Oh say, can you see ... the finish line? Get a head start on the 4th of July by joining us for the NYCRUNS Firecracker 5K and 10K! We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate our nation's Independence Day than a race around historic Governors Island. Come see the heart of the harbor in all its summertime glory.
Entry to the NYCRUNS Firecracker 5K & 10K includes a ferry ride, your race-entry, a tech shirt and post-race eats.
A whirlwind tour of Governors Island with amazing views! The 5K is one loop of the course; the 10K is two loops. All NYCRUNS courses are USATF certified.
Due to the high number of turns in this course, we do not advise handcycle or wheelchair athlete participants register for this event. We’d suggest registering for the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon or one of our 5K races in Prospect Park or Central Park.
Bag Check - If you plan on checking a bag, you must use the single clear bag provided by NYCRUNS. You may not put another full bag/backpack/briefcase inside the clear bag. All items must fit inside the clear bag. NYCRUNS reserves the right to search your bag at any time.
Toilets - Portable restrooms will be available for use throughout the event.
Refreshments - Water will be available on the course for both races and electrolyte fluid will be available on the course for the 10K. Further hydration, Fla-Vor-Ice, and fresh fruit will be available to replenish you at the finish line.
Swag - The giveaway for this race will be a tech shirt. Shirts may be picked up on race day only. In order to cut down on waste, we avoid ordering more than we need; thus, sizes are not guaranteed. If you have your heart set on a size, we recommend picking up your shirt before the race.
Photos - Free finish line photos will be available within a week of the race. You will receive an email from MarathonFoto several days after the race to claim your photos.
If you register thirty days or more before the event using a domestic address, your bib will be mailed to you for no additional cost. Please make sure the shipping address provided at the time of registration will be valid in the month preceding the race.
If you register less than 30 days before race day, or you have an international address, and your bib doesn't arrive in the mail, you must pick up your bib on race day no more than an hour before your start time.
If you need to switch distances, please do so on your NYCRUNS dashboard. You may only switch distances if the distance you are looking to switch to is not sold out. You also must pick up the appropriate distance bib on race day from the Bib Pick-Up tent.
Runners who participate with a bib designated for a different distance (e.g., you run the 5K with a 10K bib or vice versa) will not be scored, eligible for awards, or appear in race results.
The Governors Island Ferry from Manhattan is how you get to the race, and your ferry ride is included in your race registration. The 4, 5 to Bowling Green; the R to Whitehall St.; the J to Broad St.; or the 1 to South Ferry are the closest subway stops to the Ferry Terminal at Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street.
Please arrive at the Ferry Terminal between 6:30-7:00 AM if you are running the 5K and between 7:30-8 AM if you are running the 10K.
Taking the Governors Island ferry from Manhattan is your best option for arriving on time. Other ferry services may be available but are not recommended.
See chart below. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount on this race, race withdrawal rights, and other perks. You can become a member when you check out.
Race Credit may be used to pay for up to $40 of this race.
Race day registration (if available) is online only.
|5K & 10K
|Until Online Registration Ends
Results will be emailed, and the full results will be posted on our Results Page after the race. If you do not see your result online or receive an email with your finish time, please fill out this form.
Awards will be given to the top three male, female, and non-binary runners overall in each race. Age group awards in the 5K will be awarded to the top three in each the following age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over. Age group awards in the 10K will be awarded to the top three in each of the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over.
Read more about our awards' policies here.
The standard no-refunds, no-transfers policy applies. Withdrawals for race credit are only applicable to those signed up for the NYCRUNS Membership Program.
Strollers and dogs are not allowed in NYCRUNS races.
You may be disqualified if earbuds or headphones hinder your awareness.
All NYCRUNS races have time limits. You must remain on pace to finish within the time limit in order to receive course support and an official finish time. Should you fall behind pace, you may be directed off the course by a race marshal.
Please familiarize yourself with our complete rules of competition.