Sunday, July 4th, 2021

Join us for a day FULL of family fun & activities!

Age groups this year.

Ages 0-9
Ages 10-19
Ages 20-39
Ages 40-59
Age 60+ 

See you at the race!

Kick off this Independence Day with the
Anaheim Hills Firecracker 5K/10K Run!

The Anaheim Hills Firecracker 5K/10K Run/Walk starts off an entire day of Fourth of July festivities celebrating the birth of our great nation. Test your endurance in the Anaheim Hills Firecracker 5K/10K, or bring the stroller and the dog, and take your time! Then enjoy an array of 4th of July Activities in Anaheim, California.

After the race stay for the Yankee Doodle Dog Show, our 4th of July Patriotic Parade, and finish the day at Peralta Park where you will enjoy countless food vendor and expo booths of our local businesses and organizations and live musical performances on our main stage.  Don’t forget to grab a seat for your family and friends as the night culminates with a spectacular fireworks display honoring the red white and blue!

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Firecracker 5K/10K Run Information

Parking for the run is available in the Canyon High School parking lot and also surrounding streets and neighborhoods.


The race will begin promptly at 7:00am on Santa Ana Canyon and Imperial in front of the Canyon High School track. There will be a short opening ceremony before the gun goes off at 7:00am. Please arrive with ample time to park, visit our expo booths, walk to the starting line, stretch, use the restroom, etc. THERE WILL BE PORTABLE RESTROOMS ON SITE. In our past events, the restroom line is known to get VERY BUSY 10-15 minutes before the race. Again, please allow for ample time.

All runners will be wearing a state-of-the-art timing chip ON THEIR BIB.

There will be a TIMING MAT on the START LINE that will start your official run time when crossed. Please keep that in mind when lining up to the start line on the morning of the race. Also, you won’t have to worry about your position in line when the starting gun goes off. As soon as YOU cross the START LINE, your time will begin. Pretty schnazzy huh?!

There will be KM markers along the route, and if you are WALKING the 5K/10K course, please stay as far to the right on the course as possible. Strollers, and dogs are welcome!

If you are running the 10K, there will be a turn around marker up towards the festival center… Yes it is that far, and yes, we are surprised you signed up for it too. We will try and get some “eye of the tiger music” for the turn-around to give you that extra push.

Feel free to bring your own hydration, although it is advised you save those mimosas until AFTER the race... We will have water stops along the route. As you arrive towards the finish line, there will be additional hydration booths, and some local expos.

Awards will take place at 8:30 by the finish line for the Top 3 finishers in each age category. Also, completed times will be e-mailed to you approximately 30 minutes after you finish the race, so you will have plenty of time through the day to own bragging rights over your friends.

Don’t forget to visit the Yankee Doodle Dog Show that will take place at the Canyon High School Softball Field!

Check out our FAQ page on our website where you can find answers to most of your questions. Otherwise contact us at

5:30 – 6:50 AM – Late registration / Packet pick-up (CHS Parking Lot)
6:50 AM – Race warmup (at start line on Santa Ana Cyn Rd)
6:55 AM – Opening ceremonies
7:00 AM – Start 5K/10K timed run & 5K untimed walk

• Yankee Doodle Dog (Most patriotic dog)
• Small Cutest Dog (Under 25 lbs)
• Cutest Medium Dog (25-55 lbs)
• Big Cutest Dog (Over 55 lbs)

Patriotic Parade

1pm - 3pm

Help us keep our Firework Show afloat.  Any donation helps.