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America's Greatest Day in America's Greatest City!


Sign Up to Race!

Packet pickup is at PEACE TREE BREWING from 3-8pm on 7/3 and 7-8:30am on 7/4!

If you can't pickup your packet, please have your friend or family member bring the PROXY FORM!

Registration includes:
  • A personalized bib
  • Chip timing
  • Your first beer or other beverage
  • Custom Firecracker 5K socks!
  • And of course our post-race party at Peace Tree Brewing!

For those that want a shirt to commemorate the day, add one on during registration. If your closet is overflowing, you can skip it and save money. This helps ensure we have the shirt size YOU ordered.

Get in touch with us. Send us an email HERE.

Post-Race Celebration with Peace Tree Brewing!

Run to Celebrate!

After hitting your goal time of 17 minutes and 76 seconds, enjoy refreshments courtesy of local food trucks, some lite fair from the race such as fruit and cookies, and of course your first beer generously doled out by Peace Tree! Stick around for games, a costume contest, and plenty of Made in the USA entertainment!


Sign Up to Run

Registration takes less than 5 minutes! And the earlier you register the more money you save. Sign up now and invite a friend! 

 Wear Your American Pride!

You can wear your American pride on your chest with an optional shirt that you add during registration! If you don't want one, skip it. 

You have the option of the RED, WHITE, or BLUE version and you'll be able to "Wave the Flag" on race day! This is what they look like!

Wave the Flag!


Wave The Flag!

In some races, you're put into waves because of your pace. Sometimes because the people throwing color at you can't keep up. At the DSM Firecracker, it's all in the name of the US of A! 

When you register, select your wave preference and you'll have a section of the start chute designated for either RED, WHITE, or BLUE! If you get a race shirt, select that color too! If you want to wear your own patriotic garb, by all means!

Remember, we'll also have a costume contest at the post-race party, so make sure your gear is up to the task! We're excited to wave the flag on race day and we'll be getting plenty of aerial shots of the whole race!

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Distance: 3.1 Miles
Start: Peace Tree Brewing - Des Moines Branch

Enjoy the most patriotic 5K in America's Greatest City on America's Greatest Day! 3.1 miles of red, white, and blue through the East Village, around the Iowa State Capitol grounds, and finishing at Peace Tree Brewing for some American-made refreshments! View Larger Map >>