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VARRA Firecracker 5k

Thu July 4, 2024 Victoria, TX 77901 US Directions


VARRA Firecracker 5k

7:30AM CDT - 9:30AM CDT

Kids Mile

7:30AM CDT - 9:30AM CDT
Open to ages 1 - 10.


Riverside Stadium Parking Lot Memorial Drive
Victoria, TX US 77901


Join VARRA on Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 7:30 AM at Riverside Park for a fun 5k!

For $30, you can participate in this firecrackin' good time of a race! Prices increase to $35 on Saturday, June 1 and will go up to $40 on race day. Registration will end at 7:15 AM race morning. Paid VARRA members will receive a 20% discount, which is automatically applied at checkout.

*Anyone who registers after we reach 130 participants will have their medals mailed to them.*

Packet pickup will only be offered from 6:30 AM - 7:15 AM the morning of the race, Thursday, July 4th at Riverside Stadium. Bib assignment will happen during packet pickup at the check-in table setup with volunteers.

Race day parking is at the Riverside Stadium Parking Lot.

The race is chip timed with Overall Male, Overall Female, and age group awards 3 deep with 10 year age increments.

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Race Contact Info

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  • When is the VARRA Firecracker 5k?
    • The VARRA Firecracker 5k will be held on Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 7:30 AM at Riverside Stadium.


  • How do I register?
  • How much is it to register?
    • It is $30 until Saturday, June 1, after which prices increase to $35. Race day registration is $40. VARRA members automatically receive a 20% discount at checkout!
  • When does registration end?
    • Registration ends at 7:15 AM on Thursday, July 4, 2024.
  • Are refunds allowed?
    • No, race entries are non-refundable.


  • When and where is packet pickup?
    • Packet pickup is only being offered the morning of race day, Thursday, July 4, 2024 from 6:30 AM to 7:15 AM at Riverside Stadium.
  • What is included in the packet?
    • You will receive 2 plastic chip tags and 1 bib.
  • What is being used as chip timing equipment?
    • The 2 plastic chip tags you receive are the chip timing equipment. These tags hang on your hips, one on each side. Make sure that there is no clothing covering the tags or otherwise your time may not be recorded properly.
  • What is the bib used for if not for timing?
    • The bibs will be used for photo identification purposes and need to go on the front of your shirt, uncovered and visible at all times.
  • Can I keep the tags and bibs?
    • You must return the tags to the race volunteers after crossing the finish line to receive your finisher items, but you can keep your bib.


  • What time should I arrive to the race?
    • You can arrive any time between 6:30 AM to 7:15 AM to pick up your packet, stretch, and get ready for the race.
  • Where do I park?
    • There is plenty of free parking available at the Riverside Stadium Parking Lot.
  • How do I get to the park?
  • What is the race day schedule?
    • 6:30 AM - 7:15 AM: Packet pick-up and race day registration at Riverside Stadium
    • 7:30 AM: Race start
    • 8:30 AM: Race finishes
    • 9:00 AM: Awards
  • What if there is inclement weather?
    • Every effort will be made to get the run done. If there is light or heavy ran, the run will still go on at 8:00 AM. If there is lightning, the start will be delayed until it is safe to run, so please plan accordingly.


  • What is the course?
    • The course is a loop around the Victoria Zoo and Riverside Stadium that starts and ends at the bathrooms on McCright Drive. All of the surface is paved. Check out for the official race course.
  • Are there cutoff times?
    • There is a 1 hour time limit, so all finishers must be across the finish line by 8:30 AM. This is a 19:18/mile pace.
  • Will there be water stations on the course?
    • There will be a water station at the turn off point into Fox Bend, and water will be available before and after the race.
  • Will the course be marked?
    • Mile markers will be painted on the ground.
  • Will there be cars on the course?
    • There is a chance that cars will drive by, but there will be volunteers to watch for cars and direct them away from runners. Orange traffic cones will also be placed on the course to indicate the turns.


  • Where are the post race festivities being held?
    • The post race festivities are being held at the start/finish line of the race. There will be some snacks and beverages for all to enjoy!
  • Is there anything that needs to be returned to the race after crossing the finish line?
    • Yes, the 2 chips that are used for timing purposes must be returned to a race volunteer before you will receive your finisher items.
  • Where will results be posted?
  • How quickly will results be posted after I finish?
    • Results will be posted on the race website after the event is over.
  • What do I do if I notice my results are off while at the race?
    • If you have questions or think your results are off, please go to the timing table to discuss this with the timing personnel. After age group awards begin, no more race result disputes will be entertained.
  • Are there age group awards?
    • There will be an Overall Male and Overall Female award, along with awards 3 deep for 10 year age increments.
    • The age groups will be as follows:
    • 0-10
    • 11-19
    • 20-29
    • 30-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-59
    • 60-69
    • 70+
    • Runners may not win both overall awards and age group awards, meaning that the overall male and female winners will not be able to win 1st place in his or her respective age groups.
  • When is the award ceremony?
    • The award ceremony will begin at 9:00 AM. All race result disputes and questions must be addressed before 9:00 AM.


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