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Firecracker 5K

Independence Sponsors

Liberty Sponsors

Freedom Sponsors

We thank the following businesses for their generous sponsorships:

  • The Cameron Companies
  • IBS Development
  • David M. Myers Furniture / David M. Myers Funeral and Cremation
  • PPL Foundation
  • Select Medical

Stars and Stripes Sponsors

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.


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:

Individual PDF or Word

Group PDF or Word


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