Embrace your independence and holiday spirit this 4th of July! Grab your family and friends and hit the trail for this fun 5K. Dress to support the festivities! The Independence Day Run is held on an original USATF certified course with chip timing. Can’t run? Walk! Walkers are allowed and encouraged! Awards will start with the last “runner” in.
There will not be race day registration; all registration must be done online before the event. Race bag pick-up will be on the day of the event only. Runners will be separated into two groups of 40 and begin the run one hour apart, at either 7:30 or 8:30 am. There will be no award ceremony, however, participation medals will be included in each race bag and placement awards will be given to the winners after the race to be picked up at a location. Congregating of any kind, including spectators or vendors, will not be permitted at the park. Participants are encouraged to dress in red, white, and blue.
If runners do not feel comfortable attempting the in-person 5K, a virtual 5K will be offered. They can use any step-tracker device of their choice to submit their run/walk times, however, they will not be eligible for placement awards. The fee to participate is $25 and the race bag includes a custom t-shirt, bib, and participation medal. Virtual race bag pick-up will be on Friday, July 3 from 8 am-noon at Hopkins Park.
Results and medals will be administered after the last runner returns, or no later than 10:00 AM and will be distributed electronically.
**Guaranteed T-Shirt and Size Deadline – 11:59 pm, June 21st** While the Independence Day 5K tries to match your size shirt, there are no guarantees. Shirt/packet pickup will be provided AFTER racers finish. Please note there will be no personal item or bag check for this race. Water will be provided for runners too. We look forward to having you with us!