February 6, 2022

Red Flint Firecracker

July 2, 2022


Race Results:

We are back for our IN PERSON event on Saturday, July 2nd. Join us for some fun racing on mountain bike or on foot. All events will be staged out of the Eau Claire County Expo Building (5530 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire, WI).

All events will count towards the FREE CORBA Trail Series.

Looking to help out? We can always use volunteers. The lucky helpers receive the famous Firecracker socks and a t-shirt. This is your chance to help out with course setup, event course marshalling, registration, or event take down among other things. We will also a need for volunteers for course setup, take down, and daily course checks for both the run and bike portions at Lowes Creek VOLUNTEER Sign Up Here

Events and Options

In-Person (Saturday, July 2nd)

The in-person portion of the Firecracker will be held on Saturday, July 2nd.

In Person Events:

  • Trail Run:
    • 1 Lap of 5K Course
    • 2 Laps of 5K Course
  • Mountain Bike:
    • 1 Lap of 7 Mile Course
    • 2 Laps of 7 Mile Course
  • Mountain Bike – Beginner
    • Course to be announced but is shorter and intended for those new to racing only.
  • Lil’ Snaps
    • New for 2022, we will have a fun race for kids under 10. Lil Snaps will ride a short course through the single track trails.

Event Schedule

Friday, July 1st

  • 4:30 PM Fire Truck Pizza and Red Flint Brew View
  • 4:30 PM Packet Pickup

Fire Truck Pizza and Red Flint Brew View (4:30pm – 7:30pm approx)

Stop out for hot, fresh, wood-fired pizza from the Fire Truck Pizza Truck and swing by the Red Flint Brew View for craft beer (all for purchase on your own).

Clear Water Classic (start on your own, details forthcoming)

This go-at-your-own-pace/start-whenever community ride that begins and ends at Lowes Creek County Park will take riders (or runners!) of all abilities around the Eau Claire community to capture photos of some of our city’s most iconic landmarks, from the Pablo Center and Hank Aaron statue to local breweries like Modicum, The Growler Guys and the Brewing Projekt, to our amazing local sports shops like Shift Cyclery and Coffee Bar and Blue Ox Running. You’ll not only experience the cycling infrastructure that makes Eau Claire the envy of Midwest bike towns, but the great local businesses (and the awesome humans that run them) and attractions that beckon us out to the paths.
Once you’ve finished your ride through town, head back to the Lowes Creek lot on the Expo Center side to pick up some delicious pizza from Firetruck Pizza and a beer or two at our beer tent (one free beer token available to any paid Virtual or In Person registrants), and settle in for some live music (more details to come ;)). Nothing like some Summer block party vibes to welcome the holiday weekend!

Saturday, July 2nd – Race Day

  • 7:00 AM: Racer check-in and packet pickup
  • 8:00 AM: Trail Run (1 or 2 laps)
  • 9:30 AM: Mountain Bike – Beginner
  • 11:00 AM: Mountain Bike – (1 or 2 laps)
  • 1:00 PM: Lil’ Snaps

Event Amenities

  • Snowie of Altoona
  • Red Flint Brew View
  • Post Race snacks for participants
  • Red Flint Firecracker socks for racers and volunteers
  • Cheerful volunteers
  • Live music Saturday at 1pm (Trapper Schoepp)

Sunday, July 3rd

Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for Yoga at Lowes Creek! Prajna will be guiding some light stretching using a mat OR your bike!


COURSE MAPS (2021 Reference)

Road Bike courses are also available on the link above.


When you submit your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with more information within about an  hour (usually much sooner). If you don’t see it, please check your spam folders and if you still don’t see it, let us know and we’ll get it to you.

Please keep on eye on the Facebook Event Page for updates.


Camping is available at Lowes Creek County Park. Those interested in camping during the event can reserve a site while registering for the event. Campsites will be assigned prior to the event.


As always, CORBA cannot provide great events like the Firecracker without our generous sponsors. Please take notice of this year’s 2022 Firecracker sponsors and think of them whenever you need the products or services they offer:


Title Sponsor


Feature Sponsors




Trail Sponsors

Blue Ox Running ChamoisButtrLogo






  • Virtual Firecracker
    June 25, 2022 - June 26, 2022
    12:00 am
  • In-person Firecracker
    July 2, 2022
    7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Clear Water Classic
    June 1, 2022 - July 1, 2022
    12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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5530 Fairview Dr, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 54701, United States