Riverside Independence Day activities and 5K run

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By Community Editor

Courtesy Cathy Haley

The Annual CONCERT IN THE PARK will be held in Guthrie Park on Wednesday, July 3, starting at 6: 30 p.m. There will be music from the Brat Pack - playing 80's music & more - and food vendors to start the Independence Day Holiday! 

35th Annual Independence Day 5K Run. We typically have 500 runners who come from near and far to run the USATF Certified Course. All competitors have one hour to complete the course. No bikes, strollers, dogs, skate boards/blades allowed.

Prizes are given to the top 3 overall men & women as well as an award for the top man and woman in each age group. Age groups are as follows: 14 and under/ 15-19 / 20-24 / 25-29 / 30-34 / 35-39 / 40-44 / 45-49 / 50-54 / 55-59 / 60-64 / 65-69/ 70+.

The early bird fee is only $30.00 on or before June 21st. From June 22nd through race day the fee is $35.00. Race day registration is from 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. Goodie bags and Dri-Balance shirts to pre-registered runners while supplies last.

Register online with no added fees using Code 256540A. Online registration closes on Tuesday, July 2nd at 5 p.m. Online registrations received after this date and time will not be processed. You may also click on the attached document to download and bring into our office at 10 Pine Avenue where we accept checks, credit & debit cards Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SPONSORSHIP opportunities are available. Be part of this long standing Riverside tradition and have your company name printed on the back of the race shirts!

Be part of the Race Crew and receive a free t-shirt! It only takes 1 hour of your time to volunteer for this great Riverside tradition! Volunteers must be 18 years or older.

After the Race, there are activities for the entire family! Our ANNUAL PARADE takes place at 8:45 a.m. A Parade application is attached. The ANNUAL FESTIVAL begins at 10:00 a.m. There will be booths, music, food and fun for the entire family. Booths are provided by not-for-profit organizations and an application is attached.

Questions may be directed to Riverside Parks & Recreation at 708-442-7025 or email to riversidepr@riverside.il.us.

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