Due to the realities of the current public health situation we are canceling all in person events related to the 14th annual Firecracker4 scheduled for Saturday July 4th 2020. The health and safety of our participants and our community at large is always the utmost priority in everything we do. We understand how much runners want to get back out there and race just as much as we want to be able to put on incredible active lifestyle events but at this point in time this is not going to be possible by July. For those that are itching to run for time we are replacing the in -person event with a virtual 4 mile run and 1/2 mile kids run. Registration is open through June 7th.

This option allows runners to have a goal, train and run a 4miler, earn some great swag and help us support several great charities. Your entry fee will help support the following:

The Veterans Business Council Scholarship Fund, Pitney Meadows Community Farm Trails Project, Saratoga Children?s Museum, and the Streaks Running Club and Kinetic running club programs. You will have the option to donate on top of your entry to additionally help these organizations. This event is a big part of the budget for these groups so we hope you will dig deep.

We encourage you to celebrate with us the freedom to keep running this July 4th by participating in the Virtual Firecracker4 4 mile and ? mile kids run.

RUN YOUR COLORS: In keeping with tradition, the team with the largest number of FINISHERS will receive a donation to the charity of their choice.

Make sure to set up your teams and make sure everyone selects the correct team when registering.

The Basics

A virtual run lets you run your 4 miles wherever you want between June 28th and July 11th. Then just log in and upload your time. We will post results as they come in. We will be sending out instructions once we get closer to the event. You need to Register by JUNE 7TH.

You will also be automatically entered for a chance at some random drawings we will be doing for packages of some awesome stuff from our partners including Fleet Feet Sports Albany/Malta, Power House Athletics, Hislop Coaching, Michalob Ultra, and Hannaford Supermarkets.

This is all stuff runners want/need and can use!

We will be putting together great packages and stuffing the Firecracker4 coolers full of this awesome stuff and mailing it to you.

To register for the virtual run click here:

https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=27413

For anyone already registered you will have three options:

  1. Switch to the virtual run, get the swag and have some fun
  2. Donate your entry
  3. Defer to July 4th 2021

You can go here:

Log onto RunSignUp and select your option.

https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/SaratogaSprings/FC4

Don?t forget the kids! Kids can run the virtual ? mile as well for only $5. This is a great way to get them to participate in a running activity with you. You will be able to print them a customized finish certificate once they have completed the run.

We thank all of you for your support and understanding and we hope to be able to join you out on the roads in 2020. In the mean-time we look forward to seeing your results for the Virtual Firecracker4 and seeing your posts as you prepare for and run your 4 miler.

The Firecracker4 Team