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10th Annual Firecracker 6 presented by St. Vincent | Ascension is a 6-Mile & 6K Run/Walk through beautiful downtown Indianapolis. Start at the iconic City Market and travel through historical Fountain Square. Get a perfect view of Lucas Oil Stadium and finish with a photo-op of the Soldiers & Sailors Monument in the background; a perfect tour of the city.



Registration & Packet Pick-up

4 For The 4th


Now - July 3rd




May 1st - June 28th


Race Week


June 29th - July 3rd


Race Day


July 4th


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

**Shirt Not Included, Optional until June 21st or sold out**
**Limited shirts, socks, hats for sale at packet pickup**


St. Vincent Neighborhood Hospital - Castleton
  • Monday, July 1st - 3pm - 7pm
  • St. Vincent Neighborhood Hospital - Indy South
  • Tuesday, July 2nd - 3pm - 7pm
  • Indianapolis City Market - West Plaza - near stage
  • Wednesday, July 3rd - 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Thursday, July 4th - 6:30am - 7:30am
  • Online Registration Confirmation





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

  • 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 Fletcher Place
  • Fountain Square
  • Historic Indianapolis City Market

  • 6K

    Run/Walk alongside the 6 mile participants. Start west through Monument Circle, then run north to loop around to American Legion Mall and University Park, head over onto Mass Ave, and then head back towards City Market.

    Aid Stations

  • #1: Distance: 1.5 mile (Water Only)
  • #2: Distance: 3.1 mile (Water and Gatorade)
  • #3: Distance: 4.6 mile (Water Only)

  • Rules & Regulations

    Course Time Limit:

    18:00 minutes per mile

    Course Safety:

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

    RRCA Event:

    Under RRCA regulations, 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



  • Metered parking is free on Holidays (Happy Independence Day) happy hunting. Nearest parking garage (Market Sqaure Parkcng Garage on Ohio between Delaware & Alabama (one-half block north).
  • Riding down to race on your bike, there are rack locations at the YMCA Bike Hub.
  • When

  • Thursday, July 4, 2019
  • 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 on stage

  • Official Beer

    Official Charity


  • #1 6-mile & 6K downtown Indianapolis course
  • Fun patriotic atmosphere - Dress up and have fun!
  • FREE Professional Race Photo - one free downloadable photo
  • FREE Metazoa Beer
  • FREE Firecracker 6 swag item
  • Proceeds donated to Team RWB
  • BibTag disposable timing includes first 3 mile time and last 3 mile time
  • Custom results printout available after you finish
  • 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 collectible award
  • Post race celebration with live music at City Market Whistler Plaza
  • Average temperature 75 degrees
  • Start a new 4th of July tradition
  • Race Swag (neck gaiter)

    2019 item

    T-Shirt (optional)

    2019 design



    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 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

    Where Do We Need Help?

    Monday, July 1st - 2:30pm - 7pm

  • Packet Pickup
  • Tuesday, July 2nd - 2:30pm - 7pm

  • Packet Pickup
  • Wednesday, July 3rd - 9:30am - 2pm

  • Packet Pickup
  • Thursday, July 4 (Race day) - 6am - 11am

  • Packet Pickup
  • Course Marshal
  • Course Setup
  • Aid Stations
  • Start/Finish Line
  • Post Race Celebration
  • Volunteer Rewards Program

  • Want to participate at 2020 Firecracker 6 for only $6.00?
  • Volunteer at this year's event
  • Reward code will be emailed to you after you have completed volunteering & registration opens online (must redeemed within time limit)
  • Code is valid for 2020 registration only
  • Space is limited, must register online as volunteer and select "yes" for reward program
  • Register Today!

  • 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?

  • Post race on Whistler Plaza, packet pickup tent next to the stage. No stampedes please, if there is a line just relax and enjoy the band!

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