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. 

In 2017, 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.

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

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


Open - April 30th - $18 EARLY BIRD RATE
May 1st - June 24th - $20 
June 25th - 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

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.  

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


Friday, June 29th (10AM-8PM)

     Pro Bike + Run Robinson

     Pro Bike + Run Monroeville

     Pro Bike + Run South Hills

Saturday, June 30th (10AM-6PM)

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

Saturday, June 30th (11AM-4PM)

     ​Brentwood Library

Sunday, July 1st (12PM-5PM)

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

Monday, July 2nd (10AM-8PM)

     ​Pro Bike + Run Robinson

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!  

about the race

our history

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.

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.  

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. 

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. 

Refreshments, popsicles, awards, door prizes, and music in Brentwood Towne Square.

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