The July 4th festivities in Plymouth, Mass. are among the largest in the country. There are an estimated 100,000 people who fill the streets of America’s Hometown to witness the parade and fireworks display. It is only fitting and proper that we start the day with a road race to pave the way for the parade.
Anew is the 2nd Annual Plymouth Independence Day 5K. Last years success boasted nearly 700 runners signed-up for a first year race, and this year, we are coming back in a big way. Once again, we will be offering technical singlet race shirts for runners signed up by June 16th.
There will be plenty of motivation to trudge through the heat as spectators will be in place to cheer you on. For those who do not wish to stay for the parade, there will be bussing for a speedy exit from the finish line. We have also moved the start time up a half hour, so you will have plenty of time to make it to the beach.
This year, the 4th falls on a Friday. Kickoff your Independence Day weekend by participating in a road race with a finish line at the birth place of America!
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DATE & TIME
Friday, July 4, 2014
Race day registration starts 6:00 a.m.
Race will begin at 7:30 a.m.
Race Day Registration: $30
Race includes technical singlet race shirt for participants signed up by June 16th.
Groups of 4 or more may enter our team competition. Simply create a team name and have all members enter it in the “Team Name” field during registration. The top four times for each team will be added together and the team with the best time wins! Medals awarded to the top team.
This is a point-to-point race. Runners will commence on South Spooner Street in Plymouth. The race will end by Plimoth Rock.
A portion of the proceeds from this race will benefit the firework display in Plymouth.
Option 1: Park at Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery Street, and take the shuttle to to the start. Shuttles will run from 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Option 2: Have a non-running family member or friend drop you off at South Spooner Street. If you are meeting them at the finish line, they should refer to the Park Plymouth website (parkplymouth.com) for all of the parking details and locations.
THERE IS NO RACE PARKING AT THE START, OR AT CORDAGE PARK. THESE AREAS ARE ALL BEING USED FOR STAGING FOR THE PARADE.
If you use the provided shuttle service to the start, you will also have the option of using the shuttle to return you to your car at Plymouth North High School after the race. Shuttles will be available to take you back to Plymouth North from 8:30 am – 9:30 am and will leave from Stephens Field on Union Street.
Bib pickup time and location will be announced soon.
There will be a prize for the first male and female to cross the finish line.
Age Division Awards
RUN FOR FREE!
If you have a friend or family member who would be willing to volunteer at the race, you will gain free admission to the race. Volunteers carry out simple tasks, but are necessary to the success of the race. Please contact email@example.com to sign-up. Volunteers must be signed up by June 16th, 2014.
Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds. The logistics of setting up and planning the event make it impossible. Just make sure you are good to go before signing up. If for some reason you can’t make it to race day, at least come to the bib pickup and get your race shirt if you signed up before the t-shirt deadline. We appreciate your understanding in this predicament.
Walkers and strollers are welcome.