It’s not a 4th of July celebration without getting your day started at the Genesis Firecracker Run!

The 37th Annual Genesis Firecracker Run is happening Thursday Jul 4 in downtown East Moline. The day includes The TBK Mile, Kiddie Run, Guns ‘N’ Hoses, Aquent Hospital Bed Races, 5k Run/Walk, 10k Run, the brand-new Red Dress Division and even a Post-Race Party!Celebrate Independence at the Genesis Firecracker Run!

The 5K and 10K races will begin at 7:30 a.m. downtown East Moline, at 8th Street and 15th Avenue. The Kiddie Run begins at 8:45 a.m. (for kids 8 and under) and the TBK Mile will commence at 9:15 a.m. Awards ceremony will follow at 9:30 a.m. and will be handed out in the order of 5K, 1-Mile and 10K.

After the awards ceremony, at 10 a.m., you cannot miss the Aquent Hospital Bed Races!

Live music, fun and an electric Independence Day vibe will be had throughout the day! For more information the Genesis Firecracker Run and to register for races, visit

This a day that cannot be missed!


Celebrate Independence at the Genesis Firecracker Run!
Tess Abney was born and raised in the Quad Cities. Her passion for writing and entertainment was apparent at a very young age. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.