5K Run 2014

The trophy recipients for the 2014 Firecracker 5K Fun Run are:

1st Place Female: Kelly Collins
1st Place Male: Rajpaul Pannu
1st Senior Male: Robert Krumm
1st Senior Female: Diana Crane
1st Finisher with a Dog: Tim Hogan
1st Finisher with a Stroller: Jose Fernandez
Most Patriotic Attire: Jordan Wight & Ryan Wight



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 as long as you register before 9 PM June 20, 2014. 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 20th.  If you register by 9:00 PM on June 20th you will receive a shirt at bib pickup or at the check-in station on race day. If you register after June 20th you will not receive a commemorative T-shirt.

Paper and Race Day Registration Fee Amounts
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 online registration is still open. Register before Race Day, as the cost will go up if you wait until Race Day morning (see above chart).

Online registration this link takes you to another website for registration.

Use this form below for mail-in Registration PDF AFTER June 21st.   No T-shirt will be given out.  T-shirt cutoff is 9:00 PM June 20th. Mail-In address is below.
Registration Form in PDF format

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

Bib Pick-up !

As usual – you can pick up your Race Bib the morning of the race.

If you want to get it early, we have 2 dates where you can pick up your Race Bib.

When: Saturday June 28th from 10-2 and Monday June 30th from 10-6

Where: Pleasant Hill Coin and Jewelry Exchange, 3264 Buskirk Ave., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523