JOIN THE 4TH OF JULY FUN RUNNING/WALKING IN A RACE THIS HOLIDAY
Like Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot races, U.S. Independence Day races are becoming more numerous and attracting more participants. Last year the number of participant finishers and races increased by 13% and 18% respectively, over the previous year. According to an industry report from RunningUSA.com the record setting growth brings this holiday in second place, behind the long November weekend celebration, as the most popular.
“The most successful events, not just races, are those which bring together family and friends to celebrate,” says the CEO of Running USA. “The Fourth of July is a perfect example of this and shows the power of putting on a race can have on communities, adding an extra layer of cohesiveness and celebration”.
Want to find an organized race near you? Check the websites of local running specialty stores. They will often list event that are nearby and several hours away as a service to organizers and customers.
Can’t find one? Use Earned Runs BIBS and design a custom race for your gathering, or schedule a solo run. It’s too late to receive them for this 4th of July, of course. But this situation is an example of why it’s best to REQUEST them every year as early as possible, for use in fun events that pop up unexpectedly. The bibs can be decorated and may serve as ‘awards’ for each participant’s effort.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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