8 Family Friendly Fun Runs on the 4th of July
4th of July Freedom RunTucson, Arizona - July 4, 2013 1 of 9
Join the Kick Cancer for Stephen Foundation to support research and find a cure for childhood cancers by signing up for a fun 5K in Tucson. Each year the race is held at a different Tucson landmark, with this year's race being held at the Golf Links Sports Complex. The run will take place along a secluded bike path and through parks of the surrounding area. Refreshments will await you at the finish to reward your efforts.
Run for Freedom 5K and Kids RunCentral Point, Oregon - July 4, 2013 2 of 9
Meet at Jackson County Fairgrounds and begin the day of festivities with an out at back 5K through the city of Central Point. The celebration includes a parade, festival at the park and a firework display at the race finish. To put the cherry on top, this event is perfect for families, with the Central Point Kids Run featuring distances from an eighth of a mile run for young kids up to a one-mile fun run for older children, with several other distances in between depending on your child's age.
4th of July Sunshine Festival 5KSt. Simons Island, Georgia - July 4, 2013 3 of 9
Run with your friends at Mallery Park on St. Simons Island on a flat asphalt track through a quiet residential neighborhood that swings by the pier. In addition to supporting the local area high school track teams with equipment through its fundraising, this race also features a team competition, with the group with the most members receiving a special award.
Hingham Road RaceHingham, Massachussets - July 4, 2013 4 of 9
This 55th Annual 4th of July race is run on a unique 4.47 mile point-to-point course featuring fast downhill sections and only a few gradual inclines down historic Main Street. The course is certified under USA Track and Field and will be lined with an enthusiastic crowd. Race proceeds benefit 32 Summer Program Scholarships and other special programs within the Hingham Recreation Commission.
Firecracker 5KKaukauna, Wisconsin - July 4, 2013 5 of 9
The Fox Valley's premiere 5K is sure to start your 4th off with a bang, featuring a course lined with the UW Madison Marching Band, skydivers, apple pie at the finish and two full days of activities. The course runs through the winding hills of Kaukauna and promises to offer a patriotic salute to all participants.
4th of July 5K BlastLas Vegas, Nevada - July 4, 2013 6 of 9
If you're in Vegas for the 4th, try the Firecracker 5K, which promotes the event for runners and walkers. It's a great way to start your day before heading to the strip for fireworks and the other pleasantries always available in the exciting city of Las Vegas.
Hilton Head Firecracker RunHilton Head, South Carolina - July 4, 2013 7 of 9
The largest and oldest race in Beaufort County, this is a top 10 race in all of South Carolina and will feature over 1500 runners and walkers. The course is fast and flat, taking participants around the scenic Jarvis Park before approaching a more festive finish line featuring music, refreshments and prizes.
4th of July RunAshland, Oregon - July 4, 2013 8 of 9
Support local area high school cross-country teams with the Ashland Parks and Recreation Department fundraiser. The 6.2-mile course runs along scenic and closed roadways, including a section along tree-lined Bear Creek Greenway. Wall plaques will be awarded for the top three finishers in age groups.