Virtual: June 24 – July 1
In Person: July 2
The Red Flint Firecracker is going hybrid again for 2022. Participants will have the option once again to choose their day, time, events, and weather over the 9 day event. The in-person event will be held on Saturday, July 2nd for the mountain bike and trail run races!
There will be three activities to choose from (Mountain Bike Race, Trail Run Race, and Road Ride), and each of those will have a number of options. You can do one event, do all of the events, or anything in between. You can also create your own off-site (not eligible for cash awards) if you cannot get to Eau Claire.
All events will count towards the FREE CORBA Trail Series.
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. Volunteers will also be needed for the “in-person” portion of the event on Saturday, July 2nd. 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 determined
- 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.
Tentative Race Day Schedule
- 7:00 AM: Race check-in
- 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
Virtual Race Options (June 24 – July 1)
We will set up an awesome 5K course on the single-track trails of Lowes Creek County Park. You can choose to enter into the categories of 1, 2, 3, or 4 laps of the course. Prizes to be announced soon. Because it would be possible for one person to run every category and sweep the winnings, we are limiting winners to one category only (but feel free to run the other categories for fun).
MTB Race :
We will set up a 7 mile course similar to our traditional “Sport” lap course from previous Firecracker races. You can choose to enter into the categories of 1, 2, 3, or 4 laps of the course. Prizes to be announced soon. Because it would be possible for one person to ride every category and sweep the winnings, we are limiting winners to one category only (but feel free to ride the other categories for fun).
MTB Race (Short Course Option):
The short course option for those who want to participate but are not comfortable riding a number of the more challenging sections of the main course. The short course will simply follow the trail run 5K course. Please note that we do not want the more experienced riders taking this option. This is NOT a short, sprint course for advanced riders and is not eligible for the prize awards.
Over the Top :
Pick your poison: road ride, trail run, or mountain bike. Ride as long and as far as you choose in ONE EFFORT. Reasonable “self aid station” stops between laps are allowed, but to ensure this is “in one effort”, please abide by the rule of no aid stops longer than 15 minutes. Prizes to be announced soon. Because it would be possible for one person to ride every category and sweep the winnings, we are limiting winners to one category only (but feel free to ride the other categories for fun).
Road Ride :
Choose between a 12, 25, 45, 65, or 100 mile route. Ride at your own pace at the time of your choosing (within the specified dates), and enter your participation details where instructed and you will get credit for completion of the event and be eligible for prize drawings. We will provide the course maps for you to print out.
Furry Friends Walk or Virtual On-Your-Own:
Do you and your dog enjoy exploring the woods and trails at Lowes Creek County Park? Are you not able to get to Eau Claire? Then this is the event for you. Take your furry friend(s) out for a walk or make up your own event wherever you are (trail run, mtn bike, or road ride). and record your time and distance (if you know it). This is a non-competitive event but still counts towards the CORBA Trail Series.
Road Bike courses are also available on the link above.
When you register, there is no need to choose your event, aside from choosing the right ticket if you plan to do the in-person option. You will simply register once, and you can participate in any or all of the events. You will participate at your convenience during the 9 day period between June 24th and July 1st. Plus you have the option of racing in person on Saturday, July 2nd if you choose that option.
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:
June 25, 2022 - July 2, 2022
12:00 am - 4:00 pm
July 2, 2022
7:00 am - 5:00 pm