35th Annual Independence Day 5K | Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA

Show us your Red, White, and Blue and start your holiday off with a 5K run or walk! Join us for the 35th Annual Independence Day 5K Run/Walk on Thursday, July 4th! This race supports the Y’s Annual Giving Campaign which provides financial assistance for summer camp, child care, swim lessons, health & wellness programs, youth activities and older adult activities, keeping our doors open to all.

Running Etc. will be the Top Finishers Awards Sponsor with $1,000 in gift certificate prizes:

Overall Male & Female
1st place: $100
2nd place: $75
3rd place: $50

Masters Male & Female
1st place: $50

Walkers Male & Female
1st place: $25

Age Group Male & Female*
1st  place: $25

*12 & under, 13–19, 20–29, 30–39, 40–49, 50–59, 60–69, 70 and over

March 1–May 31: $30
June 1–July 2: $35
July 3–July 4 (Race Day): $40

Monday, July 1
Online registration closes at 8pm. See below for in-person registration dates and times.


Tuesday, July 2
In-person registration

4:00–7:00pm Packet Pickup at Running Etc. Virginia Beach location: 
Regency Hilltop, 1940 Laskin Rd., Ste. 302, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Wednesday, July 3
In-person registration

1:00–7:00pm Packet pick-up in the gym at the Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA


Thursday, July 4 (Race Day)
6:30–7:30am: Registration/Packet pick-up in the gym
7:30am: 5K Run/Walk
8:30am: ¼ Mile Tot Trot
9:30am: Awards


Thank you to our sponsors who help make this race possible. Interested in sponsoring this race? Please contact Ed Lee at (757) 456-9622.

The Independence Day Run is sponsored by GEICO, Tidewater Striders, Prevailance, Running Etc and Tzars. Please join us in thanking them for supporting the cause of community.