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

2023 Nisswa Firecracker Tickets:



  • Free super nice poly/cotton blend shirt

  • (at least 1) Free complimentary beer per runner

  • 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 2: 8:04am

  • wave 3: 8:05am

  • wave 4: 8:06am (walkers)


*Limited to only 2500 participants - we will sell out, so we recommend getting tickets early!*

Super Early Bird: First 250 to register

$25 Not Timed [sold out]

$32 Chip Timed [sold out]

Early Bird: Jan 1 - April 4

$30 Not Timed [sold out]

$37 Chip Timed [sold out]

Regular: April 5 - June 14

$35 Not Timed [OPEN]

$42 Chip Timed  [OPEN]

Gettin Close!

$40 Not Timed (June 15 - June 29) 

$47 Chip Timed (June 15 - June 23)

*No chip timed registration after June 23

Day-Of Registration: June 30

$45 Not Timed

*No Registration available on July 1st event day.


*See FAQ for time limits

Kiddos don't receive a free Firecracker shirt in the Free 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 48 left as of 5/18/23


*This is not a registration for the run.​


Registration & Packet Pick Up:

  • Journey Church (across from A&W)

    • 5459 Co Hwy 18, Nisswa, MN 56468

  • Friday, June 30: 12pm - 7pm

  • Saturday, July 1: 6am - 7am

  • No registration available July 1st



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



Strollers, wagons, and wheel chairs:

  • Are absolutely welcome.

  • 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: 21+ redeem at finish line with ticket on your bib number.

  • Crawfish Boil at finish line!

Please note: To assure yourself that you receive the t-shirt size requested, you must register by June 14. Extra shirts will be ordered and provided to those who register after June 14 on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last.

Women's Shirts = Women's sizing

(women's shirts run a bit small,

more of a 'fashion fit')

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

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No Registration needed for the Kidz Run.

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)

FREE - Meet at finish line on day of event after 5k/10k are finished.


Kidz Run Waiver PDF Dowload: -KIDZ WAIVER-



The Nisswa Firecracker Run

 A Lake Country Classic

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