The Firecracker 5K and 1 Mile Sparkler Run/Walk is presented by St. John's Lutheran Church during Annandale's Heart of the Lakes 4th of July festivities. The courses are USATF certified and chip timed by Bob Schneider at Gopher State Events.

This year's race will be on Saturday, July 2nd, 2022 at 8:00am.

All proceeds from the race benefit the Annandale ISD Activities Fund and the St. John's Children, Youth, and Family Fund.

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Both cash and product donations are needed to make this event a success. In exchange for sponsorship, the Firecracker 5K and 1 Mile Sparkler Run/Walk will provide advertisement and promotional services as outlined in the selected category. All business sponsors are also welcome to put product, coupons/tokens, and promotional flyers/business cards in participant grab bags. We sincerely thank you for your consideration in being a 2022 event sponsor! If you would like to know more, please visit for additional details.


  • PLATINUM  SPONSOR   ($1,000)

    • Largest logo on the back of race shirts (exact size of logos will be relative to number of sponsors)
    • Logo/name prominently displayed at registration booth and water stations
    • Large logo on sponsor recognition flyer in race grab bags
    • Two recognition posts on both the Firecracker 5K & St. John's Lutheran Church Facebook pages tagging your business
    • Business logo added to the race webpage and linked to your business
    • Four race entries
  • GOLD  SPONSOR   ($500)

    • Medium logo on the back of race shirts
    • Name added to the race registration page
    • Sponsor "shout out" in the race packets
    • Logo/name prominently displayed at the registration booth
    • Two race entries
  • SILVER  SPONSOR   ($250)

    • Business name listed on the back of race shirts
    • Sponsor "shout out" in the race packets
    • Two race entries

    Contribute a door prize basket or gift card valued at $50.00 to be given away as a prize during the event. Your business name will be listed on the sponsor recognition flyer in the race grab bags. This is a stand alone option, or feel free to combine with another sponsorship option above.