Firecracker 5k



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Date/Time
Date(s) - July 04 2018
7:00 AM

Location
Front Street Civic Center

Event Distance: 5K

Race Director: Denise Piercy

Race Director Email : info@runningzone.com

Race Director Phone: 321-751-8890

Website Address: http://www.runningzone.com/series/firecracker5k/

Beneficiary: EFSC Veterans Collegiate Society

URL Link to Online Registration: Click Here To Register Online

Firecracker 5K,  Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 7:00 am! The Front Street Civic Center, 2205 Front St., Melbourne, FL 32901

 

  • American Flags and red, white & blue popsicles to all finishers
  • Most Patriotic Costume Contest
  • Special Awards to top 3 Local Heroes (Military/Fire/Police)!
  • Free Li’l Firecracker Kids’ Run with Zippy the Gecko
  • Breakfast catered by Einstein Bros Bagels!
  • Benefits EFSC Collegiate Veterans Society
  • Random Giveaway $500 Gas Card to Fuel your Great American Road Trip!

Directions
From Melbourne Causeway, turn south onto Front Street. Civic Center is on the left.  Parking will be available at the following locations:

Detailed parking will be given out in the last minute instructions email the week of the race. PARKING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AT THE FRONT STREET PARK DUE TO 4TH OF JULY FESTIVITIES.


Amenities
All races provide participants with  fun shirts, Chronotrack RFID timing and a festive post-race party. In addition, there will be a guest appearance by Zippy, our Gecko mascot, to start each of the free kids’ runs and to help with the awards presentation. Our standard overall and age group awards will be presented for each race along with door prizes and giveaways.
There is a $10,000 purse in prizes and gift certificates for the top finishers of our Race Series!

Registration
Day of race registration opens 1 hour before all races. Late registration closes 10 minutes before each race begins. Award ceremony will begin immediately following each race.

Fees (Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.)
Individual Registration: $30.00 ($35.00-Race Day)
Team/School Registration: $25.00 (No Race day registration)
Kid’s Registration: $15.00 ($20 Race Day) NEW THIS YEAR! Kid’s shirts same as adults

– $5 OFF for No-shirt option!

Start A Team

Being a part of a team can be very rewarding. All you need is a minimum of 5 people (1 person of the opposite sex) that want to be part of the team. Everyone on the team saves $5.00 on the entry fees and you may be able to start training together for one or all of the upcoming races.

Team Competition
Gather your family, friends and co-workers! Teams must participate in at least four series races to be eligible for the series award. Awards will be given to the top three teams. Each team consists of at least five members with one of the members being the opposite sex. The top four of the same sex and the 1st member of the opposite sex will be scored. (No Team Race Day Registration)

School Team Challenge: (Elementary and Middle Schools Only)
An award will be given to the top three elementary or middle schools that have the largest participation. The School Team Challenge applies to each race as well as the series. Schools must participate in at least four series races to be eligible for the series award. Students only count towards participation challenge. Parents and teachers can form an open team. (No School Race Day Registration)

Eligibility
Series races are scored for runners and walkers in all age categories. Participants in the series must complete a minimum of FOUR series races to be eligible for the series awards.

Standard Race Series Age Divisions
8 & Under 9-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39 , 40-44 , 45-49 , 50-54, 55-59, 60-64 65-69, 70-74 , 75-79, 80+

Scoring & Points
The first 10 runners/walkers overall will receive 100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, and 10 points in the open competition.series
The first 10 Masters (40 years and older) runners/walkers overall will receive 100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, and 10 point in the open competition.
The first 10 runners/walkers within each age group will receive 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 point in their age group competition.

Race Drop
Scoring will be based on 6 races. If you participate in all 7 events, your lowest score will be dropped. At the end of the series, individuals who accumulate the most points receive awesome cash, gift certificates and prizes, and are recognized by Running Zone in June 2019.

Note: Your age group for the Series is determined by your age as of the 7/4/18.

Standings
The standings after each race will be calculated and displayed on www.runningzone.com/

Paper Registration Form:

Open

Register for race #2 in the series: Tailgate 2 Miler on August 19! | July Special: Spend $150 at RZ & earn 1 raffle ticket for a chance to win a YETI Cooler! - see blog