Ohio.com staff

The Fourth of July celebration in Stow will kick off at 7:30 a.m. with the 34th Annual Firecracker Run. The event includes both a 4-mile race for individual runners and a 3K Fun Run for families.


4-Mile race begins at 7:30. Participants will run an out and back course on the parade route. 


Awards for the 4-Mile include:



Top three males and females
Overall master male and female winner
Top three males and females in the following age categories: 14 & under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64 and 65 & over.

The 3K Fun Run, immediately following, will be for all ages, walkers and runners.


Awards for the 3K Fun Run include:



Finisher’s ribbon (all finishers)
Top male
Top female

If interested, a special pre-registration and race packet pick-up will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. July 3 at the Holy Family Lower Church Hall.


Race day registration will be from 6-7:15 a.m. July 4 at Holy Family Lower Church Hall.


Entry fees:



4-Mile: $20 pre-registration and $25 on race day.
3K Fun Run: $15 pre-registration and $20 on race day.

Families of three or more will receive a discount of $1 per runner. All entries must arrive together.


For additional information, please contact the Stow Parks and Recreation office at 330-

689-5100, email stowparade@stow.oh.us or visit www.stow.oh.us.