The News Leader Firecracker 5k

Tue July 4, 2023 Staunton, VA 24401 US Directions


The News Leader Firecracker 5k

$25 7:30AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT
336 spots left. Price increases after June 9, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT


Gypsy Hill Park
600 Churchville Ave
Staunton, VA US 24401


Date: Tuesday, July 4th, 2023

Start time: 7:30am

Location: Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton, VA


Join us on this fun, lightly rolling course through Gypsy Hill Park for Staunton's largest and most competitive 5k race. This race draws great crowd support as spectators start arriving for the parade that follows. Race participants will receive a race shirt, while supplies last, and awards will go to the top three overall winners as well as the top age group winners. All profits benefit the Salvation Army's Neediest Families Program. This is a rain or shine event.



Register by 6/9: $25 (guaranteed unisex t-shirt option)

6/10-7/4: $30 (t-shirt while supplies last)


Packet pick-up: Early Packet Pick Up will take place at Sole Focus Running Shop, 210 N Central Ave, Staunton VA on Monday, July 3, 4pm-6pm. Race Day packet pick-up, 6:30-7:15am at Gypsy Hill Park. 

Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers, and to the top winner in each age group: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-18, 19-29, 30-36, 37-45, 46-55, 56-65, 66 & over.


Race Contact Info

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Timing & Results

Blue Ridge Timing will offer efficient timing along with instant SMS text message results for those that select this option. This way both you and family members will be notified of results as soon as they are available. You may also request your results be sent to an e-mail.


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