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6th Annual Marin 4th of July Races

Mayor's 1 Mile & Firecracker 4 Mile

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 1:00 PM PDT

7th and Grant, Novato  Map   Website

Event Details

It’s the fourth of July, and let’s be real, nobody gets that barbeque going until at least noon. 
So wake up, join your neighbors and strangers and choose either the four miler or the one mile race depending on your level of fitness, your inability to back down from a challenge or your desire to eat both the hamburger and the hotdog!     

Both of these courses meander through Novato’s historic Grant Street and you can pretend that the spectators lining up for the parade are really there for you!  The firecracker 4 miler runs through the heart of revitalized downtown Novato and then traverses the back side of the city over hills and dales. This really is the perfect place to begin the festivities as a parade will begin shortly after you cross the finish line. Wear Red, White and Blue, don your American Flag and engage in a little civic mindedness on the nation's birthday.

Registration Fees (all values in USD)

Event Options Past PricePast Price
Mayor's 1 Mile


Apr 16 - May 15


May 16 - Jul 02

Firecracker 4 Miler


Apr 16 - May 15


May 16 - Jul 02

Registration Closed

Event Day Schedule

Jul 04 6:30 AM - Race Day Registration Opens (1 Mile - $20, 4 Mile - $35)

Jul 04 8:00 AM - Firecracker 4 Miler Start

Jul 04 8:05 AM - Mayor 1 Mile Start

Marin Runs Referral Program

Let’s keep this one simple, shall we? For each person you refer to run the Marin Turkey Trot, the Bay Area Resolution Run, or the Marin County 4th of July Race, we’ll pay you $2. Anyone can make referrals, whether you’re running in the race or not. Simply share a personalized link through your social channels. No cold-calling required, thankfully (that only works on grandma anyway).


Family Discounts

10% off family of 2

15% off family of 3

20% off family of 4 or more

Discounts will kick in automatically when participants are registered

2012 Results

Mayor's 1 Mile                                   Firecracker 4 Mile

Course Maps

Mayor's 1 Mile                                   Firecracker 4 Mile


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Registration Area

7th and Grant Street, Novato

Event Contact Information

Name: Jason

Phone: 415-246-1390

Email: jason@marinruns.com

Website: http://www.marinruns.com/