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Firecracker 5K + 1 Mile Sparkler Run/Walk
presented by St. John's Lutheran Church
Sat Jul 3 @ 8:00am
at St. John's Annandale (Annandale, MN)
1 Mile Sparkler Run begins at 8:00am. 5K begins at 8:45am.

Packet pick-up for pre-registered runners starts at 7am on Saturday.
Same day registration is $35.00 and also starts at 7am on Saturday.

Produced in conjunction with the Annandale 4th of July Festivities!

Kick off your Fourth of July weekend by joining us for a 5K and/or 1 Mile Run/Walk in the heart of Annandale during one of the greatest Independence Day celebrations in the state of Minnesota! The Firecracker 5K and 1 Mile Sparkler Run/Walk is a family-friendly yet competitive event. All proceeds and donations benefit the St. John's Mission Trip Fund and the Annandale ISD Activities Fund. When the race is over, stick around town for several days of music, food, parades, fireworks, carnival rides, coronations and memory-making you won’t soon forget. To check out other Annandale 4th of July events visit

If you are purchasing your ticket AFTER June 16th, your race shirt will not be available on race day. Our first order to guarantee shirts arrive by the time of the race has already been placed. After positive feedback about the shirts, we decided we want to make sure as many people as possible can have a shirt. So, we will make another shirt order the week after the race. Everyone who registers between now and race day will have the option of getting a race shirt at the end of July. Those who want shirts can choose to pick up at St John's after they arrive or have them mailed for $10.

NEW THIS YEAR: Both the 5K and 1 Mile courses are certified and the race will be chip timed.

$1,000 in guaranteed cash prizes!
  • Top 3 Male and Female finishers in both the 1 Mile and 5K:
1st - $100
2nd - $75
3rd - $50
  • Fastest Stroller Mile (Male and Female): $25
  • Fastest Combined 5k + 1 Mile time (Male and Female): $25
  • Best 4th of July themed attire (door prize)
  • Additional door prizes and raffles for all participants following the race

Packet pick-up for pre-registered runners starts at 7am on Saturday. Same day registration is $35.00 and also starts at 7am on Saturday.

Race will be run rain or shine. No refunds will be issued; your registration fee will be considered a donation. For safety concerns on the 5K course, we ask that no strollers are used. Strollers are permitted in the 1 Mile Sparkler Run; please line up near the back of the start and let non-stroller runners begin ahead of you. No pets are allowed for the safety of all runners.

If you can't pick up your shirt ordered after June 16, choose
your race entry + the Mail My Shirt Option
(just one mailing fee per household)
Race shirts will not be available on race day for current purchases.
Those who want a shirt will have the option of pickup from church or being mailed to you for $10.
For the most up-to-date event information:
Firecracker 5K + 1 Mile Sparkler Run
$10.00 + 1.93 service fee
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St. John's Annandale
331 Harrison St W, Annandale, MN
Lots of free parking at the church lot and surrounding street.