Firecracker 5K Fun Run – Online Registration


The Firecracker 5K Fun Run is a great way to start your day on July 4.  Each participant registers for either the 5K run/walk or the 100 yard dash for youngsters 7 years and under. All registration net proceeds will be donated to Pleasant Hill schools. During the registration process each registrant will be asked to designate a Pleasant Hill school to receive the net proceeds of registration fees.

  • WHAT: 5K Fun Run and 100 Yard Dash for kids 7 & under!
  • WHEN: July 4th at 8:00 AM. (100 yard dash starts about 7:50 AM)
  • WHERE: Downtown Pleasant Hill on the parade route! See route below (click to view full size). Check-in station is at 45 Crescent Drive, in front of the clock tower.
  • WHY: Because all race net proceeds go to support Pleasant Hill schools!
  • PRIZES FOR: 1st place – Kids 100 yard dash, 1st place – male runner,  1st place – female runner,  1st place – runner with dog,  1st place – runner with stroller,  1st place – senior male,  1st place – senior female,  most patriotic attire.


The 5K course starts at 45 Crescent Drive, in front of the Clock Tower. The route winds through the downtown area and follows the same route as the parade. Runners make 3 laps around the course.

T-Shirts: The registration fee includes a commemorative Firecracker Fun Run T-Shirt as long as registration for the 5K Fun Run is completed by 9 PM June 19, 2015.

For youngsters age 7 & under participating in the 100 yard dash, there is no registration fee and no T-Shirt. Please register for the 100 yard dash so that we know how many participants to expect.

Entrants age 7 & under may also participate in the 5K Run, but must register in the 12 & under category and pay the appropriate fees as shown below.

NOTE: We must place our order with the T-Shirt supplier by June 19th.  If you register by 9 PM on June 19th and select a shirt size, you will receive the shirt at bib pickup or at the check-in station on race day. If you register after 9 PM on June 19th you will not receive a commemorative T-shirt.

Use the link below to register. Register early so that you can order a T-shirt! The cost goes up if you wait until Race Day morning (see chart below).

Online registration This link takes you to the Registration website.

Bib Pick-up

Pick up your bib early on Saturday June 27th  from 10am to 2pm and Thursday July 2nd from 10am to 5pm at Pleasant Hill Coin & Jewelry Exchange, 3264 Buskirk Ave., Pleasant Hill.

Avoid long lines on race day and grab your bib and Firecracker 5k t-shirt before everyone else! In addition, every registrant who picks up early is entered to win one of five American Silver Eagle coins donated by PHCJE — don’t miss out!


Category Online  Race Day Registration Fees 
 7 & Under for 100 yard Dash (no T-Shirt)  No Charge  No Charge
 12 & Under  $25  $25
 13 & Over  $30  $40
 Family of 3  $65  $80
 Add’l Family Members (each)  $25  $30

Parking is available at the multi-story parking lot on Crescent Drive across the street from the Century 16 Theater. Note that the entry/exit to this parking lot on Contra Costa Boulevard will remain open the entire day. The entry/exit on Crescent Drive will be closed from 7 AM to 11 AM

Participants acknowledge and agree that photos and/or video footage taken during any of the events sponsored by and/or included in the Pleasant Hill Fourth of July celebration may be used without further consent or compensation by the Pleasant Hill Fourth of July Commission for promotional purposes. This includes, but is not limited to websites, Facebook, social networks, articles, and any other promotional or news materials regardless of the format.