4th of July 5K

Celebrate the 4th of July with a scenic run along the Pacific Ocean and enjoy our 27th Annual 4th of July 5K and Firecracker Dash on July 4th, 2020 at 8:00am!  All participants will receive a 4th of July 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 firecracker dash finishers receive medals too!  Portions of the proceeds go to Redondo Beach Educational Foundation.

How to Register:

  1. Register Now!
    • Register HERE
    • Online registration closes July 1, 2020 at 11:59pm
    • Please note there is a small convenience fee for online registration
  2. Register in stores with this printable form


$38 per entry per entry until June 5, 2020
$45 per entry after June 5th, 2020

Firecracker Dash ( shorter race for kids’ ages 4-9; see distances below):
$30 per entry per entry until June 5, 2020
$35 per entry after June 5th, 2020

Race Schedule:

The 5K Run/Walk begins at 8:00am.

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”

Packet Pickup and Late Registration:

***Please note the new Village Runner Redondo Beach location in the Riviera Village***

July 3rd: Noon to 7pm at the Village Runner in Redondo Beach
July 4th: 6:30am on Catalina Ave. near Palos Verdes Blvd.

Village Runner’s New Address:

1611 S. Catalina Ave. #105
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Free underground parking is available for packet pickup on July 3rd
(New location is near Sacks on the Beach and across the street from HT Grill)


The 5K awards ceremony will be held at 9:15 a.m. at Rock & Brews just a couple blocks away from the finish line. The restaurant will be offering special pricing for anybody who brings in their race bib number. There will be a raffle as well with Village Runner gift certificates and other items!

  1. AWARDS for the 5K Run:
    • Overall Male/Female Winners
      • 1ST PLACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200
      • 2ND PLACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $125
      • 3RD PLACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75
  2. Top 3 in each age division receive medals

Costume Contest

We’ll be hosting our annual Village Runner 4th of July 5K costume contest prior to the start of the race at the event stage in the Coffee Cartel parking lot from 7:15 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. 

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

With Thanks to Our Sponsors

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Celebrate and give back to our local students. The Village Runner 4th of July 5K directly benefits the Redondo Beach Educational Foundation and other local schools and running programs. A portion of YOUR registration fee from this race and our St. Patrick’s Day race goes to these deserving groups each year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click HERE for more frequently asked questions.