The Tradition continues in Lake Country Minnesota. Run Up North! Run Nisswa!

2020 Nisswa Firecracker Tickets:

The perfect 5K course, whether it's your first run or you're a veteran runner! This course is flat, scenic, and safe, making it perfect for a great run or walk. The 10K is beautiful, winding through the historic wooded town of Nisswa, and includes 1 out-and-back leg, which borders all of Lower Cullen Lake.


  • chip timing option in both 5K & 10K

  • wave starts for 5K

  • Free super nice poly/cotton blend shirt

  • At least 1 Free complimentary beer per runner (21+)

  • Free crawfish boil!


10K Start Time: 8:00am (chip timed start in front)

5K Start Times:

  • wave 1: 8:03am (chip timed start in front wave 1)

  • wave 2: 8:04am

  • wave 3: 8:05am

  • wave 4: 8:06am (walkers)



$20.20 Super early bird: [sold out]

$25.20 Super early bird (chip timed): [sold out]

$30 Early Bird: Sept 3 - May 11 [OPEN]

$37 Early Bird Chip Timed: [OPEN]

$35 Regular: May 12 - June 15  

$42 Regular Chip Timed 

$38 Gettin Close!: June 16 - July 2

$45 Gettin Close! Chip Timed

$40 Day-Of Registration (no chip timing):

July 3+4 (July 4th on-site only)


*See FAQ for time limits

Kiddos don't receive a free Firecracker shirt in the Kidz Run, so we offer a Kidz Pack option! They'll each receive an authentic youth Zorbaz Nisswa Firecracker shirt, bib number, and other free gear from the locals! Participation in Kidz Run not necessary. (These sell out fast, so get them while you can!)


Only 150 available!


*This is not a registration for the run.​


Only $15 


Ok Kids, get ready to show your parents what you're made of! A historically huge and super fun part of the Nisswa Firecracker, this is roughly a 400 yard course at the finish line area.

*Children 10 and under only. Parent/guardian must be entered in 5k or 10k to participate. (Kids do not receive a t-shirt in the kidz run, but you may opt to buy a Kidz Pack above)

Start Time: 9:45am (estimate)

FREE - Register at finish line on day of event.


Kidz Run Waiver PDF Dowload: -KIDZ WAIVER-

Online Registration:

  • Closes July 3 at 6pm

On-Site Registration & Pick Up:

  • Fri, July 3: TBD

  • Sat, July 4: TBD

  • Credit Card or cash only



Check to see if you're registered for this year or reprint your tickets:



Strollers, wagons, and wheel chairs:

  • Are absolutely welcome in Wave #4 of the 5K.

  • Please note, a short portion of the courses are on maintained gravel roads, so a bit bumpy.


Dogs / Animals / Outcast Cousins:

  • Please read our FAQ about this topic.

Post Event Refreshments:

  • Beer: Show ID at table next to Packet Pickup for your 21+ wristband.

  • Bib # has your beer/crawfish ticket tear-off on it. Use this to redeem either at the finish line.

Please note: To assure yourself that you receive the t-shirt size requested, you must register by June 15. (the date we order shirts) We do order a limited amount of extra shirts, based on our expected forecast, but can not guarantee your shirt size if you register late. If you register after June 15, you will receive shirt sizes per availability at check-in, on a first-come/first-serve basis, until that size is gone. If your size is gone, you will be able to select from the sizes available until they are gone. 

Women's Shirts = Women's sizing


The Nisswa Firecracker is a benificiary to Bridges of Hope Minnesota. They are a big reason this event happens each year, so be sure to thank them! 


Bridges of Hope Minnesota



The Nisswa Firecracker Run

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