5K Run 2014

2011 in the Park after the race

This 5K Fun Run is a great way to support Pleasant Hill schools. Join your neighbors for this run. When the race is over you’ll be in an excellent location to stay and watch the parade

Welcome to the 2014 Firecracker 5K Fun Run registration page.

This highly popular event is a great way to start your day on July 4.  Each participant registers for either the 5K run/walk or the kids’ 100 yard dash.

All registration net proceeds will be donated to Pleasant Hill schools. During the registration process you will be asked to designate which Pleasant Hill school shall receive your registration fee. (Runners age 7 & under are free.)

  • WHAT: 5K run for bigger folk, plus 100 Yard Dash for kids 7 & under!
  • WHEN: July 4th at 8:00 A.M. right before the parade!
  • WHERE: Downtown Pleasant Hill on the parade route! Click here to see route. Check-in station is at 45 Crescent Drive, in front of the clock tower.
  • WHY: Because all race net proceeds go to support Pleasant Hill schools!
  • PRIZES FOR: 1st place – male runner,  1st place – female runner,  1st place – runner with dog,  1st place – runner with stroller,  1st place – senior male,  1st place – senior female,  most patriotic attire

5K Runners

5K Runners

Parking is available at the multi-story parking lot on Crescent Drive across the street from the Century 16 Theater. Note that the entry/exit to this parking lot on Contra Costa Boulevard will remain open the entire day. The entry/exit on Crescent Drive will be closed from 7:00 am till 11 am.

This popular event is growing bigger every year! The 5K course starts at 45 Crescent Drive, in front of the Clock Tower. It goes through the downtown area and follows the same route as the parade. Runners make 3 laps around the course. Click Here to see the 5K route.

T-Shirts: Your registration fee includes your commemorative Firecracker Fun Run T-Shirt. For youngsters age 7 & under there is no registration fee and no T-Shirt. But these youngsters should still register, so we will be expecting them on the morning of the race.

NOTE: We must place our order with the T-Shirt supplier by June 21st.  If you register by June 21st your shirt will be available for you at the check-in station on race day. If you register after June 21st you will not receive a commemorative T-shirt.

7 & Under
No Charge
No Charge
8 – 12 Years
13 & Up
Family of 3
Add'l Family Members

Participants acknowledge and agree that photos and/or video footage taken during any of the events sponsored by and/or included in the Pleasant Hill Fourth of July celebration may be used without further consent or compensation by the Pleasant Hill Fourth of July Commission for promotional purposes. This includes, but is not limited to websites, Facebook, social networks, articles, and any other promotional or news materials regardless of the format.

Use the links below to register. Note that registration closes on June 30 at 12:59 pm.

Online registration

Registration Form in PDF format.  After printing and filling in the form you can bring it to the race on race day or mail it to:

Pleasant Hill Fourth of July Commission
PO Box 23272
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523