Firecracker 5K and Fun Run

michael Dexter-Smith, Rotary Club of Brevard
5K and Fun Run
7/4/2019 8:00 am
West Main Street between Post Office and Oaklawn, Brevard, NC Location Map

This year the Brevard Rotary Firecracker 5K coincides with the 2019 July Fourth Festival in downtown Brevard, North Carolina. This year, the City of Brevard is celebrating its 151st Anniversary!


Race Director: Michael Dexter-Smith, Rotary Club of Brevard

Assistants: Steve Dart and Davis Whitfield-Cargile

Email: or

Phone and text: Mike’s phone 508-395-0224 (text to this phone) or 828-884-4184

When: 7/4/2019 8:00 am

Distances: 5K Race Starts at 8.00 am & Fun Run Starts at approx. 8.15

Where: 200 W Main St, Brevard, NC 28712, USA - Downtown Brevard near the Post Office in Brevard, NC


5K $30 (includes shirt)

Fun Run - short $10 (Families and children - short fun run - includes tee shirt for Child)

5K - Under 18 Years Old $25 (Runners under the age of 18 only, please)

5K - Over 65 Years Old $25 (Runners over the age of 65 only, please)

5K - Run 3 Pay For 2 $20 (Sign-up for all three races at the same time - pay for two)

5K - Active Military $15 – (Shirt included)

5k – 10-person teams $200 (one person pays the 200 – race director will send you a discount code for other 19).

Family plan - 2 adults/ & children $50 (One adult pays $50) - race director will send you a discount code for the other adult and 2 children.

Shirts are $25.00 each

Sponsors can reach hundreds of local individuals and families. Names will be added to the sleeve of the shirt -opportunities are limited so please contact us as early as possible. An event for sponsors and their staff will be held.

Goodie bags: Goodie bags will be filled with giveaways and vouchers. Please contact April Zeigler - use email above

Publicity: Peter Mumola - use email above


The race course starts and finishes in downtown Brevard near the Post Office on West Main Street. The course will treat runners to a mix of historic homes, the railroad arts district, farm land and the scenic beauty of the Sylvan Valley and the surrounding mountains.

The 2019 l Race and Fun Run begins at 8am. Same day registration begins at 6.30 am.

There will be a packet pick up the day before.

To ensure a t-shirt online registration must be completed by May 17.

The race begins on West Main Street near the Post Office. The race course is an out and back, with the starting line also serving as the finish line.


Women's 5K First Place: $75
Men's 5K First Place: $75
Women's 5K Second Place: $50
Men's 5K Second Place: $50
Women's 5K Third Place: $25
Men's 5K Third Place: $25

Come Early to avoid long lines. After the race, join in the fun of the all-day White Squirrel Festival for food, music and culture.


The Rotary Club of Brevard thanks everyone who supports our races and our many sponsors.

For several years the the Firecracker Race has been the kick off event for the July Fourth Festival. Later in the day music, food, dancing, kid fun games, tours, crafts, art and much more fill the cool mountain air in one of the picturesque little towns in western NC.

This year the race will start and finish on West Main Street at its intersection with Oaklawn. The loop race course will go from West Main Street in downtown Brevard to the lumberyard arts district and then down scenic Tinsley Road before returning to the lumberyard arts district and downtown Brevard. The race course has a modest 125 feet of elevation change and features a mix of residential streets, commercial business district and scenic pastures with views of the beautiful surrounding mountains. The fun run is a .75 mile course that does two laps around a square block of historic homes on West Main Street and Probart Street. This is a family friendly event that helps kick off a family friendly street festival in downtown Brevard to celebrate our Independence Day.