July 4th Firecracker Mile 2017
A one-mile, gravity fed, fun event for all ages & abilities
This event has waves. Everyone must run in the wave that they choose when they register. If you want to run with your family or friends please make sure that you choose the right wave. If you run the wrong wave you will not have a time at the end of the race. Bib numbers are assigned to a wave and you MUST race with the wave for your bib number.
Elite Wave Start 9:40am: This wave is capped at 100 racers. This is for any serious runners that want an accurate time. Anyone can self select into this wave, however, there are no strollers allowed in this wave.
Fun Wave 1 Start 9:45am : This is the bulk of the racers. Anyone can register for this wave, but we recommend that strollers go to Fun Wave 2.
Fun Wave 2 Start 9:55am: ALL DAY OF ENTRIES ARE ASSIGNED TO THIS WAVE. Any families and people that want to run together can choose this wave. Anyone can join this wave. We recommend people with strollers go in this wave as it is smaller that Fun Wave 1.
You can register by filling out the Firecracker reg form (with prices) and dropping it off at Tahoe Mountain Sports in Truckee anytime until July 3rd until 4:00 pm. Please do NOT mail in registration forms to Auburn Ski Club. If you are under 18 make sure to have a parent download and fill out a 2016-17 asc-training-center-waiver ahead of time. If you are over 18 you can fill out a wavier ahead of time or we will have them at registration. If you want to pay with a credit card you must register online online at: active.com until July 3rd at 4:00 pm.
Bib Pick up will be available for those people that registered online (before the 2nd at 7:00pm) from 2pm-5pm on July 3rd at Tahoe Mountain Sports. Bib pick up will also be available on the 4th from 8:00 am-9:30am.
Day of registration is from 8:00 am to 9:15 am at the parking lot across from US Bank (10995 Donner Pass Rd).
The run begins at 9:40 am sharp for the Elite wave and at 9:45 for the fun wave1 . 9:55 am for fun wave 2 and ALL DAY OF ENTRIES. All Elite Racers must register ahead of time. There is no day of spots for Elite Racers.
The run goes along the parade route down Donner Pass Road from US Bank to the Train Station. Be sure to arrive early as parking can be hard to find. Runners are cheered by the thousands of parade spectators.
The run is a fundraiser for The Auburn Ski Club’s Youth and Junior Programs.
This race is sponsored by:
Thank you to Tahoe Mountain Sports and all the amazing volunteers. What a great day! Our biggest ever… 725 registered and 683 finishers. Please contact the race director: Meg Seifert: email@example.com if you have any questions about the results.
2016 Results:Final Results Firecracker 2016
2016 Race Photos by MacBeth Graphics found here.
2015 Race Photos by MacBeth Graphics
Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers that helped make this event successful! They did a great job getting all 583 racers bibs, lined up and through the finish!
A special thank you to Tahoe Mountain Sports for helping with registration at at the race!
What a great day! It was a super run with a record number of participants. We had about 630 people sign up for the race. Everything went pretty smoothly. If you don’t see your name on the results it is because you didn’t had in a pull tag. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the results or your results are missing. Thank you to all the great volunteers that made this race happen as well as all of the participants.
Archived Results and photos:
To see great photos of the 2014 run please see McBeth Graphics website.
downloadable results: 2014 firecracker mile results
To see great photos of the 2013 event please see McBeth Graphics website.
Photos of 2012 event (thanks to Macbeth Graphics for the photos)