About    the    Race

Kick off your Fourth of July weekend by joining us for a 5K and/or 1 Mile Run/Walk in the heart of Annandale during one of the greatest Independence Day celebrations in the state of Minnesota! The St. John's Firecracker 5K and 1 Mile Sparkler Run/Walk is a family-friendly yet competitive event. We are lining up great sponsorship this year to bring you top finisher prizes, door prizes, and snacks after you finish! 

  • Event Proceeds

    All proceeds and donations benefit the St. John's Mission Trip Fund and the Annandale Activity Fee Scholarship Fund. Thank you for your support! 


    If you don't want to participate, but would like to make a donation, click here! 

  • Registration

    Check back soon for our 2022 race registration form! 


    We strongly recommend registering with the link above. However, if you wish to mail in a registration form or drop one off at the church office, you can click here for a printable version. 


  • 2021 Prizes

    $1,000 in guaranteed cash prizes!


    Top 3 Male and Female finishers in both the 1 Mile and 5K:

    1st - $100

    2nd - $75

    3rd - $50

    • Fastest Stroller Mile (Male and Female): $25
    • Fastest Combined 5k + 1 Mile time (Male and Female): $25
    • Best 4th of July themed attire (door prize)
    • Additional door prizes and raffles for all participants following the race
  • Race Director

    Mike Combs

    michael3combs@gmail.com