Wilmington Fourth of July Committee Revamps 5K, Announces 1st Annual ‘Firecracker 5K’ For July 3

WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Fourth of July Committee is holding its First Annual ‘Firecracker 5K’ during its 39th Annual Fun on the Fourth Celebration. The Race will take place on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 6:30pm.

This new and improved 5K Road Race will feature:

  • Medals for participants (must sign up prior to 6/19 to be guaranteed a medal)
  • Water stops
  • Professional chip timed results by RaceWire
  • FREE downloadable Finish Line photos
  • T-shirts for participants (must sign up prior to 6/19 to be guaranteed a t-shirt)
  • Live music at the finish line


Join us on the Town Common and Swain School grounds for the rest of the Fun on the Fourth Celebration! The full event schedule will be published on www.funonthefourth.com.


  • Please register at https://my.racewire.com/event/6356.
  • All registrations received before 6/19 will receive a t-shirt and medal.
  • Registration also available day-of via the Fourth of July Headquarters.
  • The fee is $20/participant. Refunds not available.


  • Bib pick-up day will be on Saturday, June 29th from 8am until noon, or when the Fourth of July HQ is open. Please visit www.funonthefourth.com for our hours.
  • Bibs and t-shirts may also be picked-up day of race, however early pick-up is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Sign-in and race day registration will take place outside of the Fourth of July HQ located at 142 Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington.


The course leads you through the streets of Wilmington on a familiar route that has been part of many 5K events over the years. There are slow building inclines and declines throughout the 5K course. The starting line is next to the Fourth of July HQ, Route 62/Church Street. You will head north on Route 62, then right onto Wildwood Street, Left onto Woburn Street, Left onto Federal Street, Left onto Middlesex Ave. The finish line is next to the Fourth of July HQ where the race began. There will be direction for all runners and walkers throughout the course, as well as water stations for a refreshment!


Please park at the St. Thomas Church (126 Middlesex Ave, Wilmington) or the Wilmington High School (159 Church Street, Wilmington).


Interested in volunteering during the Fun on the Fourth Celebration? Please contact pat.giroux7@gmail.com for more information.


Please e-mail fofcommittee@verizon.net.

(NOTE: The above information is from the Fourth of July Committee’s Facebook page.)

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