Run, skip, hop, gallop, lolly gag or moon walk on July 4th with your friends and family to support Palmer Lake Elementary School at the 35th Annual July 4th Fun Run. This event kicks off the 4th of July festivities in the Tri Lakes Area and supports the children of PLES. The gorgeous and fast 4-mile race begins at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4 at the Palmer Lake Sante Fe Trailhead and ends in Monument in time for the parade. Transportation is also available back to Palmer Lake following the run.  This family-friendly healthy event will bring the community together once again after the fires.  There is also a kid’s fun run with prizes.

Proceeds from this event benefit PLES PTO and will allow the school to provide fun family and community activities, field trips, library books, wish lists for teachers, and school supplies.


Registration Fees

4 Mile Run/Walk Middle School and High School Student

4 Mile - Middle and High School Student

Nov 23 - Jul 4 Current Price $25.00

Virtual Run

Run anywhere, anytime, any day and earn your shirt! The price includes the mailing fee.

Nov 23 - Jul 4 Current Price $30.00

4 Mile Run/Walk Elementary Student

4 Mile - Elementary Student

Nov 23 - Jul 4 Current Price $20.00

4 Mile Run/Walk Adult

4 Mile - Adult

Price Increase in 7 days
Nov 23 - Apr 30 Current Price $25.00
May 1 - May 31 $30.00
Jun 1 - Jun 30 $35.00
Jul 1 - Jul 4 $40.00

Race Information

OH MY GOSH it's almost race day!  We’re so excited about the Palmer Lake July 4 Fun Run! In order to prep you for the festivities, (1) LIKE us on Facebook ( we’ll give you any last minute updates, (2) share the Palmer Lake July 4 Fun Run Facebook Event so your friends and family know where to find you and (3) check out this important info below.


We've got the goods. We want to give you the goods.  Feel free to pick up for your teammates, friends, family members, and well, yourself.  We STRONGLY encourage you to pick up your packet before race day. 

July 3rd - Location and Time TBD


July 4th from 6-6:30am at the Palmer Lake Sante Fe Trailhead. 


We will have on site registration at our packet pickup location (TBD) $40 and again on race day from 6am-6:30am for $40 at the trailhead. We will be accepting registrations on a first come first serve basis on both packet pickup day and on the morning of the race, until we reach our capacity. Shirt sizes are now not guaranteed.  But tell your slow moving friends not to risk being left out at the last minute by registering today.  We STRONGLY recommend you register before race day. Palmer Lake is not known for it's strength in internet waves so we want to make sure you get squared away way ahead of time to avoid any unnecessary stress on Independence Day.  Tell your friends. 


When? July 4thRace begins at 7am sharp!

Where? Palmer Lake Sante Fe Trailhead GPS DATA:

Trailhead Coordinates Palmer Lake N39 7.3999
W104 54.635

Directions: Take I25 to County Line Road (Exit 163) and head West. Continue west for 2.5 miles and just before the railroad crossing, on the left, is the access to the parking lot and trailhead. Additional parking will be available on the North and West side of the rail road track. When walking from the parking lot to the trailhead, please cross the tracks via the road and crossing guards.


The starting line will be located at the most southern part of Palmer Lake. So, once you register and pick up your packet, head south to the starting line! If you picked up your packet early, no need to check in again, just head to the start line and run your heart out! Our first aid and water station will be at mile 2. Finish line is in Monument at 4th street and the Sante Fe Trail. 





A bus will be ready and waiting for you to take you back to Palmer Lake after the race! They will be at the North end of Lavelette Park in Monument. Buses start shuttling at 8am with the LAST SHUTTLE at 9am! Make sure you get on that bus if you don’t want to walk/run back to your car! 


New swag coming soon! 


We will have awards for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for each age category! We will start the award ceremony as soon as possible with timing company permitting! The age categories are:

10 and Under
11-15 years old
16-25 years old
26-35 years old
36-45 years ols
46-55 years old
56-65 years old
66-75 years old
76 years and older


Event Schedule

  • July 3 12:00 PM MDT - Packet Pickup Location TBD

  • July 4 07:00 AM MDT - July 4 Fun Run - 4 Mile Run/Walk

  • July 4 08:00 AM MDT - Kids Fun Run at the finish line located at 4th St. and Trailhead St.

Contact Information

Event Location

Palmer Lake, CO, United States

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