4th of July 5K

Mark your calendars South Bay!  Celebrate the 4th of July with a scenic run along the Pacific Ocean and enjoy our 24th Annual 4th of July 5K and Firecracker Dash on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 8:00am!  All participants will receive a 4th of July Run t-shirt. There will be chip timing, age division awards and cash prizes to the top three overall male and female runners in the 5k run. All kids dash finishers receive medals too!

Portions of the proceeds go to Redondo Beach Educational Foundation.


More Info

Thank you to our Sponsor:

2015 Presenting Sponsor

Sponsored by:




5K (Adults):
$35 per entry by June 5th, 2017 | $40 per entry after June 5th, 2017

5K (Student Discount for 18 years and younger):
$25 per entry

Firecracker Dash ( shorter race for kids’ ages 4-12; see distances below):
$25 per entry


Please note that kids wanting to run in the 5K and the kids’ dash, must register for each event as the events are both timed individually.  Kids will receive a bib for each event.

Race Schedule:

The 5K Run/Walk begins at 8:00am.

The Firecracker Dash for the Gold heats are separated by age groups and start approximately at the times listed below.

9:30am Ages 10-12 Distance: 1/4 Mile
9:40am Ages 8-9 Distance: 1/4 Mile
9:45am Ages 6-7 Distance: 1/4 Mile
9:50am Ages 4-5 Distance: “Dash”


AWARDS for the 5K Run:
Overall Male/Female Winners
1ST PLACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200
2ND PLACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $125
3RD PLACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75

Top 3 in each age division receive medals

Packet Pickup and Late Registration:

July 3rd: Noon to 7pm behind the Village Runner in Redondo Beach
July 4th: 6:30am on Catalina Ave. near Palos Verdes Blvd. near the Village Runner

Village Runner Address:
1811 S. Catalina Ave.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Costume Contest

We will be having a Costume Contest at the stage in the Coffee Cartel parking lot from 7:15 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. 

Please enter with your patriotic best for a chance to win the following prizes:

  • 1st Place – $100 gift certificate to the Village Runner
  • 2nd Place – $75 gift certificate to the Village Runner
  • 3rd Place – $50 gift certificate to the Village Runner

Continue the Fun at Rock & Brews, Redondo Beach

We will be having the awards ceremony for the 5K at 9:15 a.m.  The restaurant will be offering special pricing for anybody who brings in their race bib number.  There will be a raffle as well with Village Runner gift certificates and other items!

Frequently Asked Questions

Click HERE for more frequently asked questions.

2016 Results and Pics

Volunteers Needed

Can’t run, but want to help out or join in on all the festivities?  We are looking for volunteers!  Click here for more details.