Truckee’s Firecracker Mile
A one-mile fun run for the whole family!
Runners of all ages and abilities are gearing up for Truckee’s annual Firecracker Mile, a one-mile fun run (or walk) that serves as a boisterous kick off to the Fourth of July parade. Organizers are expecting more than 600 participants for this family friendly event, which begins at US Bank on Donner Pass Road and ends in the heart of old town Truckee. More than 100 of last year’s Firecracker Milers were under age 10, and some as young as age 3 completed the race!
The Firecracker Mile is a real highlight of Truckee’s short summer season, and because the race has “waves,” it offers something for serious and not-so-serious competitors alike. The “Elite Wave,” which kicks off at 9:40 am, is capped at 100 runners, so don’t delay signing up if you’re in it to win it.
Register for Fun Wave #1 if you’re after a quick workout and general comradery, but less concerned about your results. Families and friends running together should sign up for this one. Same day registrations and all other competitors, including runners with strollers, will be in Fun Wave #2.
Regardless of which group you run with, or how fast you go, there’s one thing that’s guaranteed at the Firecracker Mile: you’ll be cheered on by thousands of Fourth of July parade spectators as you make your way down Donner Pass Rd. All that, and the race entry fees benefit the non-profit ASC Training Center’s Nordic and Biathlon programs. ASC Training Center sends a big thank you to the following 2017 Firecracker Mile sponsors: Tahoe Mountain Sports, Salomon, Darn Tough and Road ID.
Two ways to register now:
Visit auburnskiclub.com/summer-fun-runs/firecracker-mile/ to use the online registration links or download and complete the registration form. Paper forms can be dropped off at Tahoe Mountain Sports in Truckee anytime until July 3 at 4 pm. Please remember, all Elite Wave runners must register in advance!
Same day registration:
If you fail to register early, same day registration will be available between 8:00 – 9:15 am across from US Bank (10995 Donner Pass Rd.) at the Firecracker Mile table.
Race Day Logistics:
Bib Pick up will be available for online registrants from 2 – 5pm on July 3rd at Tahoe Mountain Sports. Bib pick up will also be available on the 4th from 8:00 – 9:30 am at the Firecracker Mile registration table in the parking lot across from US Bank in Truckee.
Participants are encourage to allow plenty of time for parking and timely arrival at the Firecracker Mile registration table on race day. Traffic is considerable, roads are closed to through traffic after a certain time and parking is limited.