Photo credit belongs to Allen Shadden.

The first Firecracker 5k took place in Mound City,  Kansas, last Saturday evening, on June 1st! We had 120 runners and walkers for the 5k, and 20 participants for the kids fun run. Thank you to all of our great sponsors and volunteers. We could not have done it without you. Thank you to all the participants, who made this event so much fun. The Firecracker 5k lit up the night with glow sticks, glow bracelets and flashlights, new personal bests were set, and we are proud to make a donation of $1,100.00 to the Commodities fund of MC United Methodist Church.

The participants received a Firecracker 5k event t-shirt, glow necklaces, as well as goodie bags full of $30 worth of discounts/coupons and Larabars. The 5k was chip timed for accurate race results by Red Team Racing.

The top three overall winners of the 5k were as follows: 1st place was won by Tim Francis (Rock Port, MO) with a time of 17:44.13, 2nd place was taken by  Brandon Hensley (Pleasanton, KS) with a time of 19:13.65, and 3rd place went to Martin Mendoza (Prescott, KS) with a time of 19:29.40. The 1st place winners of the 1 mile fun run were: Corbin White (boys division) and Rachel Brownback (girls division). To find out more information about the Firecracker 5k, visit To check out the rest of the results and age group winners, as well as see our upcoming events, please visit red team racing. Also you can find your results and stats at AthletePath.

Once again, thank you to our generous sponsors: Redlogic, Nabholz Construction, Hollis + Miller Architects, Heartland Electric, Citizen's Bank, Garry Gribble's Running Stores, Dick's Sporting Goods, Larabars, The New Balance Store, Road ID, Booth Crazy, The City of Mound City, Allen Shadden-photographer, Chris Martinecz, First Baptist Church of Mound City, Casey's General Store, Mercy Hospitial and the United Methodist Church of Mound City.


Firecracker 5k Run/Walk

The Firecracker Run/Walk is both a fun and a nighttime 5K run on a closed course, using chip timing, in Mound City, just in time to enjoy the local firework display and a way to make a difference for families in Linn County. A portion of your registration money will benefit the Mound City United Methodist Church Commodity Fund, which serves all of Linn County.

The Commodity Fund serves more then 85 families each month by providing them food.

As a participant in the Firecracker 5k you will enjoy a nighttime run lit up with fireworks and glow sticks and bracelets. There will be free downloadable event photos, chip timing to ensure accurate race times, drawings and medals for top finishers and age group awards. Participants will also receive a Firecracker 5k event shirt...

All kids in the kids fun run will receive a themed shirt.

 The run is to benefit the Mound City Methodist Commodity Fund - serving all of LInn County!

When: Saturday evening, June 1, 2013
Where: Mound City, Kansas
Race Start: 9:00 P.M.
Packet Pickup: 7:00-8:30 P.M.


  • Early Bird Rate* for Runners and Walkers (Save $5): $25 registration fee  (walkers and runners)
    After May 17th, registration will be $30.00

  • Kids Fun Run*: $10 registration fee for all participants

*No shirt guarantee for those that register after May 17th.


Online Registration Forms
Download Printable Registration Forms (Coming)

Mail Entry Forms to:
Team Red Racing
C/O The Studio
P.O. Box 111
Mound City, Kansas

Make checks payable to: Team Red Racing



  • Each participant will receive an event Firecracker 5k Shirt*
  • Snacks will be provided after the race.
  • Bib numbers with chip timing

  • Glow in the dark accessories

*shirts guaranteed for Early Bird registrations



The Firecracker 5K Run is a fundraiser for
the Commodity Fund provided by the Mound City United Methodist Church


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City of Mound City

Chris Martinecz

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Booth Crazy
Casey's General Store
First Baptist Church of Mound City

William Shadden - Photography