The Fourth of July weekend is a great time for a 5K. Since July 4th is on Saturday for 2020, it looked like everyone would have an extra day on July 3rd to run a 5K.
With COVID-19 many races have been cancelled or have gone virtual.
Check to see if your local race has gone virtual or has been cancelled and what their refund policy is.
Click on the race title to go to the race web site for registration and additional race details.
Virtual 4th of July
Many races have been cancelled for 2020 and some have gone virtual.
I think the 4th of July was too close to when states started ordering people to self quarantine. Back in March and April when race directors needed to make the “go or no go” decision there was too much uncertainty.
Virtual races are still new to many runners and race directors probably worried that few runners would sign up. It was easier and less expensive to simply cancel an event.
Akron, NY | 6PM | CANCELLED?
A USAT&F certified 5K course beginning and ending at Veterans Park
Special designed commemorative short sleeve shirts for the first 250 registered participants and Goodie bag provided by Race sponsors.
Food, Beer, Refreshments, 50-50’s and Awards ceremony immediately following at Veterans Park, Corner of Buell Street & Skyline Drive. Akron NY. FREE access (with race bib).
All proceeds to projects sponsored by The Akron-Newstead Rotary and Akron Lions Club.
Pound Ridge, NY | Pound Ridge Elementary School | 9AM | CANCELLED?
Start is at the Pound Ridge Elementary School and it ends at the Pound Ridge Town Park. There will be music playing and refreshments at the finish.
The Registration will open at 7:30am with the 5K race starting at 9:00am. The kids races start after the 5K finishes.
Registration $15 Adult, $10 for the kids
Houlton, ME | Drake’s Hill on Military Street | 6PM |VIRTUAL
The third running of the Miracle Mile will go to benefit CureSearch and Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation.
In the last two years of racing we have had more than 400 people come to downtown Houlton, ME and help raise over $10,000!
Runners and walkers from all over the state toed the line to race one of the fastest miles New England has to offer.
Now the Miracle Mile can be in your neighborhood!
Montpelier, VT | 112 State Street | 6PM – CANCELLED?
As of June 20th, their web site stills says check back for details.
Vermont’s fastest mile! Kick off to Montpelier’s Independence Day Parade! A classic 1 mile race through historic Montpelier in front of thousands of spectators.
After the race enjoy the parade & fireworks!
Registration $15 adult, $5.00 kids 12 and under – races limited to 300 each.
Fourth of July 5K Races
Boxford, MA | 1 Elm Street | 8:00AM | VIRTUAL
Run the 5 Miler or run or walk the 2.5 miler or 1 miler. Truly something for the entire family. All in the comfort of your own neighborhood or favorite local route!
Registration is $25 for adults and $20 for children fall all races.
Thomaston, ME – Beechwood Street – 8:30 AM
Race Day Registration (cash only) $25, T-shirt NOT guaranteed.
This race is still an on-ground event!
Nantucket | 10 Young’s Way | 8:00AM | CANCELLED
A gently rolling course out to Monomy and Back. Race starts and finishes at Nantucket Health Club.
Registration is $25, Race Day Registration is not listed.
They expect 1,000 runners and walkers so I wouldn’t wait to register.
Pittsfield, MA | Wahconah Park | 9:30AM | CANCELLED
There is no race day registration and it appears that the only option is to down load a form and mail it in. Better get a move on if you want to run this race. Check their web site for additional details.
Winthrop, ME | 117 Bowdoin St. | 8AM | VIRTUAL RACE
Previously, after a loop through downtown Winthrop, most of the course followed the beautiful eastern shore of Maranacook Lake.
A family-friendly tradition that you can run at home this year, all proceeds go towards the conservation of the Cobbossee Watershed.
Glen Rock, NJ | Veterans Park | 9AM | CANCELLED
Race Day Registration $25 for each race
A 5k run and 2k Junior Run through the beautiful streets of Glen Rock. Athletes will enjoy running the 4th of July Parade route prior to the start of the parade and then get to stick around to enjoy the parade itself.
Proceeds go to benefit G.R.A.C.E. An organization set up after 911 to provide assistance to family members of those who died in the terrorist attacks. Today, G.R.A.C.E. continues its hard work by maintaining the 911 Memorial in town, and providing scholarship funds to High School Seniors in memory of Glen Rock’s eleven victims.
I hope you have a safe and fun Fourth of July weekend with friends and family. Check out one of the Third or Fourth of July 5K races!