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Frequently asked questions
What happens if it rains, snows, or if the event is forced to be cancelled?
The event will still go on with rain or snow!
My 10 year old wants to run the 4K with our family. I was going to do the kid pack for him so he could get a shirt, etc. - Do I also need to register/pay for him to run the 4K or 4MILE?
No, you do not need to pay for him to accompany you in the 4K or 4MILE. It is free for kids 10 and under with registered parent/guardian. That’s why we offer a Kids Pack, just in case kids 10 and under want a shirt and some freebies. The Kids Pack is a great way for you to save money.
My 11 year old wants to run the 4K or 4MILE with our family. Do I need to register/pay for her to run the 4K or 4MILE?
Yes. Pretty simple answer, eh? I bet you weren't expecting that?
My 10 year old and 12 year old are registered to run the 4K, can they also participate in the Free Kids Run?
10 year old = YES
I heard there is a slip'n slide finish line?
Ha! You'll just have to sign up and find out! Not to mention there are some other fun features throughout the courses! (No, you don't have to slide, it is optional and actually located just after the finish line.)
So, tell me about the infamous (er, famous) craw-fish boil
No, you are not forced to eat any crawfish, however, we strongly recommend it! We special order live craw-fish from the Bayou, prepared and served fresh after the event. For those of you 21+, you may enjoy free Pabst Blue Ribbon beer as well! The perfect summer combination in Erie!
May I pick up registration packets for others? Can others pick up my packet for me?
Yes... Please be sure that you are in good communication with your friends, so that they know you are doing so!
Not sure if you're registered? Need to reprint your tickets?
What is your cancellation policy?
Is there a time limit on the run?
Are strollers and wagons allowed? How about animals?
Yes! Strollers are welcome and commonly sighted at The Firecracker Run. Sorry, but no 4-legged friends allowed on course. You are welcome to bring them to the finish festival however!
Is there a charity benefit for this run?
The Firecracker Run helps raise funds for the local local non-profit organizations who help during the run. If you are interested in raising money for your group, please contact us!
If I don't show up to the event, do I still get my shirt, bib, and stuff?
Yes and No. If you do not show up to the event or packet pickup to claim your belongings you will have 7 days after the event to reclaim them. You must contact us to do this. After 7 days, they will be forfeited.
What should I wear for the run?
We strongly encourage dressing to the occasion! (Independence Day that is!) Weather in July in Colorado can do many things but snow, well, even that on very rare occasion. We recommend bringing a long sleeve shirt if the morning is chilly. You may also want to bring a hat or visor, sun screen, and a rain jacket in case we encounter rain.
Are there awards for the run?
All participants will recieve the most comfortable event shirt you'll ever wear, free beer, crawfish boil, and a ton of great refreshments. AND... Custom 'Pabst Colorado Firecracker' gifts will be given to the first 300 participants to sign up, so don't wait! We'll also be giving away a TON of great prizes in the free raffle after the run!
Is the event timed?
All 4Mile runners will be timed. 4K will not be timed.