Freedom Firecracker 5K and Sparkler 1-Mile

Tue July 4, 2023 Manassas, VA 20110 US Directions



8:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT

Sparkler 1-Mile

9:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center
9100 Freedom Center Blvd
Manassas, VA US 20110


July 4, 2023
TIME:  5k – 8:30  | 1 Mile – 9:30
LOCATION: Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center, 9100 Freedom Center Blvd, Manassas, VA
Spots are limited!! We recommend registering soon as possible to reserve your spot on the starting line.

Fun Run Racing is partnering with Hero’s Bridge to bring you the Freedom Firecracker 5K and Sparkler 1 Mile Run/Walk. Hero’s Bridge is dedicated to serving elderly veterans, age 65 and older. A portion of the proceeds will go to Hero’s Bridge. For more information, visit their website here

Registration Fees

1 Mile Run/Walk is NOT timed
Through 5/15: 5k  $40, 1 Mile Run/Walk  $15
5/16-6/15: 5k  $42.50, 1 Mile Run/Walk  $17.50
6/16-6/31: 5k  $45, 1Mile Run/Walk  $20

Packet Pickup

This race will feature race day packet pickup only. 
Race day packet pickup will open at 7:00 am. Please arrive at least 45-60 minutes prior to your race.   


The Freedom Firecracker 5k and 1 Mile walk/run is a family-friendly event that is a fun and festive celebration of Independence Day! All 5k runners and 1-mile runners will receive a custom race shirt, medal, custom bib, and a digital finisher’s certificate 


All 5k and 1 Mile runners will receive a custom race shirt, medal, custom bib, and a digital finisher’s certificate.


There is no formal awards ceremony – just pick your results and award up at the pavilion near the start/finish line! The top 3 overall men and women receive Running Store gift cards as follows: $75, $50, $25. The top 3 male and female 5K finishers in each of the following 5K age groups receive Running Store gift cards ($15/$10/$5): 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+.


Want to have a bangin' July 4th photo this year? You and all your friends/family can take a picture with our 8 ft X 8 ft “photo booth” fireworks backdrop at this year’s race!


Need to add a little zing to your July 4th “outfit?” Sport a tattoo or two! We hear it helps your race times! Complimentary Red, White and Blue tattoos will be distributed to all participants at packet pick-up! 


Strollers: allowed | Dogs: not allowed due to safety concerns
The 5k has a course time limit of 55 minutes (18 min/mile).
The 1 Mile Run/Walk IS NOT timed.

Runner Safety Protocols

We will offer 1 water station at the 1.5-mile mark of the race. Small unopened water bottles will be available on a table for runners. In addition, small water bottles will be available at the end of the race.
We will adhere to all Virginia Department of Health guidelines for running races and abide by RRCA’s best practices for conducting safe running.

Race Contact Info

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Course Maps

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When you register you will receive a unique URL link, so if your friends sign up using this link you are eligible to receive: 
1 Referral= $5 back to your credit card up to a total of 5 referals


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