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35th Annual Firecracker Run offers Fourth of July fun for participants, volunteers

Firecracker Run

The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries is proud to host the 35th annual Firecracker Run, presented by Mercy, on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in O’Fallon, Missouri. The USTAF certified race will begin at 7 a.m. and will consist of a 10K, 5K and a 1 Mile Fun Run. Don’t delay- registration is open at!

The Firecracker festivities pop off at 6 a.m. at CarShield Field, located at 900 Hughes Blvd in O’Fallon, with a business expo and family fun area. All runners will complete the race over home plate and will be greeted with premium access to the famous Runners Only Area with refreshing drinks and food donated by many O’Fallon area businesses.

Not a runner? It takes an about 200 volunteers to make the day a smooth success, and we could use your help! Volunteers are treated to an event t-shirt, breakfast and excellent parking for the Heritage & Freedom Festival. Whether you’d like to serve at Packet Pick-Up, Runners Only Area, or Cheering on our Runners- we’ve got a spot. Volunteers can register at

“This year’s Firecracker Run, is about bringing our community and families together.  We encourage all to come out and kick start their 4th of July with our Expo, Mascots and Runners Only Area!” said Kathy Duck, President & CEO for the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries, “Our volunteers are dedicated to providing a fun, family friendly & health run to O’Fallon!”

Watching the runners in the race is not the only form of entertainment. There will also be lots of activities for that the whole family can enjoy including, a bounce house, bubble van, and much more! Stick around the ballpark after the race for the 2019 Heritage & Freedom Fest by the City of O’Fallon. Enjoy a parade, fireworks, and a carnival! Be sure to stay for the free concerts featuring Filmore, Walker Hayes, Noah Guthrie, Gabby Barrett, Queens Blvd, Apex Shrine, along with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo!

Feel free to call the Chamber office at 636-240-1818 for any questions about the Firecracker Run.

Proceeds from the Firecracker run benefit the mission of the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries, a non-profit organization for local business. The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries is committed to promoting the economic vitality of O’Fallon and the St. Charles County Region by connecting with its members through networking and educational opportunities, while advocating for pro-business public policy.

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