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Come join the celebration on July 4th! This is a family friendly event so you are welcome to bring your strollers and your dogs. This fun run/walk is a great way to kick off your 4th of July holiday. After the post-race party, be sure to stick around to enjoy the HRCA Independence Day Celebration.

As part of the "Kettlebell Cash" Series, we will be hiding a red, white and blue kettlebell out on course worth $100 CASH to whoever finds it and brings it back to the finish!


Registration fees

5K Run/Walk (Military Rate) Closed

Must bring proof of military service to packet pick up.

  1. $25.00
    Jan 1 - Jul 1

5K Run/Walk Closed

Registration closed
  • Save 10% when you register 4 or more people! Kids 5 and under can run/walk with parent for free but do not get timing chip or shirt.

    1. $35.00
      Jan 1 – Jun 17
    2. $45.00
      Jun 18 – Jul 1

Race Amenities

All participants will receive:

  • Race t-shirt
  • Commemorative pint glass
  • Custom race bib
  • Goody bag
  • FREE pancake breakfast from Flippin' Flap Jacks
  • One FREE beer from Grist Brewing Company (over 21 years old only)
  • Post-race party

Course Description

Light a firecracker under those sneakers and get ready for this fun and fast course that has a total ascent of 152 ft and has a maximum elevation of 5,698 ft. NEW COURSE FOR 2015 - The course has been slightly changed from the 2014 course. Starting and finishing on Dorchester Street, the course will take you through commercial areas of Highlands Ranch, along the West Fork Trail, and back to Town Center South. 



Additional Course Details

    • There will be one aid station available on the West Fork Trail (approx. 1.5 miles) that will offer both water and gatorade.
    • Course will be well marked with mile markers at every mile.
    • This race course is family & pet friendly! Please feel free to push your child in a stroller or run with your furry friend. Out of courtesy and safety for fellow runners, please start in the back. 

Directions & Parking


Race will start and finish at Town Center South located at 9352 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129. Please be advised that Highlands Ranch Pkwy will be closed from Broadway to Lucent Blvd due to the Parade and 4th of July Celebration in Town Center. 


Parking will be available at the Home Depot (please enter and exit off of Lucent due to Parade road closures on Highlands Ranch Pkwy) and Safeway (please enter on Broadway). Allow extra time for parking due to road closures for the 4th of July Parade. 

Packet Pickup

Early Packet Pickup

Date: Friday, July 3, 2014

Time: 12p - 7p

Location: Eastridge Recreation Center - 9568 S. University Blvd, Highlands Ranch

If you've missed online registration, registration for the race will be available for $55 ($25 military active or retired - must bring proof of service) at packet pickup. Cash or credit card will be accepted. 

Race Day Packet Pickup

You will be able to pick up your timing bib and race shirt beginning at 6:30 a.m. on race morning. 

Race Day Registration

You may register for this event the day of the race for $55 ($25 military active or retired - must bring proof of service). We accept cash or credit card only. Registration will be available from 6:30 - 7:45 a.m. race morning. Shirt and pint glass quantities are limited so please register in advance to guarantee receiving a shirt and pint glass race morning.


Awards & Results

Overall Male and Female winners will receive handmade award.
Handmade Chirstmas ornaments for top three Male and Female winners in the following age groups: 12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Up. 


Race results provided by Colorado Race Timing and will be posted at the event as well as on the Highlands Ranch Race Series website within 24 hours of the event. 

Click HERE for race results!

Additional Race Details

  • Race fees do not include additional online processing fees and are non-refundable.
  • In order to guarantee choice of shirt size and take advantage of early registration pricing, please register by June 17th. Shirt quantities are limited and choice of sizes are not guaranteed to those who do not register early.
  • We race no matter what the weather brings!
  • Pre-race email will be sent out Thursday, July 2 with race details. Be sure to check your spam folder!

Thank you Sponsors!




Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

Team Red, White & Blue is rooted in the belief that the best way to support veterans is by spending time with them, listening to them, and supporting them in personal and meaningful ways. Ultimately, the aim of Team RWB's community-building program is to bring veterans together with civilian citizens in a way that enables them to establish authentic friendships. 

For more information on the local Denver chapter of Team RWB, visit their Facebook page. To join the team or learn more about Team RWB, visit

Look for local members of Team RWB proudly running with the American flag at the Independence Day 5K!

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Event Schedule

  • July 4 6:30 AM MDT - Packet Pickup & Race Registration

  • July 4 8:00 AM MDT - Race Start

  • July 4 8:30 AM MDT - Post Race Party

Contact Information

Event Location

9352 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

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