Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
North Buncombe, Weaverville
Serving the Children of the World

    Kiwanis Firecracker 5k

July 4, 2018

Join us Wednesday, July 4, 2018, for the 25th Annual Firecracker 5k Run to provide scholarships for some of our North Buncombe students planning to attend a college or technical school.

The course begins at PNC Bank on Weaverville Boulevard, turns right onto Main Street and continues through residential neighborhoods and parts of beautiful downtown Weaverville, concluding back at PNC Bank.

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When and Where
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Race Start: 8 a.m.
PNC Bank, 81 Weaver Blvd, Weaverville, NC

New for this year!  Registration packets for those pre-registered can be picked up the day before race, July 3, 2018 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Edward Jones office located at 61 Weaver Blvd, Suite, 120, Weaverville, NC 28787, or they can be picked up onsite on the race day starting at 7 a.m. We will also accept walk-up registrations during those times.

To Get There

From North of Weaverville
Take 19-23 South/Future I-26 East to Exit 19 (US 25/70). Turn left at stoplight onto Weaver Boulevard and go 0.4 miles. PNC Bank will be on your left.

From South of Weaverville
Take 19-23 North/Future I-26 West to Exit 19B. At top of exit ramp turn right onto Weaver Boulevard and go 0.2 miles. PNC Bank will be on your left.

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Free parking is available at the Weaverville Plaza and Weaverville Crossing shopping center lots, immediately adjacent to the race start/finish line.

Register online at or download a registration form and mail with your check, payable to Kiwanis Club of North Buncombe, to:

Kiwanis Club of North Buncombe
P.O. Box 2207
Weaverville, NC 28787


Entry fee is $25 through June 20, 2018, and $30 after June 20, 2018. Note: Online and mail-in registration ends 48 hours before the race. After this time, we will accept walk-up runners during the designated packet pick-up times on July 3 and on race day.

Each participant who pre-registers by June 21 will receive a specially designed, 100% cotton T-shirt. 5K awards will be presented to overall Male and Female finishers, and to the top three Males and Females in each of the following age groups:  12 and under, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, and 75 and over.

For the safety of all runners no dogs, no strollers, no baby joggers, no bikes, no in-line skates, no roller skates, and no wheeled vehicles will be allowed on-course. In accordance with RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) guidelines, the use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for our event. Please be mindful of the other participants and respect the race personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.

Additional Information
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2018 Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors - the students at North Buncombe High school deeply appreciate your support! 













Allstate - Church Insurance Group

Woody Bolinger DDS

Homer and Norma Carroll

D. Michael Ward, Inc.

Dry Ridge Family Medicine

Dry Ridge Inn

Woody and Cindy Jones

Al and Louise Root

Weaverville Eye Associates

Weaverville Lions Club

West Family Funeral Services

If you would like to sponsor our race for 2018 please contact us at