The Great American Race

Mon July 4, 2022 Visalia, CA 93291 US Directions
Presented by BMW of Visalia


5K Run or Run/Walk

8:00AM PDT - 11:00AM PDT

10K Run or Run/Walk

8:00AM PDT - 11:00AM PDT


3611 N Dinuba Blvd
Visalia, CA US 93291


Welcome to the 1st annual Great American Race presented by Forever Young Events. Let's kick off July 4th with a 5k, 10k, and Costume Contest! The event will take place at Riverway Sports Park and the new paved trails along the St. Johns Trail.

Who do we Support?
We have partnered with Western Regional Vietnam Wall, a local non profit tasked with building a memorial wall in Dinuba, CA. With your help we can honor our veterans for years to come!

Why The Great American Race?

  • Fun course along the newest paved trail in Visalia
  • DJ Cracker Music Experience and DJ RP
  • Live Performance by GenFM Cover Band
  • Finisher Medal
  • FREE Race Photos
  • FREE Icee Pops
  • FREE snacks and Root Beer
  • FREE Hotdogs
  • Great American Tank Top (size not guaranteed after 6/27)
  • Chip timed race with results posted after
  • Costume Contest and Largest Team Contest
Age Group Awards
Age group awards for the 5k and 10K: 19 and under,20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69,70 and above

Overall Winners
1st Place Male and Female in the 5k and 10k will receive a custom hat by Visual Ink 
Costume Contest
An award will go to the best costume

Only 500 Spots!


The Great American Race is Presented by BMW of VISALIA






July 2- Packet Pickup
BMW of Visalia
111 N Neely St
Visalia, CA 93291

July 4th Race Day
6:45-8am Packet Pickup
7:45 Costume Contest
7:50 Largest Team Contest
7:55 National Anthem
8:00 Race Begins led by American Legion Riders
8:30 Live Music Begins by GenFM Cover Band
8:45 Overall Awards
9:25 Age Group Awards

Hot Dogs and Drinks included for all participants and your family while they last

Teaser Video

Finisher Medal

Our first year we have a 3.5 inch Silver Medal with Red White and Blue! All participants will earn the GAR finisher medallion

Great American Tank

All Finishers will earn our GAR Tank top which you can wear all day to your festivities after as you kick off the 4th! Sign up by June 27th to guarantee your shirt size

Costume Contest and Largest Team Award

Create your team when you register and bring your friends! Split Shorts and Capes are welcome! All participants walking or running can compete to win. We will award the best costume on stage and the largest team. May the best costume win!

Awards sponsored by


Live Cover band!

We are excited to share the newest Cover band in the Central Valley GenFM. They will have a 4th of July playlist created just for the Great American Race! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a free performance which will begin during the Race

American Legion Riders

The Race will be led out of River Way Sports Park by the American Legion Riders, a Veterans organization.

5k and 10K Course

Who we Benefit

A Portion of Proceeds will be donated to Western Regional Vietnam Wall, the only memorial on the West Coast located in Dinuba. Our goal is to raise over $2000 to help support construction of the Memorial Wall. Over $50,000 is still needed so please make a donation if you can

Get a Refund by Referring Friends!

Refer 4 or more participants and get a refund of up to $20 off your registration! When you register you will receive a unique code that you can share and save!


Race Contact Info

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