There are two events:

  • 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk (7:30 a.m.): This is a FREE, fun, non-competitive run/walk for people of all ages. Finishers receive a participation ribbon.
  • 5-Mile Race (8:00 a.m.): This race is unique because of its five mile distance and its fast and flat course. The cost to participate is $25 for early registration and $30 on the day of the event.

Runners who register in advance for the 5-mile race receive a Schoolcraft Firecracker 5-Miler event t-shirt.

The door prize and awards ceremony follows the race and starts no later than 9:10 a.m.

Start/Finish Location: Schoolcraft High School, 551 East Lyons St. (Click here for course map.)


  • Women and men fit tech race shirts
  • Fast, flat and fun course
  • Door Prizes
  • Packet pick up and late registration on July 3rd 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7pm (at Schoolcraft High School)
  • D-tag timing
  • Customize age group medals and awards

Race Contact

Wade Rutkoskie
Race Director
(269) 207-1919

2015 Event pictures were provided for free from Mac Sports Timing. Click here to see your pictures

Schoolcraft Athletic Boosters Sponsors an Event You Don’t Want to Miss:

The Schoolcraft Firecracker 5-Miler has been the kickoff event for Schoolcraft’s annual 4th of July celebration for many years. Our mission is to provide a family-oriented event that promotes fun, wellness, and fitness. The Firecracker 5-Miler benefits the entire community of Schoolcraft as well as the surrounding areas! We donate the proceeds from this event back to the community, benefiting the Schoolcraft Athletic Boosters as well as the Schoolcraft annual Independence Day celebration. We encourage you to come out and join us as we strive to make this a holiday tradition that you won’t want to miss.  

We look forward to seeing you Monday, July 4, 2016, at Schoolcraft High School, 551 East Lyons Street, Schoolcraft. Feel free to join us after the race for many events around town to help celebrate the 4th of July, including a pancake breakfast (runners can show their bib to receive a discount), parade, helicopter and fire truck rides, car show, tours to the historical underground railway … and don’t forget the fireworks at dusk!