Village Runner Independence Day 5K Run & Firecracker Dash

1800 South Catalina Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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Event Description


Independence Day 5K


Independence Day 5K Run & Firecracker Dash

July 4, 2024

Join us as we celebrate the 31st annual 4th of July 5K and Firecracker Dash in Redondo Beach at 8:00am sponsored by UCLA Health! All participants will receive an Independence Day 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!



Presenting Sponsor

Major Sponsor

Expo Sponsors

Ways to Register:

  1. Register Online at the blue button below.
    Please note there is a small convenience fee for online registration.
  1. Print the form at the blue button below and drop off at:
    Village Runner Redondo Beach
    255 Avenida Del Norte
    Redondo Beach, CA 90277
    Please make checks payable to: Village Runner Racing


$40 per entry by 6/05/2024
$45 per entry after 6/05/2024

Firecracker Dash (shorter race for kids’ ages 4-9):
$40 per entry by 6/05/2024
$45 per entry after 6/05/2024


Packet Pickup and Late Registration

July 3rd: Noon to 6pm; location TBD

July 4th (race morning): 6:30am on Catalina Ave. near Palos Verdes Blvd.


Race Schedule:

The 5K Run/Walk begins at 8:00am on July 4, 2024.

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

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


Village Runner’s Address:

255 Avenida Del Norte,
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(Near Trader Joe’s and the Redondo Beach Triangle Parking Lot)

Hours: Open daily at 11am


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


Celebrate and give back to our local students. The Village Runner Independence Day 5K directly benefits the Redondo Beach Educational Foundation and other local schools and running programs. A portion of YOUR registration fee from this race goes to these deserving groups each year.


Race Course

The race course starts and finishes on Catalina Ave. near Palos Verdes Blvd.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Do you own a business that would like to get in front of thousands at our popular 4th of July race? Would you like the opportunity to be included in our emails that are sent to over 20,000 people? We’d love for you to be a sponsor at the 31st Annual Village Runner 5k. Check out the opportunities listed at the button below or contact Rachel, our sponsorship coordinator, at


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