Folsom Firecracker 2024

2024thu04jul8:00 AMFolsom Firecracker 2024

Event Details

Registration for 2024 is now open!

Join us for our Annual Folsom Firecracker. It is a great way to kick off the 4th of July before your festivities with family and friends.

5K, 10K and 2 Mile Courses will be offered. See website for course maps. The 2 Mile is perfect for families, younger participants, and those with strollers or well-behaved dogs. All courses start and finish on Parkshore Drive and travel along the tree-lined Jedidiah Smith Bike trail and offer views of the pristine blue waters of the American River. The 10K has rolling hills.

Beneficiary: The event will benefit the burn prevention programs at Shriners Children’s Northern California, located in Sacramento County off Hwy. 50 adjacent to the UC Davis Med Center.  Shriners Children’s mission statement is to provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.

Registration for the 2 Mile, 5K, and 10K includes a soft-style ring spun cotton race t-shirt, chip timing, eligibility for age group & special division awards, and a sparkly red-white-and-blue finisher’s medal.

Kids Fun Run (new!): The Kids Run will be approximately 1/4 a mile and will be held at 9:00am. Open to kids ages 10 and Under. Entry includes a bib number and finisher medal (race is not timed). A t-shirt may be added to the entry for $5. One parent may run alongside each child in the Kids Run if this makes the child more comfortable (parent does not need to register).

Youth Discount: A $5 discount is offered for youth participants ages 1 to 17 years for the 2 Mile, 5K and 10K.

Military Discount: We offer a reduced cost entry to all US Military – Active Duty, Veterans and Reserves. Please note that if you register in this category, you will need to show your Military ID card when you pick up your bib.  This discount is available to those who are serving or have served and does not extend to spouses or children. The entry fee is $20 early (by June 7) and $25 thereafter.

Special Divisions: During registration, 5K and 10K entrants will have the chance to enter one of our Special Divisions for your race distance. Special divisions are:

  • Adaptive Athlete (athletes with physical, developmental, and/or intellectual disabilities);
  • US Military – Active Duty/Reserves or Veteran
  • Baby Jogger/Stroller
  • First Responder / Law Enforcement
  • City of Folsom Resident

There will be prizes for top finishers in each special division (based on net time) and you will still be ranked in your respective age group if you enter a special division.

Learn more and register



(Thursday) 8:00 AM


Parkshore Parking Lot

145 Parkshore Dr, Folsom, CA 95630