July 4th Race: What’s 🆕 & May 10 Fee Cut-Off

5 Race Updates for the Folsom Firecracker Run

Some useful information about your favorite July 4th tradition: 

1. "Early Bird" Entry ends this Friday, May 10 at 11:59 pm

Lock in your family’s holiday plans now instead of later, and you’ll save some dough for the grill.  Registration cost is determined by the distance you enter and your entry type. Entry fees through this Friday, May 10 are:

  • 5K: Adult: $38, Youth: $33, Active Duty Military or Veteran: $20
  • 10K: Adult: $43, Youth: $38, Active Duty Military or Veteran: $20
  • 2 Mile: Adult: $33, Youth: $28, Active Duty Military or Veteran: $20
  • Kids Fun Run: $15 ($20 with t-shirt)


All 2M/5K/10K entries include timing, age group award eligibility, a short-sleeve ring-spun cotton t-shirt, and finisher medal. Opt-out of the t-shirt to save $5. 

2. NEW! Kids Fun Run for Ages 10 and Under​

This year we are introducing a Kids Fun Run which will take place at 9:00 a.m. The course is a quarter-mile and all kids will receive a medal when they cross the finish line, plus we will have post-race sno-cones. Cost is $15 ($20 with t-shirt). 

3. Special Divisions for 2024:

You can enter one of our optional 5K or 10K special divisions at no extra charge. Prizes are awarded to the top three finishers per gender in each below division:

  • Law Enforcement & First Responders
  • Folsom Resident
  • US Military – Active Duty/Reserves
  • US Military – Veteran
  • Strollers
  • Adaptive Athlete 

4. 5K Training Program with Fleet Feet Folsom

You can enter one of our optional 5K or 10K special divisions at no extra charge. Prizes are awarded to the top three finishers per gender in each below division:

  • Law Enforcement & First Responders
  • Folsom Resident
  • US Military – Active Duty/Reserves
  • US Military – Veteran
  • Strollers
  • Adaptive Athlete 

5. Volunteer Race Voucher Program is Back!

Our popular volunteer / race voucher program continues at this year’s Folsom Firecracker. Volunteers in the below positions will earn a race voucher, a.k.a. a free race entry, which can be used for this event (if helping with Packet Pick Up or Race Morning Registration), OR for any distance at one of the following A Change of Pace events in 2024: Davis Moonlight Race (7/13), Davis Labor Day Race (9/2), or Davis Turkey Trot (11/23). Vouchers are transferable, so you may gift yours to a family member if you desire. 

This voucher program is very popular and some of these positions will be full by the end of this month, so if you want to participate in this program, we encourage you to sign up now.

  • Volunteer Positions: 
    • Packet Pick Up on June 30 at Fleet Feet Folsom
    • Race Morning Registration 
    • Race Day Course Marshal 
    • Race Day Post-Race Expo (hand out medals, awards, refreshments)
    • Race Day Water Station on Course

Upcoming Events

Permits and Insurance Procurement

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Concepts, Features, Incentives, and Awards

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Course Design and Measurement

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Event Equipment Rental

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Race Day Logistics

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Marketing

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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.