July 4, 2014

Start the Tradition™

Welcome to the fifth annual Firecracker 6 run/walk. We look forward to you joining us for this year's event. Start the tradition this coming 4th of July! 6 miles for fun, 6 miles for your health, 6 miles for our state, and 6 miles for our country!


Results & Photos

Event Info



About the Race

2013 winner

Congratulations to all particpants at this year's Firecracker 6! Results and photos are posted. We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you again next year!

It is time again to lace up your shoes and join us this 4th of July! Our annual 6 mile run/walk tradition is open for registration. We are again supporting Hoosiers Helping Heroes on their endeavor to provide our deployed troops a sense of community and connection while far away from the United States. To find out more about Hoosiers Helping Heroes, click here. Come out and wear your best patriotic outfit and join us as we tour the streets of downtown Indianapolis.

Firecracker 6 came from a vision to not only promote health and fitness; but is to remind us of our history. On July 4, 1776 the United States Declaration of Independence declared independence from the British Empire. Forty years later in 1816, the state of Indiana, joined the union, becoming the nineteenth state. Now over two hundred years later, a new tradition is born, a 6 mile running and walking event for everyone to honor the birth of the United States in 1776 and the birth of the State of Indiana in 1816. It is easy to forget that our past has brought us to the present, so live each day thankful for all that you have been blessed. We look forward to starting off your 4th of July this year; see you at Indianapolis City Market for a great run, walk, or both!

Race Schedule Event Info
Thursday, July 3 Friday, July 4
  • Time: TBD
    Packet Pick-up
    Late Registration
    Opens - Upstairs - City Market
  • Time: TBD
    Packet Pick-up
    Late Registration
    Closes - Upstairs - City Market
  • 6:00 AM
    Packet Pick-up
    Late Registration
    Opens - Upstairs - City Market
  • 7:30 AM
    Packet Pick-up
    Late Registration
    Closes - Upstairs - City Market
  • 8:00 AM
    Race Start
    All Participants
Firecracker 6



Recent News

Sunday, March 30, 2014
Registration Price Increase Mar. 31st! Register now before entry fee goes up $5.00. Sign up now!

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Spring is here? Are you really here Spring, are the flowers excited to soon bloom? We sure hope so!

Friday, January 17, 2014
Registration Price Increase Jan. 31st! Register now before entry fee goes up $5.00. Sign up now!

Monday, July 8, 2013
Super SIX dollar registration savings!! Right now you can register for the 2014 Firecracker 6 for an great deal....only $14.00. Offer ends July 16th. Sign up now!

Thursday, July 4, 2013
Congratulations to ALL finishers - In the Six mile event, the top finishers among the men were Jared Burris (33:36), Brad Robinson (35:32), Seth Bodden (35:36) and among the women were Katie Prosser (38:14), Lindsay Hein (38:37), and Rebekah Wojkovich (38:53).

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Raceday Tomorrow Have a great race and a wonderful 4th of July! Thank a volunteer and thank any service man or woman tomorrow as we are grateful!!

Monday, July 1, 2013
Athlete Guide Information: Just posted check out the need to know information for this year's event!! .pdf file

Thursday, June 27, 2013
More T-shirt News! Quick update, due to stock availability we have picked heather athletic blue as our color this year. It is still a super soft and comfy cotton/poly blend tee. Check out the design here.

Monday, June 24, 2013
St. Vincent Sports Performance opens in Carmel! We're thankful for our partnership with SVSP and excited to hear the news of their new facility in Clay Terrace. "Like" them on Facebook to follow all their cool work with middle school to professional athletes. Check them out.

Friday, June 21, 2013
Gear Check Available - Our bib tags arrived today, equipped with the tear-off "Gear Drop" tags. No need to leave your gear in the car, we've got you covered!

Monday, June 17, 2013
The Alexander $99 Room Rate! Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience the new Alexander hotel within downtown's CityWay. Live band, great fireworks viewing party, and chic upscale rooms. Take advantage of this incredible opportunity! Thanks Alexander! Book Now!

Sunday, June 16, 2013
T-shirt News! We're really excited about our super soft and comfy cotton/poly blend tee. The color will be a sharp looking heathered-red. By popular demand, we also added a tech shirt upgrade! Check out the design here.

Friday, June 14, 2013
Look for our F6 yardsigns! Thanks to DEEM for joining us again and helping spread the Firecracker 6 word. Check out what this great company is all about! Learn more

Sunday, June 9, 2013
Monday at midnight is your last chance for early reg pricing!! Sign up now! Register here.

Monday, June 3, 2013
Blue Mile is back! Since the beginning, Blue Mile has been with us for each step. They can assist you for your next step in running or walking shoes. Visit any of their four Indy metro locations. Learn more

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Penske - official transporation logistics! For four solid year's our team has been thankful for the support of Penske Trucks. Their excellent fleet and customer service have been dedicated at every turn. When you are in need of truck solutions, think Penske! Solutions here

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Bonwell Tanner Group - welcome back!! Now in their third year with us, we are super excited for the BTG real estate team to join us. Learn More

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Spring here? I think it is finally safe to say Spring is here. It is green outside, so enjoy! Happy Running from Firecracker 6!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Wednesday is last day for early reg pricing!! Sign up before the price increases. Register today.

Friday, March 28, 2013
Good Friday means the good news!! Other good news is Early-bird registration extends until midnight on April 8th! Register today.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Facebook Page Disappears? Super weird, our facebook account was deleted. After spending a bit of time trying to determine why it was deleted, it proved to be fruitless. We want to thank all of 1300 plus likes. We will keep you posted with updates from our website and via emails.

Friday, March 1, 2013
NEW TECH SHIRT OPTION - Want a tech shirt instead of our regular comfy tee, choose the tech shirt upgrade option during registration. Register today.

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