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Firecracker 5K

Independence Sponsor

We thank the following business for its generous sponsorship:

  • Capital Blue Cross

Liberty Sponsors

We thank the following businesses for their generous sponsorships:

  • The Cameron Companies
  • CenturyLink
  • IBS Development
  • Orrstown Bank
  • UPMC

Freedom Sponsors

We thank the following businesses for their generous sponsorships:

  • David M. Myers Furniture / David M. Myers Funeral and Cremation
  • Newport Beverage
  • Newport Social Order of Owls
  • PPL Foundation
  • Select Medical
  • Weis Markets

Stars and Stripes Sponsors

We thank the following businesses for their generous sponsorships:

  • Belmont Insurance
  • Carpetbagger Collectibles
  • Czekaj Dusharm
  • Green Acres Realty
  • Hengst Family Dental
  • Pennian Bank

1st Annual Newport Firecracker 5K and Fun Run/Walk

Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 11, 2020! Newport’s 1st Annual Firecracker 5K Run and Fun Run/Walk will begin at 8 am at the Newport Veterans Memorial Park, 200 Front Street. Registration begins at 7 am. Runners and walkers will wind through Oliver Township and Newport. This event will kick off Discover Newport: Eat Shop Explore, a day-long celebration featuring food trucks, music, town-wide yard sales and our vibrant and diverse businesses.

Proceeds from the Firecracker 5K will benefit the Newport Public Library, Newport Fire Company, Newport EMS and the Newport Revitalization and Preservation Society.


All participants will receive a t-shirt and medal. Pre-registration by June 26th is $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Race day registration for adults is $30 and $15 for children 12 and under. This event will be held rain or shine. No refunds will be given.


Runners and walkers can register online at


Participation forms are available to download: PDF or Word. Forms may be dropped off at Carpetbagger Collectibles, 12 South Second Street, Newport, or mailed to NPRS, PO Box 13, Newport, PA 17074.


Forms are avilable at Newport Beverage, 14 Newport Plaza, Newport.


Volunteers will be needed to assist with registration, guide participants on the race course and assist with the finish line from approximately 6:45 am to 11:30 am. All volunteers will be provided with a t-shirt.

Volunteer forms are available to download and mail as a PDF file or Word file.


Questions? Send an e-mail to or call Laura at (717) 567-6873.