The Family YMCA

1450 Iris St. Los Alamos, NM 87544

Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run

Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run

June 28-July 4, 2020

Virtual Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run

Free to the community

Since 1999, The Family YMCA has held our annual 4th of July Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run. For over 20 years, this event has drawn people to Los Alamos of all ages and abilities to compete against the clock. While we can't hold our traditional 5K this year due to current health concerns, in support of Healthy Living and Social Responsibility, the Y will host our first ever Virtual Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run.

Join Us! Not a runner? No problem. Run, walk, jog, or roll - it's up to you. Pick your pace and have fun!

The Virtual Fun Run is FREE to the entire community although donations can be made in support of our Annual Campaign.


Because this is a virtual race, you decide when, where, and how you complete your race. The distance does not matter although the 5K or 3.1 miles is encouraged. No need to share your time with us, your only competition is yourself!

Complete your race anytime between June 28-July 4 on your own, with your family, or with a pet.

With a whole week to complete the event, we ask that you please adhere to all CDC recommended physical distancing guidelines and avoid trails and walking paths during peak times.


Y members can register HERE, by calling the Y at 662-3100, or in person (We do encourage distance registration if possible).

Community members may register by sending an email with the subject 5K and include participant names by June 27, to our Sports Director, Sharleen Espinoza at


While we won't be handing out t-shirts this year or giving category prizes to top finishers, there will still be a chance to win.

Here's how: Take a photo of you, your family, and/or pets during your race. We encourage you to dress in your best patriotic colors and costumes. Upload your photo to your social media and tag us with #Y2020Firecracker5k.

Your photo will then be entered into a lottery drawing for a pair of Apple AirPods and the winning photo will be displayed on our website and social media pages. 

Additionally, our winner will be awarded a patriotic trophy created and donated by artist Marcos Salazar, a participant in Los Alamos' All Individuals First, a non-profit day program for adults with developmental disabilities.