Badgerland Striders

Firecracker Four - 4 Mile 2020




COVID-19 Update: We regret to inform you that the Village of Hales Corners has elected to cancel their Fourth of July festivities and so we must abide.  We have closed registration and will be in touch those of you who have already registered to offer compensation.  We hope to see less needs for cancellations and to see you running with us soon.

-The Badgerland Striders


Welcome to the 42nd running of the Firecracker Four. This has been a tradition for many family and friends to start the holiday with a 4-mile run through the neighborhoods of Hales Corners. The race starts and finishes at Hales Corners Park.  There is great crowd support before, during and after the race.  Come join over 1,200 of your family, friends and neighbors for the after-race celebration.  We will have fruit, cookies, chocolate milk, water, freeze pops and beer. This is the first of many events Hales Corners has on the 4th of July.  Come for this race stay for the Holz car show, bed races, pet costume contest, parade and more.

Hales Corners Park, 5765 South New Berlin Road, Hales Corners, WI

Registration and Fees:

4 Mile Run (chip timed)
$15 participants 17 and under
$20 Badgerland Strider Members
$25 for non-members
1.7 Mile Community Fun Run (untimed)
$15 participants 17 and under
$15 Badgerland Strider Members
$20 for non-members

No Mail-in registration accepted.

Race Day at Hales Corners Park (race shirt not guaranteed)
4 Mile Run/Walk-$30 all participants
1.7 Mile Community Fun Run-$25 all participants
     NOTE: Cash or checks ONLY


6:45 – 7:45 am Registration and Check-in
7:50 am  National Anthem
8:00 am 4-mile run and 1.7 mile Fun Run/Walk (untimed)

Race Day Packet Pick-Up

6:45 – 7:45 am at Hales Corners Park


4 mile: Trophy for overall male and female. Medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each age group M/F:
9 and under, 10-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49;
50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; 85 and over.

We love volunteers!  Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Merilou Gonzalez at  All volunteers receive a race shirt, lots of appreciation, and many thank you's!


Sorry! Due to the Covid-19 health concerns, the Village of Hales Corners has decided to cancel their Fourth of July festivities and therefore, we must abide.  We are sorry to have to do this and hope we can all enjoy running together again soon.


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