Ann Arbor Firecracker 5K Continues Tradition with New Title Sponsor

May 24, 2021

Ann Arbor, MI – Epic Races is thrilled to announce their partnership with Kapnick Insurance Group for their annual 4th of July event, The Ann Arbor Firecracker 5K . The event will be held July 4, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.  In order to promote social distancing, the start line will move from 4th and Liberty Streets, just 3 miles down the road to Briarwood Mall.

In honor of Kapnick’s 75th anniversary, they have added a new category—the 7.5K. Kapnick aims to raise funds for a local charity through this celebratory run, a gesture of thanks to the community for trusting Kapnick to be their insurance adviser for the past 75 years. For every participant who signs up for the new 7.5K length, Kapnick will donate $7.50 to Ozone House, the only agency in Washtenaw that provides free, confidential, and voluntary shelter and support services to homeless youth.

Event organizer, Eva Solomon, is looking forward to a return to racing. “This event has been an Ann Arbor tradition since 1998. Last year, we held the event virtually which was great, but there is nothing like the feeling of crossing a finish line with all of the cheers and celebration. I am grateful to Kapnick for their generosity and focus on community to help make it all possible again.”

“We always like to put our own spin on running events,” says Solomon. “We like to provide a total experience, not just another race.  For this reason, the Kapnick Firecracker 5K includes the Ray’s Red Hots Hot Dog Eating Contest.  Participants in this division attempt to eat 4 hot dogs in 76 seconds before embarking on their 5K run. In three years, nobody has eaten all 4.”

The event also boasts a flag carrying division, 1-mile fun run, 200-meter kids’ dash, and a special zone to cheer on participants: The Kapnick Corridor.

Registration is currently open at epicraces.com/events/ann-arbor-firecracker-5k. Participants should register soon for lowest possible pricing


About Epic Races:
Founded in 2008, Epic Races is Southeastern Michigan’s premier organizer of multi-sport and endurance events. Epic’s mission is to provide professionally-managed, safe, and eco-friendly events that welcome athletes of all ages and abilities and make each participant feel like a champion. For more information visit http://epicraces.com/ or call 734-585-7101.

About Kapnick:
Founded in 1946, Kapnick Insurance is an independent professional advisory firm withMichigan roots and a global reach. Our 170+ employees provide expert guidance pertaining to business insurance, risk solutions, employee benefits, worksite well-being, and personal insurance to a vast and diverse base of clients worldwide. For over 75 years companies have looked to Kapnick as a trusted advisor, providing solutions that protect their operations and employees. We innovate. We partner. We lead clients in new directions that minimize risk and reduce cost.