The Firecracker 5K is a race over a distance of 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) that has been held on July 4 in downtown Ann Arbor for several years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014).

Firecracker 5K: Timeline

  • 2015-May-18 The Firecracker 5K appears on the May 18, 2015 agenda of the Ann Arbor City Council so that the Council can vote on the street closings in downtown Ann Arbor that are necessary for the event to take place. The item appears on the Council's Consent Agenda, which is a group of items that are considered routine and are approved in a single vote, unless some Council member chooses to pull the item out for separate consideration. The vote was approved unanimously.