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!