Run in Historic Downtown

This race winds along the Crow-Creek Greenway, through historic streets, and finishes with a viaduct view of Union Pacific Depot.  Start Independence Day out right by running, and supporting the Cheyenne Community. Before the you start the race, enjoy complimentary Starbucks® Coffee and after you’ve finish, enjoy bagels, fruit and water, at look on the back of your bib# for details on a free beverage at DanielMark’s Brewing. An awards ceremony will start at 9:00 a.m.  Reserve your spot today.


This 5K course loops through historic downtown Cheyenne and the Crow-Creek Greenway. It Race begins and ends at the Depot Plaza. Runners will head west along 15th Street. The route connects with the scenic Crow-Creek Greenway, passes through Optimist Park, (water station) and ends with a viaduct-view of the Union Pacific’s Depot railyard. Registration fees include a tech T-shirt (100% polyester) and refreshments (see details on a free beverage on the backside of your bib#.). “Virtual 5K” option: Wanna run, but can’t make it to the race? Or, don’t want to run, but would like to support people who struggle with poverty? This option is for you!. You will still get a T-shirt and bib#. Just select “Virtual 5K” when you register.

Race awards:

  • Overall top runner, male and female.
  • Age groups: Ist and 2nd place female and male runners, in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+

Cheyenne Depot Plaza
8:00 a.m.
July 4, 2018

Countdown to Cheyenne Firecracker 5K!








 Run for a Cause

Last year 179 runners registered for the inaugural run. This year we expect to see 250+ runners! Join us on July 4th at 8:00 a.m. at the Depot Plaza

The Cheyenne Firecracker 5K Run now in its second year, unites the community in building awareness of people battling to meet their everyday basic needs. All proceeds from the race stay in our community and benefit Laramie County families.

Needs Inc. food pantry will use the proceeds from this race to help those who struggle with hunger. Proceeds will help children who are hungry and poorly nourished. Thirty-eight percent of the students In Laramie County School District #1 qualified for free or reduced meals. In Wyoming,1 in 8 households worry about where they will find their next meal. In addressing this hunger, Needs partners with the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies, Needs receives support from United Way, Walmart, the Wyoming Community Foundation, businesses, the faith community, and members of our community.