Awards & Rules

Firecracker4 race will be awarding $6000 in cash prizes,
174 Firecracker4 engraved medals, 72 USATF Team Medals
and 78 miscellaneous prizes.
Medals and various prizes are awarded to the following:
  • top 10 male and top 10 female finishers
  • top 3 male and top 3 female finishers in the Military Category
  • top 3 male and top 3 female finishers in the Public Safety Category
  • top 3 male and top 3 female finishers in the age graded overall results
  • top 3 male and top 3 female finishers in each age group (5 year increments)
  • top Public Safety Team
  • top Military Team
  • top 3 male and top 3 female Scholastic Teams
  • top 3 male and top 3 female teams in the Open, Masters and Age Graded categories of the USATF Adirondack  Club Team Championship
  • top Run Your Colors team
  • top Run Tour School Colors Team
— Cash Awards - Individual Runners —

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Cash Awards Teams (USATF Adirondack Club Team Championship)
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—– General Rules ––
  • Gun time is used to calculate all results except age group where net time is used.
  • Runners can be a member of Public Safety (Police, Fire or EMS) or Military category, not both
  • Runners can be a member of one team only
  • Runners can  score and win awards and cash in multiple Individual (non Team) categories, Double Dipping is allowed.
  • Runners can  score and win awards in one team competition.
  • All  race awards will be distributed based on finish place.  For example, the overall winner of the race will also finish first in his/her age group.
  • Monetary awards that are declined will be included in the proceeds to be distributed by FC4 Inc. to other not for profit recipients selected for the race year.
  • No roll down of awards will take place.
  • Any conflicts or disputes will be addressed by the Race Directors.
— Rules for Award Distribution —
 - Race Categories for individual runners (not teams) -
Open Individual Category Awards:
  • Cash Awards, Medals and other Prizes for the top 3 male and top 3 female finishers
  • Medals and other prizes for the top 10 male and top 10 female finishers.
Age Group Category Awards:
  • 14 and under (male and female) - Medals
  • 5 year age groups to 75 and over (male and female) - Medals
Age Graded Category Awards
  • Top 3 male - Cash Awards and  Medals
  • Top 3 female - Cash Awards and  Medals
Public Safety Category:
  • Eligibility - Must be active or retired member of Police, Fire or EMS
  • You must be registered as a runner in the Public Safety Category if you want to
  • be a member of a Public Safety Team.
  • You can compete in the Public Safety category as an individual.
Military Category:
  • Eligibility - Must be active, veteran or retired Military
  • You must be registered as a runner in the Military Category if you want to
  • be a member of a Military Team.
  • You can compete in the Military category as an individual.
- Race Team Awards -
USATF Adirondack Club Team Championships
  Eligibility
  • Must have valid USATF member ID
  • Must be USATF registered Adirondack Club
  • Student athletes are ineligible for these cash prize races per NCAA regulations
  • Open Male
  • Open Female
  • Masters Male (40+)
  • Masters Female (40+)
  • Open Male Age Graded (50+)
  • Open Female Age Graded (50+)
  • Top 3 Male Teams and top 3 Female Teams  in each division will receive cash awards and USATF Medals (Gold, Silver and Bronze)
  • Up to 5 Male Team members but not less than 3 can be declared. The first 3 finishers score.
  • Awards are given to scoring team members only.
  • Up to 5 Female Team members but not less than 3 can be declared. The first 3 finishers score.
  • Awards are given to scoring team members only.
Scholastic Team Championship
Eligibility - Must be a Elementary, High School or College Student
Male teams and female Teams, No co-ed teams
1st, place team - Medals and Plaque
2nd and 3rd place teams -Medals
Up to 7 Team members but not less than 5 can be declared. The first 5 finishers score.
Public Safety Team Championship
Eligibility - Must be active or retired member of Police, Fire or EMS
Team can be all male, all female or co-ed. Only one Team Award will be  be given for this category regardless of gender or composition
1st place team - Medals and Plaque
2nd and 3rd place teams - Medals
Team can be all male, all female or co-ed. Only one Team Award will be
 be given for this category regardless of gender or composition.
Up to 5 Team members but not less than 3 can be declared. The first 3 finishers score.
Military Team Championship
Eligibility - Must be active, veteran or retired Military
Team can be all male, all female or co-ed. Only one Team Award will be  be given for this category regardless of gender or composition
1st place team - Medals and Plaque
2nd and 3rd place teams - Medals
Team can be all male, all female or co-ed. Only one Team Award will be
 be given for this category regardless of gender or composition.
Up to 5 Team members but not less than 3 can be declared. The first 3 finishers score.
Run Your Colors Team Competition
Eligibility - Anyone that is registered can be on a team.
Team can be all Male, all Female or Co-ed. One team award
will be given for this category regardless of gender or composition.
Organize a team from your workplace or a team of friends and family, anything goes !
Scoring - The team with the most registered runners will win.
       and The team with the greatest age spread between youngest high school runner and alumni wins a special team photo
Awards - Trophy for top team and team picture on Firecracker4 website for one year.
Note: Team captains must provide a team picture
1st place team earns a $1000 donation to the not for profit organization of their choice
2nd place team earns a $500 donation to the not for profit organization of their choice
3rd place team earns a $250 donation to the not for profit organization of their choice