Independence Day 5K

Independence Day 5K Run & Firecracker Dash

July 4, 2024

Join us as we celebrate the 31st annual 4th of July 5K and Firecracker Dash in Redondo Beach at 8:00am sponsored by UCLA Health! All participants will receive an Independence Day run t-shirt. There will be chip timing, age division awards, and cash prizes to the top three overall male and female runners in the 5K run. All kids dash finishers receive medals too!

Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Major Sponsor

Expo Sponsors

Ways to Register:

  1. Register Online at the blue button below.
    Please note there is a small convenience fee for online registration.
  1. Print the form at the blue button below and drop off at:
    Village Runner Redondo Beach
    255 Avenida Del Norte
    Redondo Beach, CA 90277
    Please make checks payable to: Village Runner Racing

Cost

5K:
$45 per entry after 6/05/2024

Firecracker Dash (shorter race for kids’ ages 4-9):
$45 per entry after 6/05/2024

Packet Pickup and Late Registration

July 3rd: Noon to 6pm; Rock & Brews (just two blocks away from Village Runner)
6300 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance, CA 90277

July 4th (race morning): 6:30am on Catalina Ave. near Palos Verdes Blvd.

Race Schedule:

The 5K Run/Walk begins at 8:00am on July 4, 2024.

The Firecracker Dash for the Gold heats are separated by age groups and start approximately at the times listed below.

9:30am Ages 8-9, Distance: 1/4 Mile
9:40am Ages 6-7, Distance: 1/4 Mile
9:45am Ages 4-5, Distance: “Dash”

Village Runner’s Address:

255 Avenida Del Norte,
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(Near Trader Joe’s and the Redondo Beach Triangle Parking Lot)
310-375-2626

Hours: Open daily at 11am

Costume Contest

We will be having a Costume Contest at the stage in the Coffee Cartel parking lot from 7:15 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Please enter with your patriotic best for a chance to win the following prizes:

  • 1st Place – $100 gift certificate to the Village Runner
  • 2nd Place – $75 gift certificate to the Village Runner
  • 3rd Place – $50 gift certificate to the Village Runner

Post Race Party & Awards Ceremony

Make sure to walk over to Rock & Brews right after the race for the awards ceremony. Between 8:30am and 10:45am they will have a buffet, 52 draft beers on tap, and killer Bloody Marys! Celebrate your race and the chance to win cool raffle prizes.

Benefits

Celebrate and give back to our local students. The Village Runner Independence Day 5K directly benefits the Redondo Beach Educational Foundation and other local schools and running programs. A portion of YOUR registration fee from this race goes to these deserving groups each year.

Race Course

The race course starts and finishes on Catalina Ave. near Palos Verdes Blvd.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Do you own a business that would like to get in front of thousands at our popular 4th of July race? Would you like the opportunity to be included in our emails that are sent to over 20,000 people? We’d love for you to be a sponsor at the 31st Annual Village Runner 5k. Check out the opportunities listed at the button below or contact Rachel, our sponsorship coordinator, at sponsors@villagerunner.com

Race Results and Pictures:

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