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July 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

For several years the Firecracker Race has been the kick off event for the July Fourth Festival. Later in the day music, food, dancing, kid fun games, tours, crafts, art and much more fill the cool mountain air in one of the picturesque little towns in western NC.
This year the race will start and finish on West Main Street at its intersection with Oaklawn. The loop race course will go from West Main Street in downtown Brevard to the lumberyard arts district and then down scenic Tinsley Road before returning to the lumberyard arts district and downtown Brevard. The race course has a modest 125 feet of elevation change and features a mix of residential streets, commercial business district and scenic pastures with views of the beautiful surrounding mountains. The fun run is a .75 mile course that does two laps around a square block of historic homes on West Main Street and Probart Street. This is a family friendly event that helps kick off a family friendly street festival in downtown Brevard to celebrate our Independence Day.

Race Director: Michael Dexter-Smith, Rotary Club of Brevard
Assistants: Steve Dart and Davis Whitfield-Cargile
Email: or
Phone and text: Mike’s phone 508-395-0224 (text to this phone) or 828-884-4184
When: 7/4/2019 8:00 am
Distances: 5K Race Starts at 8.00 am & Fun Run Starts at approx. 8.15
Where: 200 W Main St, Brevard, NC 28712, USA – Downtown Brevard near the Post Office in Brevard, NC
5K $30 (includes shirt)
Fun Run – short $10 (Families and children – short fun run – includes tee shirt for Child)
5K – Under 18 Years Old $25 (Runners under the age of 18 only, please)
5K – Over 65 Years Old $25 (Runners over the age of 65 only, please)
5K – Run 3 Pay For 2 $20 (Sign-up for all three races at the same time – pay for two)
5K – Active Military $15 – (Shirt included)
Family plan – 2 adults/ & children $50 (One adult pays $50) – race director will send you a discount code for the other adult and 2 children.
Shirts are $25.00 each
Goodie bags: Goodie bags will be filled with giveaways and vouchers. Please contact April Zeigler – use email above
Publicity: Peter Mumola – use email above
The race course starts and finishes in downtown Brevard near the Post Office on West Main Street. The course will treat runners to a mix of historic homes, the railroad arts district, farm land and the scenic beauty of the Sylvan Valley and the surrounding mountains.
The 2019 l Race and Fun Run begins at 8am. Same day registration begins at 6.30 am.
There will be a packet pick up the day before.
To ensure a t-shirt online registration must be completed by May 17.
The race begins on West Main Street near the Post Office. The race course is an out and back, with the starting line also serving as the finish line.
Women’s 5K First Place: $75
Men’s 5K First Place: $75
Women’s 5K Second Place: $50
Men’s 5K Second Place: $50
Women’s 5K Third Place: $25
Men’s 5K Third Place: $25

Come Early to avoid long lines. After the race, join in the fun of the all-day White Squirrel Festival for food, music and culture.

The Rotary Club of Brevard thanks everyone who support our races and our many sponsors.
Gold Level: Pisgah Health Foundation –

Silver level: United Way and Brevard Rotary –

Bronze level: Transylvania Vocational Services, Pardee UNC Health Care, City of Brevard, Sylvan Valley Family Dentistry, State Farm/Meredith Baldridge, the Zeigler Family and the Dexter-Smith Family.



July 4, 2019
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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200 West main street Brevard
200 West Main Street
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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