Independence Day 5K

Cross the finish line at the birthplace of America, on America's birthday!

Event Details


There's a lot of gray area having to do with the Pilgrims and their voyage across the sea aboard the Mayflower; but one thing we can pretty much assume with certainty is that amongst the famine and plague, when the Mayflower finally hit the Plymouth Rock, at least one of the Pilgrims turned to another and said "Hey... I bet in 400 years there will be a road race that ends right here".  

Yes, the July 4th festivities in Plymouth, Mass. are among the largest in the country, and for good reason.  There are an estimated 100,000 people who fill the streets of America’s Hometown to participate in the road race, parade, and fireworks display.  The road race kicks the day off right before the parade and is the only road race in the world that can boast a finish line at the birthplace of America, on America's birthday. 

It's going to be hot, that's why we have put extra efforts into cooling amenities for when you cross the finish line including industrial misting fans, plenty of water and singlets for race shirts.  Planning is everything, so for those who do not wish to stay for the parade, there will be busing provided for a speedy exit from the finish line so you can make it to your guiltless BBQ, because hey, you ran a 5K this morning!

There is so much that makes this country great, so dress to impress in your red, white and blue, and come get your America on!  


Registration Fees

5K - Adult

Ages 13 & Older (Shirt Included)
Mar 31 - Jul 2 $25.00

5K - Child

Ages 12 & Under (Shirt not Included)
Mar 31 - Jul 2 $10.00

Registration Details

Pre-Registered Adult (Ages 13+): $25
Pre-Registered Child (Ages 12 & Under): $10

Race Day Registration Adult (Ages 13+): $30
Race Day Registration Child (Ages 12 & Under): $15 

Adult Registration ONLY by June 19th at midnight will be guaranteed a race shirt.


A list of sponsors will be announced soon.


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.


Our course is the same as the parade route, and will take place just before the parade steps off onto Court St.  We will be running through the city center, and down to the waterfront right next to the Plymouth Rock where it all began!  What other July 4th road race can boast such a sexy finishline?  Scheduled busing will allow runners a chance to avoid being stuck downtown if they choose to not stay for the parade.

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This is a point to point course; runners will begin in Cordage Park, and finish on the waterfront next to the Plymouth Rock.  Runners will be offered busing to and from a remote parking lot.  Parking details are listed below.  


The course is point-to-point from Hedge Road (GPS 360 Court Street) to Plymouth Rock on Water Street.  We are able to provide 3 parking options for the race:

  • OPTION 1:  Park at Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery Street, and take the shuttle to the start.  Shuttles will run from 6:30 am - 7:30 am.  The race will start at 8:00 am with no delay in the start time due to late arrivals as we have to have all runners across the finish line and the course cleaned up before the parade begins at 9:15 am.
  • OPTION 2:  Have a non-running family member or friend drop you off at Cordage Park.  If you are meeting them at the finish line, they should refer to the Park Plymouth website ( for all of the parking details and locations.
  • OPTION 3:  For those who are really ambitious, run to the start from your home as a warm up or park down in Plymouth Harbor and run to the start. 


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.


A portion of the proceeds from this race will be used as a donation towards the July 4th Committee to help them reach their goal for the fireworks display.

Bib Pickup

July 3, 2015
Marathon Sports
38 Long Pond Road
Plymouth, MA 02360 
12pm - 5pm


July 4, 2015
Cordage Park (Starting Area)
6:30 am - 7:30 am



  • Top 3 overall male and female
  • Age division awards
  • Team competition awards (must have a minimum of 4 members on a team)

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 click on "Volunteer" and fill out our volunteer form.  Volunteers must be signed up by June 20th, 2015.  After we have received your submission, we will provide you with a promo code for free race entry.

Also, make sure to "Like" our Facebook Page, as we are constantly offering opportunities for free entry - even if you have already registered!

Gift Registration

Make someone's day!  Register them for the race as a gift.  They will receive a unique promo code for free entry into the race!  


Unfortunately, we are not able to offer 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, however, we ask that you start in the back of the crowd to ensure there are no accidents. 

There will be a bag check available for runners at the starting line, and transported to the finish line.  

Event Schedule

  • Jul 4 06:30 AM EDT - Race Day Registration
  • Jul 4 08:00 AM EDT - 5K Race Begins
  • Jul 4 09:30 AM EDT - Buses Depart Union St

Contact Information

Event Location

Plymouth, MA, United States

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