Chester Rotary's 43rd Four on the Fourth

Live Race - July 5, 2021 | Virtual Race - July 4 - 11, 2021 Chester, CT 06412 US RaceJoy Ready
Live, In-Person!

4 Mile Run/Walk

$20 Price increases after June 2, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Run/Walk Anywhere!

Virtual 4 Mile Run/Walk

$20 Price increases after June 2, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
78 Main Street
Chester, CT US 06412

The Chester Rotary 2021 Four on The Fourth Tradition Will Continue and This Year it Will Be Both Virtual and Limited In-Person! 

We want everyone to enjoy their race safely.  The 4 on the Fourth is a big deal in Chester not only for our runners but also our staff and wonderful volunteers!  We've all made adjustments this past year, and now we feel comfortable moving forward within limits designed for safety.   The in person race will be professionally timed as usual but instead of a gun start, runner's will be assigned a start time and sent off in waves, crossing mats to record their start and finish times.   See more details in our 2021 Race Guidelines.

Virtual:  Run your timed/scored race away from the crowds on our beautiful 4-mile course in Chester, CT or in your own neighborhood anywhere in the contiguous United States.  Run anytime you like from Sunday, July 4 through Sunday, July 11.  Your time is uploaded and your score ranked against other racers on our RunSignUp page. Don’t like your score.  Run again and your better time is uploaded and scored.  Want your cheerleaders.  Absolutely!  With our RaceJoy app you can share your course and progress with your peeps.  They can send you cheers and other encouragement through RaceJoy from their own homes.

Limited In-Person:  The in-person race will be held on Monday, July 5, 2021 at 9am and is limited to 500 runners.  Runners are to arrive at the St. Joseph's parking lot not sooner than 30 minutes before their assigned start time.Social distancing and other COVID-19 safety measures will be followed.  Please refer to our 2021 Race Guidelines.  Registration fee for both races will be $20. 

Registration is on-line and by mail.  Registrations by mail must be received by Chester Rotary before May 29.   No in-person race-day registration this year.  

Race packet pick-up will be drive through on Saturday, July 3rd at St. Joseph's Parish, 48 Middlesex Avenue, Chester, CT 06412 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.    


Refer a Friend Awards

Refer a Friend: Earn Your Entry Fee Back !

When you sign up for the Four on the Fourth, you’re eligible to get your entry fee refunded when you refer friends and family to sign up.

Refer 5 friends - $20 of your registration fees will be refunded.

Follow these simple steps...
1. Sign up for the race.
2. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a unique referral link in your confirmation email to share with your friends, family or post on social media.
3. Get 5 friends to sign up using your unique referral link and you will automatically receive a $20 refund on your credit card. Cha-ching!
4. Congrats, you're a Four on the Fourth All Star!


Q: Where can I find my unique referral link?
A: Your unique URL can be found in:
 - Your registration confirmation email (register today!)
 - Your RunSignUp account: To find the URL, or the status of your referrals, log in to, click on My Profile, under Runner Links section (at the bottom), My Referrals.

Q: How do I get my $20?
A: Our system will automatically put $20 back on your credit card when the 5th referral is tracked to your unique referral URL. 

Q: Can I retroactively get credit for friend's I've referred?
A: Sorry, friends must register with your link at time of their registration. Those who sign up without your link can not be added to your referral count. Be sure they know to use your link when signing up.

**Chester Four on the Fourth reserves the right to cancel this program at any time. 

Course Map
Paper Registration Form

Please print this form if you would rather mail in your registration. Must be postmarked by May 29th, 2021.

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for Chester Rotary's 43rd Four on the Fourth.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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