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11th Annual Firecracker 6 presented by Ascension St. Vincent is a 6-Mile & 6K Run/Walk through beautiful downtown Indianapolis. Start at the historic Benjamin Harrison House and travel alongside American Legion Mall, World War Memorial, Soldiers & Sailors Monument, a dash down Mass Ave, and finish through the shaded Old Northside neighborhood; a perfect tour of the city.




Launch Pricing

$29 - 6 mile
$25 - 6K

First 200



$39 - 6 mile
$35 - 6K

until - May 22nd



$44 - 6 mile
$39 - 6K

May 23rd - June 22nd



$47 - 6 mile
$42 - 6k

June 23rd - July 4th


*NEW* Shirt Included for all 2020 participants

**NEW** Custom Medal for all 2020 finishers

**Registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable**




The 6 mile course will include all the best downtown monuments, sights and districts.

  • Benjamin Harrison House
  • Monument Circle
  • Indiana Statehouse
  • University Park
  • Indiana War Memorial
  • Scottish Rite Cathedral
  • American Legion Mall
  • Veterans Memorial Plaza
  • Mass Ave
  • Old National Center
  • The Rathskeller & The Athenaeum
  • Historic Indianapolis City Market
  • Old Northside Neighborhood
  • Herron Morton

  • 6K

    Run/Walk alongside the 6 mile participants. Start south onward to Monument Circle, then run east looping around Mass Ave, and then head back towards Benjamin Harrison Home.

    Aid Stations

  • #1: Distance: 1.5 mile (Water Only)
  • #2: Distance: 3.0 mile (Water and Gatorade)
  • #3: Distance: 4.45 mile (Water Only)
  • #4: Distance: 5.4 mile (Water Only)

  • Rules & Regulations

    Course Time Limit:

    16:00 minutes per mile

    Course Safety:

    Indianapolis Metro Police will regulate traffic and close course streets during the course time limit.

    USATF Sanctioned Event:

    Absolutely no animals, bicycles, skateboards, and roller skates or blades.


    Jogging strollers are welcome. Participants bringing them must stage behind all other runners/walkers in the start corral. This is mandatory for the safety of all participants.

    Event Info


  • Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
  • 1230 N. Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202


  • Saturday, July 4th - 6:30am - 7:30am

  • Parking

  • Metered parking is free on Holidays (Happy Independence Day) and street parking is plentiful.
  • When

  • Saturday, July 4, 2020
  • Start Time: 8:00 am
  • Distance: 6 mile & 6K Run/Walk

  • Awards

  • Top 76 Men 6-Mile
  • Top 76 Women 6-Mile
  • Top 76 Men 6K
  • Top 76 Women 6K
  • Overall Men & Women each distance recognized during ceremony

  • Official Beer

    Official Charity


  • #1 6-mile & 6K downtown Indianapolis course
  • FREE patriotic comfy t-shirt for all participants
  • 2020 Custom Finisher Medal for all finishers
  • Fun patriotic atmosphere - Dress up and have fun!
  • FREE Professional Race Photo
  • Portion of the proceeds donated to Team RWB
  • BibTag disposable timing with course split
  • Live text notification of results
  • Post race searchable results
  • Multiple aid stations along course
  • Mile markers at each mile
  • Top 76 men and 76 women in both 6-mile/6K receive an award
  • Post race celebration with music at Benjamin Harrrison Lawn
  • Average temperature 75 degrees
  • Start a new 4th of July tradition
  • Finisher Medal Included

    coming soon

    T-Shirt Included

    coming soon



    Why Volunteer?

  • It is only through the help of volunteers that a successful community event can take place. Volunteers create a positive, fun experience for the runners and spectators.
  • Any Perks?

  • Each volunteer receives a twenty dollar ($20) RMP race credit, volunteer t-shirt, access to post race celebration, and satisfaction of serving others.
  • What Do I Need?

  • Bring a smile, positive attitude, dress comfortably for the weather, wear volunteer shirt at all times, and add some patriotic flare.
  • Sign Me Up!

    Volunteer Signup

    Founders Club

    Founders Club Loyalty Reward

  • You have Started the Tradition, now you get a reward!
  • All participants finishing Six years of the Firecracker 6 will receive a medal
  • All participants finishing Ten years of the Firecracker 6 will receive a 10 year medallion to adorn the medal
  • All participants finishing Fifteen years of the Firecracker 6 receive a 15 year medallion to adorn the medal
  • Twenty years.....well we have some ideas already
  • Thank you for your support! Welcome to the Founders Club!
  • How do we know?

  • We have been cross-referencing finish results based on currently registered participants; compiling a list. Of course you can check your online results too!
  • What if I am not on your list?

  • Please be patient as we work to resolve, we will have a person dedicated on raceday to assist. Of course you can send us a note way in advance of raceday (
  • It may be possible that somewhere along the line a participant may say "is this year five or six?"......or perhaps "is this year nine or ten?". We are counting finishes not registrations.
  • Perhaps your name changed sometime over the last decade, we are doing our best!
  • Where do I pickup the reward?

  • TBD

  • Ascension St. Vincent