Run for Independence
2-Mile / 5-Mile Run
Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Check in: Check-in and registration start at 5:45 a.m. at the strip park behind the Atwater Branch Library on 2nd St. across from Ralston Park. Races start on time--registration will end 15 minutes before the race start.
Start times: 2-mile and 5-mile races start together at 7:30 a.m.
Place: Ralston Park in Atwater, CA
Preregistration: Pay $30 for preregistration received by June 12, 2023. Preregistration for those 18 years and younger is $25.
Race Day Registration: All pay $35 for registration received after June 12, 2023 and on race day.
Course Description: Both courses begin and end near Ralston Park, running through and around the city of Atwater. The course is flat and fast from beginning to end and miles are marked. Split times will be given at the 1-mile mark in the 2-mile race, and at miles 1 and 3 in the 5-mile race.
Parking: There is plenty of parking on the streets near Ralston Park, but PAY ATTENTION TO THE NO PARKING SIGNS on 3rd Street and Grove Avenue. Understand that there is a parade along these streets shortly after the race. Atwater Police Department says you will be towed if you are parking in violation of the NO PARKING signs. Really, it is very simple to find parking, but pay attention.
Facilities: Bathrooms at start/finish. Food booths and craft displays after the race, at Ralston Park.
Click here for map including Ralston Park at the corner of Grove Avenue and 3rd Street in Atwater, California.