Get Patriotic at a Fourth of July Race

Every year on July Fourth, Americans across the country don their brightest red, white and blue, throw their favorite meat on the grill and find the nearest fireworks show to sit under. While the holiday is steeped in traditions, we think one more activity should be added to the agenda: a Fourth of July race.

These 11 races feature fireworks of their own—some literally—as they commemorate this great nation and the active people who live here.

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Erica Schuckies

Erica Schuckies is a writer for Active.com. After graduating from Colorado State University, she spent time working in the rodeo industry, followed by three years with Berkshire Hathaway's Business Wire. Erica enjoys fitness, running, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Follow Erica on on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.

Erica Schuckies is a writer for Active.com. After graduating from Colorado State University, she spent time working in the rodeo industry, followed by three years with Berkshire Hathaway's Business Wire. Erica enjoys fitness, running, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Follow Erica on on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.

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