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Serving the Children of
North Buncombe

North Buncombe
Kiwanis Club

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Firecracker 5k - July 4, 2013

2013 Overall Results

Join us Thursday, July 4, 2013, for the 20th Annual Firecracker 5k Run to provide scholarships for some of our North Buncombe students planning to attend a college or technical school.

The North Buncombe Kiwanis Club is excited to bring the Firecracker 5K Race back to downtown Weaverville. The race 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
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Race Start: 8 a.m.
PNC Bank, 81 Weaver Blvd, Weaverville, NC

Race packets can be picked up beginning around 7 a.m. on the day of the race.

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 old Food Lion, Roses, or Weaverville Crossing Plaza lots.

Register online at or mail a registration form 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 $20 before June 21, 2013, and $25 after June 20, 2013. Note: Online and mail-in registration ends 48 hours before the race. After this time, we accept walk-up runners 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 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
For more information, email us at


2013 Sponsors

If you would like to sponsor the 2013 race please contact us at: or download and complete our sponsorship form.

Thank you! The students at North Buncombe High school deeply appreciate your support!


Grove Park Inn

PSNC Energy


Allstate - Church Insurance Group

Blue Mountain Pizza

Blue Ridge Benefit Solutions

Edward Jones - Bill Boughton

HomeTrust Bank

Jimmy’s Automotive Center

Mills Manufacturing

Root and Root, Attorneys

Jim Van Story


The Animal Hospital of Reems Creek

Athens Restaurant

Woody Bolinger DDS

Cole Vending

Dave and Pat Bradley

Brank Insurance Agency

Christ United Methodist Church

Curtis Wright Outfitters

D. Michael Ward, Inc.

Dry Ridge Family Medicine

Dry Ridge Inn

Walter and Almaranda Farris

Wayne and Patty Higgins

Woody and Cindy Jones

Mangum Pottery

Weaverville Eye Associates

Weaverville Lions Club

West Family Funeral Services

If you would like to sponsor the 2013 race please contact us at