mile Sparkler Kids Fun Run

$5 Registration ends June 7, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
The 14th edition for the Firecracker4 is going virtual

This means you can run the FIrecracker4 anywhere while following the current social distancing guidelines as we continue to try to mitigate the Covid19 virus.  We will be posting several courses that can be used (please use caution and obey traffic laws if your chosen course is open to vehicular traffic). 

Register by June 5th and you will receive the commemorative shirt and medal via US Mail as well as a printable bib to wear on the big day. Track and upload your results (you will get detailed instructions) and results will be posted online.  This is not a competitive event but a community event to provide continuity (for all you streakers out there), camaraderie and sum fun.  That being said you will be able to see how you stack up against your friends.  

We do use proceeds from this event every year to support several not-for-profit organizations so your registration and any donations made will help us be able to give generously.  Those organizations include: 

Veteran's Business Council Scholarship Fund, Pitney Meadows Community Farm, Sustainable Saratoga, Saratoga Boys and Girls Track and Cross Country Boosters, and the Children's Museum 

We look forward to seeing your pictures and hearing your 4 mile stories and we look forward to the day we can all line up together and race. 

If you are already registered please select one of the options below.  If you would like to sign up please click on the SIGN UP button. 

Here Are Your Options:

Virtual races happen all the time, and allow you to join the fun without the crowds. You will get a printable bib, a great shirt and an awesome medal.

You simply run the distance on your own, and report your results - we’ll send you instructions.

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We will use your entry fees to bolster our charitable donations.We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

You will be able to defer to 2021 at no additional charge.  We look forward to seeing you at the start line on July 4th 2021! Thanks for your patience!

Saratoga Springs City Center
522 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY US 12866


4 Miles on the 4th of July-ish

Join us in kicking celebrating our freedoms including the freedom to keep running! 

This year the tradition of the Firecracker4 will continue via a Virtual 4 mile event where we will run together but apart.  In keeping with social distancing guidelines in the interest of public health and safety we will be hosting a 4 mile run that registrants will complete when they want, where they want between June 28th and July 11th. We will have links to several certified 4 miles courses in NYS and some suggestions for other routes you can use.  by keeping the tradition alive and participating in the Virtual Firecracker4 4 mile or 1/2 mile Sparkler kids run you will be helping event organizers stay solvent and allow us to donate much needed funds to several charities. They depend on us and we depend on you. 

Check out the event swag and make sure to get your team together as the largest team of finishers will get money donated to their charity of choice.  

Schedule of Events

Sunday, June 7th - Registration Closes
Friday, June 26th - Swag Mailed
Sunday June 28th- Saturday July 11th- Run your race
  • Run on your own or in small groups as per CDC guidlines
  • Upload your results
  • Post and share your experience!


RUN YOUR COLORS-  In keeping with tradition, the team with the largest number of FINISHERS will receive a donation to the charity of their choice.  

Make sure to set up your teams and make sure everyone selects the correct team when registering. 


1/2 Mile Sparkler Kids Fun Run

Your kids can get out and get some exercise with you with this virtual 1/2 mile run.  Find any 1/2 mile stretch or track and clock their time.  Then upload that time into the results as instructed.  Their results will get posted and you can print them a finisher's certificate.  This is open to kids aged 6 to 12.  

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