The News Leader Firecracker 5k

Mon July 4, 2022 Staunton, VA 24401 US Directions

The News Leader Firecracker 5k

$25 7:30AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT
385 spots left. Price increases after June 16, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Gypsy Hill Park
600 Churchville Ave
Staunton, VA US 24401

Date: Monday, July 4th, 2022

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. After a two-year hiatus, we welcome back crowd support from spectators arriving early for the parade that follows as part of the Happy Birthday America celebration! Participants will receive a race shirt and awards will go to the top three overall winners as well as the top age group winner. All profits benefit the Salvation Army's Neediest Families Program. This is a rain or shine event.



Register by 6/16: $25 (guaranteed unisex t-shirt option)

6/16-7/4: $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 7/2 from noon-4pm and 7/3, 4pm-5pm. Race Day packet pick-up, 6:30-7:15am.

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.


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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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