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RACE DEDICATION


In 2016, we lost our race Director, Maureen Cunningham after a courageous battle with cancer.  Additionally, our former chair/mayor, Ken Lockhart passed suddenly as well.  


To honor the years of service and dedication that they both gave to this race, which has made it what it is today - the 2017 Firecracker 5k will be dedicated to Maureen Cunningham and Kenneth Lockhart

The Brentwood Firecracker 5k Run was the dream of the late Mayor Jim Joyce and Jim Rohm. When former Mayor Ron Arnoni and Race Director Janice Boyko assumed the leadership in 1998, the tradition continued. Each year, the race donates a sizeable contribution to the 4th of July Committee and supports other rotating charities. 

When Mayor Ken Lockhart came aboard, with race directors Maureen Cunningham & Kira Kellner, we continued to provide a first class event and distribute our proceeds. Our main benefactor in 2016 was the 4th of July Committee. In addition, several local Brentwood organizations and a Brentwood High School F1 team are awarded. 

In 2016, financial support was given to the Brentwood Food Pantry, 4th of July Committee, Brentwood Drop the Puck on Cancer, and Brentwood High School F1 Team Interstellar.

about the race

PRIZES:
All registered runners are eligible for the drawing.  Over $2,000 in prizes to be raffled. Winners will be selected by a random drawing by bib number DURING the race this year and will be posted at the finish.  Winners must be present and sign for their prizes.

AWARDS:
Prize and cash award to Top 3 overall Male & Female finishers ($400, $300, $200 respectively).  Prize and cash award ($100) to Top Male and Female Master (age 40+).  Trophies to the first Brentwood Male and Female.  Trophies to the first 3 finishers in each age group.  

AGE GROUPS:
MEN & WOMEN
11 and under        40-44                 
12-14                      45-49                 
15-19                      50-54                 
20-24                      55-59                 
25-29                      60-64                 
30-34                      65-69                 
35-39                      70 & over           

Awards Ceremony immediately following the race in the Brentwood Towne Square Area.  Unclaimed Awards will be kept at Brentwood Library.  Winner is responsible to pick up Award. 

COURSE:
Rolling out and back course along the famous Brentwood Fourth of July Parade route along Brownsville Road.  Check out a map of the course online. 

POST RACE ACTIVITIES:
Refreshments, popsicles, awards, door prizes, and music in Brentwood Towne Square.

SPECIAL NOTES:
For your safety, as well as for other runners: NO PETS, BICYCLES, OR SKATES.  Baby strollers must begin in the back of the crowd.  Disability runners need to notify director before July 1.  Runners are encouraged to arrive early.  There will be limited parking. GIANT EAGLE WILL BE OPEN.

LOCATION:
Race begins and ends at Brentwood Towne Square Area at 9AM.

REGISTRATION/FEES:

Open - April 30th - $18 EARLY BIRD RATE
May 1st - June 25th - $20 
June 26th - July 4th  (Race Day) - $25

JUNIOR RACERS (11 & Under) $10 (increases to $15 during race week)  

Runners registering on Race Day must do so between 7:00am - 8:30am in Brentwood Towne Square

TIMING SYSTEM:
This event will be scored by Light Speed Race Management using the B Tag Disposable Chip Timing System with Chronotrack Live.  In your race packet, runners will be issued a computer chip (integrated into your bib), to be worn throughout the race.  Special mats at the finish will record the time for each chip.  


RACE BAGS:
Pre-Registered Packets include a T-Shirt and SOUVENIR (while available).

 
PACKET PICK UP DATES/TIMES:

Friday, June 30th (10AM-8PM)

     Pro Bike + Run Robinson

     Pro Bike + Run Monroeville

     Pro Bike + Run South Hills


Saturday, July 1st (10AM-6PM)

     Pro Bike + Run Robinson
     Pro Bike + Run Monroeville
     Pro Bike + Run South Hills


Saturday, July 1st (11AM-4PM)

     ​Brentwood Library


Sunday, July 2nd (12PM-5PM)

     Pro Bike + Run Robinson
     Pro Bike + Run Monroeville
     Pro Bike + Run South Hills


Monday, July 3rd (10AM-8PM)

     ​Pro Bike + Run Robinson





SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION:
Are you interested in getting your business involved in this year's race? Sponsorship opportunities are available as a great way to highlight your support of the community!