Friday, July 12, 2024

Manistee Firecracker 5K results - 2024

Thanks to all of you who came out and ran the 2024 Manistee Firecracker 5K Run/Walk and 1K Fun Run!


Men - Charles Smogoleski - 16:16

Women - Ashley Lindeman - 19:09

Masters Men - Scott Ursula - 18:27

Masters Women - Meg Ryan - 19:35

Link to Results

The race was brought to you once again by Callesen Wealth Management - we appreciate their support!

Thank you to our sponsors!
Blarney Castle Oil & Propane
High-Tech Dental
TNT Interiors
Family Fare

T-shirts from Sports Ink and Medals from Lucky Lizard Awards

Pictures courtesy of Broadbent Photography

Link to pictures

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Manistee Firecracker 5K - July 6th, 2024

Come celebrate the Manistee National Forest Festival with the annual 5K Run/Walk and 1K Fun Run this July 6th, 2024!  

A Manistee tradition for decades, the 5K run takes you through the streets and around the beach loop with beautiful views of Lake Michigan.  

The races begin with the 1K Fun Run at 8am, followed by the 5K Run/Walk at 8:15am.  All races start at Manistee Middle/High School, 525 12th Street.

Sign up now!

Register Online 

Printable Race Form

Map of 5K race course

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Manistee Jingle Bell Jog 5K Run/Walk 2023 Results

 Over 150 runners and walkers hit the streets on Saturday, Dec 2nd 2023, under sunny skies and pleasant conditions for the 16th annual Manistee Jingle Bell Jog 5K.  

First male runner overall was Shane Skelcy (16:43) and first female was Denny Capling (21:35).  The first walkers, for the 2nd straight year, were Elizabeth and Todd Christy (43:23).

The race is a fundraiser for the Manistee cross-country teams and is held yearly during the Manistee Old Victorian Christmas & Sleighbell Weekend.  

Thank you to the TAB church for once again hosting the race and thank you to all sponsors and volunteers that helped make the race a success.  

Overall finish by gender

Overall finish by age groups

Overall winner Shane Skelcy

The Manistee Run Club turned out! 

A cheerful snowman family

Several 4-legged joggers joined in


Some of our best-dressed Jingle Bell Joggers!

Manistee XC coaches Thuemmel and Anderson at the finish line

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Manistee Jingle Bell Jog 5K Run/Walk 2023

The annual Manistee Jingle Bell Jog 5K Run/Walk is back!  This year's race date is December 2nd, 2023, part of the annual Sleighbell / Old Victorian Weekend.

Once again we are at the Tab Church (77 Hancock Street).  Race time is 10am.  Entry is $20 by November 25th, and $25 on race day.  Each entrant gets a specially made knit hat.  

The overall Male and Female runners and walkers receive a plaque, with the top 3 in each runners' age group winning a medal.

Sign up online HERE

Print out a mailable entry form HERE

Course Map HERE

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Manistee Firecracker 5K / 1K Fun Run Results 2023

 The 2023 Manistee Firecracker 5K was a success!  Thanks to all runners, walkers, volunteers, and our sponsors for all of your support.

Find results HERE

Overall winners: 

5K Open - Lee Schwass  16:53   &  Ashley Lindeman  19:35

5K Masters - Jason Connell  19:15 &  Denny Capling  21:01

Thank you to Callesen Wealth Management for underwriting this year's race!

Please support our sponsors:
Blarney Castle 
High Tech Dental
Parkdale Animal Hospital
Family Fare
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Thanks to Sports Ink and Lucky Lizard Awards for the T-shirts, trophies, and medals!

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Manistee Firecracker 5K 2023 Information

The Manistee Firecracker 5K Run/Walk and 1K Fun Run returns July 1st, 2023!  

Race time is 8am for the 1K Fun Run and 8:15am for the 5K Run/Walk.

Come run, have fun, and support the Manistee Area Community Track!

Sign up now for this annual event at Michiana Timing or print out a race form HERE.

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Manistee Jingle Bell Jog 2022 Results

Over 130 runners and walkers completed the 2022 Manistee Jingle Bell Jog 5K.  This year's race started and finished at the Tab Church Manistee, across from the city's historic fire station.  Ethan Dapice (18:33) and Ashley Lindeman (19:44), both of Manistee, were the overall winners, while Elizabeth Christy (42:21) and Todd Christy (42:22) were the top walkers.  

Thanks to all the competitors and sponsors of this race!  Proceeds go to Manistee Area Public Schools cross-country programs.

Overall Results

Results by Age Group

Ashley Lindeman and Ethan Dapice were the overall winners of the run.