The 6th annual Common Heart Firecracker Run in the quaint village of Lake Park, NC.

The common Heart Firecracker run is an annual event supporting the work of Common Heart and its volunteers in the community.

Common Heart's focus is on helping to meet current needs for our neighbors in poverty while helping them to not only get by, but get ahead. Programs focusing on economic empowerment provide the basis for families to build social capital, break through barriers and build their own resources for self sufficiency. Additionally, Common Heart operates 6 local food pantries in Union county, NC providing over 435,738 meals in 2018 to an average of 750 families. Of the estimated 22,000 hungry children, women, men and senior adults in our community last year these pantries served 7,702. Common Heart's approach provides more than food, it provides friendship and empowerment toward self-sufficiency with over 700 volunteers serving our neighbors. Your participation helps to expand this small revolution of kindness through these pantries, and the economic empowerment programs providing training, support and a way for our neighbors living in poverty to engage and be advocate for solutions to the problems of hunger and poverty locally.

Professionally Timed Races

  • 10K Race
  • 5K Race

Other Races

  • 1K Race
  • Kids Firecracker Dash


  • First, second and third place medals for male and female top finishers overall and in all age groups in the 10k & 5k. Overall top finishers and first and second place finishers will also receive a gift certificate from Omega Sports.
  • Overall winners, male and female in all races, and gifts for all the kids in the dash.
  • Most 'festively dressed' contest and more.

Festivities "Old Time" Races

  • Wheel Barrel Race
  • Three-Legged Race
  • Egg Races and others hearkening back to bygone July 4th festivities.

Run with a Cause

Your registration fee will help hungry families...$25 feeds one family for a week!

Please bring Canned food for our food drive for Common Heart's Food Pantries Serving 750 families each month!


There are many ways you can get involved with Common Heart. find out more at Connect with us on Facebook.

All proceeds to benefit Common Heart.Common Heart is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization promoting personal action and awareness to address hunger and poverty. Located in Indian Trail we are encouraging a "small revolution of kindness" to transform individuals, families and communities.