Event Schedule
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RACE DAY SCHEDULE: Pre-registered runners check-in, and race day registration from 6:30 - 7:45 AM (for 1K), 6:30 - 8:00 AM (5K/10K) at Harvey West Park, 326 Evergreen Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Race day registration runners pick up Bib Numbers at Registration on July 4th. Kids’ 1K run at 8:00 AM, 10K starts at 8:30 AM and 5K starts at 8:40 AM. 10K/5K/1K awards commencing at 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM.

PARKING: Free parking available at Costco (via the Sylvania Avenue entrance) and along Sylvania Avenue. Enter Harvey West Park via Encinal @ Hwy 9 and then turn left on Sylvania and park on Sylvania or in the Costco parking lot via the Sylvania Avenue entrance. Costco is closed on July 4th, so there is plenty of parking at Costco. But arrive early to avoid the race-day rush and leave time for the short walk/jog to the registration tables near the Harvey West pool.

POST RACE BREAKFAST: From 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Fuel up for the Firecracker 5K & 10K or just join the fun,  included with your race entry! Breakfast features flapjacks along with eggs, sausage, coffee, and juice!

AWARDS & PRIZES: Awards to top 3 in each 5-year age group. Merchandise prizes and name engraved on Champions Cup for overall male and female open winners and age-graded winners of 5K and 10K. Aptos Fleet Feet shoe certificates to top male and female age-graded winner + 13-18 age group winner. Blue ribbons to all 1K finishers and medals to top 3 male and female kids 10 and under in Kids’ 1K.

PLUS: Aerobics warm-up and Santa Cruz DJ Company will light your fire with warm-up tunes certain to pump you up.

PACKET PICKUP: Runners pick up Goodie Bags, Shirts, and Bib Numbers on the following dates and at the following locations:

Pre-Race Schedules and locations for 2019 packet pickup are TBD.  We'll let you know as soon as we have confirmed dates and locations. On July 4, AFTER you’re done racing at the Goodie Bag tables near the pool; avoid the rush and pick up over the weekend if possible!