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 2017 was the 4th of July Committee. In addition, several local Brentwood organizations and a Brentwood High School F1 team are awarded. 



2018 Community Donations:


Brentwood 4th of July Committee


Drop the Puck on Cancer


Brentwood Borough Library


Brentwood Food Pantry


Family Fire Fund 


Brentwood EMS


​Brentwood VFD

Kira Kellner

our history

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 top Brentwood Male and Female, Top Male and Female Spartan, and 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           

GNC at Brentwood Towne Square is pleased to support the SPARTAN Division! Males weighing a minimum of 220 lbs. and Females weighing a minimum of 165 lbs. can opt into this category. Participation in this category is optional and weight will be verified on race morning at check in inside of GNC in Towne Square. Entry will supercede qualifying in any other divisions


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.


Kira Kellner

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

REGISTRATION/FEES:
Open - April 30th - $18 EARLY BIRD RATE
May 1st - June 28th - $22 
June 29th - 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 timed by Big River 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:

Saturday June 29th

       Brentwood Library 11AM - 4PM
Monday, July 1st

       Pro Bike Run Squirrel Hill 11AM - 7PM

Tuesday, July 2nd 

       Pro Bike Run Robinson 10AM - 7PM

Wednesday, July 3rd

       Pro Bike Run South Hills 10AM - 7PM


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!  


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR 2019 SPONSORSHIP PACKET