It’s the 36th Annual running of the Capital City Kiwanis Club Firecracker 5K Race and 1-Mile Sparkler Run at Cascades Park in downtown Tallahassee, Florida on July 4th, 2018. This year the Virtual Kiwanis Club of the Big Bend has joined forces with Capital City Kiwanis Club to bring you the 5k and 1-mile Fun Run.

We have arranged full use of the park and adjoining streets for a challenging but runner-friendly course.

The 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk will start before the 5K so the whole family can join in the festivities and get a ‘running start’ to the 4th of July celebrations.

Lots of parking, refreshments at race end and a full array of awards by gender and age category.

On-Site Registration begins at 6:30 a.m.
Fun Run begins at 7:30 a.m.
5K Race begins at 8:00 a.m.

The Goals of the Firecracker 5k

  • Raise funds to support the many projects and programs of  Kiwanis Club which support children and their families.
  • Promote healthy living and wellness to parents, their children and to the community at large by providing a fun, holiday event the entire family can enjoy.
  • Raise community awareness of the numerous projects and programs supported by CCKC and the pressing needs we address in this community.

For more information email us at
or call (850) 228-4410 (Rose Ledbetter)

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Parts of the race will be filmed. All participants must sign a liability release and a release allowing us to use any video or photos taken during the event. Any minor running in the race must have the release signed by a parent or legal guardian.