July 4, 2015

Start the Tradition™

Start the tradition this coming 4th of July weekend! 6 for fun, 6 for your health, 6 for our state, and 6 for our country!




Event Info



About the Race

Sixth Annual Firecracker 6 Mile & 6K Run/Walk
It is time again to lace up your shoes and join us this 4th of July! Our annual 6 mile run/walk and NEW 6K 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
Friday, July 3 Saturday, July 4
  • Time: TBD
    Packet Pick-up
    Late Registration
    Opens - Upstairs - City Market
  • Time: TBD
    Packet Pick-up
    Late Registration
    Closes - Upstairs - City Market
  • 6:30 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
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Recent News

Friday, July 4, 2014
Congratulations to ALL finishers - In the Six mile event, the top male and female finishers each set new course record. Top of the mens field was Noah Droddy (29:57), Jared Burris (31:21), Chandler Ball (33:01) and top of the womens field was Rhiannon Johns (35:49), Kelsey Gurganus (37:10), Lauren Manuel (37:13).

Thursday, July 3, 2014
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!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Registration still open! Not too late to register online or on Thursday at packet pickup, raceday registration is $10.00 more. Register now! See you on the 4th!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Raceday Weather.....   current forecast: High = 77F   Low = 55F

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
2014 Athlete Guide Now Available .pdf file

Friday, June 13, 2014
Perks for 2014 July 4th is fast approaching! This year we will have great postrace music and BBQ in Whistler Plaza! Also, a great new T-shirt design is in store with tech fabric upgrade available! Sign up today and don't forget the Four on The 4th price for $99.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Penske - official transporation logistics! For five years running 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

Friday, May 23, 2014
Old National Bank - Firecracker 6 is proud to welcome Old National Bank in 2014. Learn more

Monday, May 5th, 2014
Bonwell Tanner Group - welcome back!! Now in their fourth year with us, we are super excited for the BTG real estate team to join us! Learn More

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 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!

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