‘Deal Days’ to Kick-Off Folsom Firecracker Registration: 4/1-4/3

Returning to Folsom on Tuesday, July 4th

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 1st, we are launching registration for our July 4th Folsom Firecracker Race.

This event takes place on the paved paths that line the American River in Folsom, plus along adjacent city streets. Races start early, so there is plenty of time to get some exercise in before your holiday plans.

To kick off registration for this year, for three days, from April 1 to April 3, we will be offering “Deal Days” – your chance to register for the Folsom Firecracker at a discounted price.

  • Entry fees will be $33 for adults ($28 for kids) from Saturday, April 1 at 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 3
  • Entry includes a short sleeved t-shirt and a finisher medal, plus eligiblity for awards
  • Event benefits Shriners Children’s of Northern California
  • Registration will be available online here

Military Discount:Pic of 2022 medal at finish line(New for 2023) Participants who are Active Duty, Reserves, or a Veteran of the US Military (any branch) are offered a discounted entry of $20 if registered by June 9th. Military ID will be required for those registering under this category when you pick up your bib.

Distances, Age Groups, & New Special Categories:
The event offers 2 Mile, 5K, and 10K distances and age group awards three-deep in generous five-year age groups from 9 & Under to 90+. Overall awards will be presented to the top three male, female, and nonbinary participants for each race distance.

Beginning this year, we are also offering special division results and prizes in the following six divisions, available for each race distance:

–> US Military: Active Duty, Veteran, or Reserve (3 separate categories)
–> Adaptive Athlete Division (for participants with physical, developmental, or intellectual disabilities)
–> Dog Division (those participating with a leashed, well-behaved dog)
–> Baby Jogger/Stroller Division (for parents, grandparents, or caregivers who are pushing a child in a baby jogger)

NOTES:

  • (1) Dogs and strollers will not be permitted to start at the front of the starting line. All special division rankings will be done by net time (your time does not start until you cross the timing mats)
  • (2): One may enter only one special division. Entering a special division does not remove you from your age group results/eligibility.

Our Beneficiary

Picture of 2022 Shriners Children's boothThe event benefits Shriners Children’s – Northern California (located in Sacramento) and their pediatric burn prevention program.

During the registration process, you’re able to make an additional donation to Shriners Children’s of Northern California. 100% of these donations go directly to Shriners Children’s Hospital.

Donate $200 or more to Shriners & race for FREE: All donations received during the registration process in the amount of $200 or more will receive one complimentary adult race entry (discount will be applied in same transaction automatically).

We hope you’ll consider joining us on July 4th. More information on the event is available here. In the meantime, best wishes for happiness and good health!

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Maya Miramontes

Volunteer and Site Coordinator

Maya participated in her first A Change of Pace event at the age of 3 months. From there she followed her siblings in participating in a multitude of events from runs to kids’ triathlons. While growing up with parents who ran a sports marketing firm, she had no choice but to attend most events her entire youth life. Now as an adult, she has returned (by her own choice) and now serves as the volunteer and site coordinator. In addition, she has also been instrumental in the 2024 design and transitioning of our new website. We are fortunate to have her tackle one of the more critical areas that are considered the backbone of any event, volunteers. Maya resides in Davis and In her spare time she spends time as a dog trainer while simultaneously assisting other local nonprofit organizations such as the Yolo County SPCA and Cancer Champions.

Alec Miramontes

Event Oversight and Volunteer Management

Alec, a graduate of the University of Oregon, oversees course and volunteer management on event day. He also helps coordinate infrastructure set up and tear down, equipment management and assists with race timing.

Dave Miramontes

Executive Director

Dave brings an impressive 36 years of event production, marketing, advertising, and graphic design experience to the team. Dave has not only been a decorated athlete, but he also understands how good teamwork can lead to a successful outcome. Having 4 active kids has allowed him to stay involved in youth sports as well as being active within the community. As the Executive Director of A Change of Pace, he still enjoys his role as the logistics coordinator for all Foundation and outside client events. In addition, he oversees course design & safety, city & police relations, graphic design, advertising, marketing, and creative concepts. Dave resides in Davis with his wife Jen and has 4 very cool kids, all of which has worked at A Change of Pace at one point or another.

Jeannine Henderson

Treasurer, Assistant Race Director & Head Timer

Jeannine not only oversees the day-to-day operations; she handles one of the most critical elements within the organization; the registration and timing department. Aside from overseeing the computerized timing department and client/participant relations, she handles our social media and website changes and medal/award design. Her guidance and organizational skills have become a huge value to the organization as she provides much of the input on special projects such as the Tour De Fit.

Jennifer Miramontes

Board Member

Jennifer has over twenty years of experience in the marketing field, including positions as the Marketing Director for Chevys Fresh Mex restaurants and Real Mex restaurants. Jennifer also has extensive experience developing community programs geared towards children, having served on the Board of Directors for the Davis Schools Foundation as well as the Patwin PTA. Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Pepperdine University, and is also a certified personal trainer. A runner herself, Jennifer has completed numerous triathlons and over 50 marathons, including top age-group finishes in high profile events such as the Boston Marathon and the Rock N Roll Marathon. Jennifer owns FIT House in Davis and enjoys inspiring her clients to reach their fitness goals.