5k RUN

The 16th Annual Firecracker 5K Run and Walk and Kids 100-Yard Dash is a fantastic way to start the July 4th holiday. Benefiting Pleasant Hill schools, the run has raised over $160,000 and continues to grow each year.  So, gather up the family, dress-up in your best patriotic gear, and come join the fun on July 4th in Downtown Pleasant Hill! 

Entry fee includes a commemorative race t-shirt!

  • WHAT: 5K Run and Walk / Kids 100-Yard Dash Fun Run (for kids 7 and under).
  • WHEN: July 4th with 5K at 8:00am / 100-Yard Dash Fun Run at 7:50am.
  • WHERE: Downtown Pleasant Hill
  • WHY: Because all race proceeds go to support Pleasant Hill Schools!
  • PRIZES: Awarded to top male and female in the 5K and Kids 100-Yard Dash Fun Run.


Can I decide which school receives my money?

Yes! During the registrations process, you will be asked to designate which Pleasant Hill school you would like to received the net proceeds of your registration fee.

What is the Course?

The USATF certified 5K course starts at the corner of Gregory Lane and Trelany Road, in front of City Hall, and ends 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.  A registration table will be set up before the race on Crescent Drive and volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions. Race begins promptly at 8:00am, so don’t be late to the start line!

What is the entry fee?

Entry fee is $30.00 for early bird entries before June 3rd, $35.00 after June 3rd and on race day. There is no fee or t-shirt for the 100-Yard Dash Kids Fun Run, but please register so that we know how many participants to expect.

Will I get a T-Shirt?

Please remember that if you register AFTER June 24th, a race t-shirt is NOT guaranteed although every effort will be made to ensure we have enough on-hand for every 5K participant.

How do I get my race bid AND t-shirt before July 4th? 

Pick up your bid and race t-shirt on Saturday, June 26th from 11:00am to 3:00pm at: TBD.

Bids and  race t-shirts will also be available on race morning, but it is not recommended and those choosing to do this should plan to arrive by 7:00am to avoid being in line when the race starts! Race starts promptly at 8:00am.

Will there be prizes for the winners?

$100 gift certificates will be awarded to the top male and female 5K runners.

100-Yard Dash Kids Fun Run winners will receive Century Theaters gift certificates.

Where is parking?

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



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