• Coon Rapids Ice Center (map)
  • 11000 Crooked Lake Boulevard Northwest
  • Coon Rapids, MN, 55433
  • United States

On July 2nd at 8 AM the Coon Rapids Firecracker 5k Run/Walk, 10k Run and Kid’s Sparkler Dash 500 will kick-off this years Coon Rapids Firefighters & Lion’s Carnival.  The run events start and finish at the Coon Rapids Ice Center.  The 5k & 10k routes are a combination of residential roads and park paths.  5k Runners/Walkers will have 1 hour 30 minutes to finish the course.  10k Runners will have 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete the course.  An after run beverage and snack provided at the finish line.  Award Ceremony at 9:45 AM, prizes will be awarded for top male and female finishers for both the 5k & 10k as well as Best Patriotic Costume.

Immediately following the awards, for children ages 3 to 8, we will have the Kid’s Sparkler Dash.  It’s a 500 foot route in a closed off area of the Coon Rapids Ice Center parking lot that uses the same finishing line as the 5k & 10k runs.  For the purpose of the waiver, all participants of the Sparkler Dash must be registered.  

All proceeds from Coon Rapids Firecracker 5k & 10k will be donated to various organizations in the community that help make our community a happier, healthier and more enjoyable place to live.  After your run, please stay for other Coon Rapids Firefighters & Lions Carnival events and attractions.  Lion’s breakfast.  Firefighter Bingo & Pull Tabs.  Rides and amusements by Gopher State Expositions.

Come for a morning run, stay for a day of fun!