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Firecracker 5K Run, Walk, Bike Event

July 3 - July 5

| $25 – $40

Join our 5K your way and go the distance while keeping your distance!


Have a blast this 4th of July and be a part of the community-wide Firecracker 5K virtual event.  All proceeds benefit the Parks Foundation of Highland Park SMILE Grant-in-Aid fund.  The Firecracker 5K is open to all ages and can be completed between July 1 – 5. 

Fee is $25/person and $40/family.  

Register Now! 

  • Run, walk, or cycle the 5K or double it to a 10K distance in your neighborhood, on a path, on a treadmill or exercise bike.  
  • All participants are entered to win prizes including gift certificates to Highland Park restaurants including:
    • Back Yard Grill
    • ArrivaDolce
    • Judy’s Pizza
    • Country Kitchen 
    • Piero’s Pizza
    • Potbelly’s
    • La Casa de Isaac & Moishe
    • Norton’s
  • Post a photo of yourself competing on the Parks Foundation of Highland Park Facebook page and get a chance to win extra prizes. 
  • *The first 100 registrants will receive a race shirt (limit two per family). 

Now, more than ever, local families need your help.  Living an enriched and healthy lifestyle should not be constrained by financial hardship. The Parks Foundation of Highland Park is dedicated to giving every resident the opportunity to participate in Park District programs through its SMILE Grant-In-Aid program.  The Parks Foundation of Highland Park is a 501c3 non-profit, community-led organization.

*The first 100 participants will receive an email with information regarding their race tee shirt pick-up location, dates, and times.



FEE:  $25/individual



Thank You to Our Presenting Sponsors:   


Thank you to our Supporting Sponsors:









July 3
July 5
$25 – $40