Run for Independence

2-Mile / 5-Mile Run

Thursday, July 4, 2024
Atwater, California

Check-in: Packet pick up and race day registration begin at 5:45am and close at 7:15am near the corner of Grove/2nd St. across from the finish line archway.  The Start and the Finish will be located near the registration area at Second St./Grove Ave.

Start times: The 2-mile and 5-mile races will start at 7:30am

Place: Ralston Park in Atwater, CA

Distance: 2-Mile/5-Mile

Preregistration: Youth – Ages 18 & Under $25 through 6/29, $35 thereafter.
Adult – Ages 19 & Over $35 through 6/29, $40 thereafter.
Fees includes a custom race t-shirt and post race refreshments. No Refunds

Register by June 29th to be guaranteed your t-shirt size. LATE Registration after June 29th, T-shirts will be on a first come first served basis.

Race Day Registration: Registration will close at 7:15am. Race starts at 7:30am!

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.  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.Directions:
Click here for a map including Ralston Park at the corner of Grove Avenue and 3rd Street in Atwater, California.

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Contact: Gordon Wilkinson (209) 617-4042,