American National Bank's Four on the 4th presented by Fleet Feet

Sun July 4, 2021 Roanoke, VA 24011 US Directions
We appreciate everyone’s support of Four on the 4th and the Boys & Girls Club over the years. Four on the 4th is one of the main annual fundraisers for the Boys & Girls Clubs of SWVA, and they rely on the financial support from this race to provide summer camps and after school programs for disadvantaged youth in Roanoke City, Franklin County and Montgomery County. In 2020, we had a record number of participants and were able to raise over $30,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of SWVA.
Four on the 4th has become a 4th of July tradition among friends and family in the Roanoke Valley to kick off the holidays’ festivities. We invite you to help us break our record of participants (513 4-milers), and register for Four on the 4th!
Registration Details

Four on the 4th Pricing

  • $30 through March 22, 2021
  • $35 March 23 - July 4, 2021

Four on the 4th Kids Fun Run Pricing

  • FREE without a t-shirt
  • $10 with a kids t-shirt 

*The Four on the 4th Kids Race is FREE, but registration through Runsignup is required.

Race-Day registration for Four on the 4th will be available on-site at the Wells Fargo Plaza from 7am-7:45am. Race-Day registration for the Kids Fun Run will be available on-site from 7am-8:45am. 

There are no refunds for the 2021 Four on the 4th. This includes refunds for a cancellation due to weather. Dogs and pets are not permitted to participate in either race. Strollers ARE allowed.


All 4-miler participants will get this awesome finishers medal and super soft commemorative t-shirt! The Four on the 4th medal is made from high quality dip-dyed metal. 

Packet Pick-Up

June 29 at the Fleet Feet Pub Run & Walk at Big Lick Brewing Company from 5:30-7:30pm

July 2 at Fleet Feet Roanoke, 10am-6pm

July 3 at Fleet Feet Roanoke, 10am-6pm


Four on the 4th will start at 8am on July 4th, 2021. Race day registration and packet pick-up will be held from 7am-7:45am near the Wells Fargo Plaza Downtown. The race starts at 8am sharp! There is a 90 minute course limit. 

The Kids Fun Run starts at 9am. Registration will be open until 8:45am race morning. 

PARKING IS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT DOWNTOWN ROANOKE! Since it's a holiday, most of the parking garages and spaces are FREE unless otherwise noted. Many people park at the Wells Fargo Plaza. 

The awards ceremony will start once everyone has completed the race.

2021 Race Awards


Top awards will be presented to:
Top 3 Males
Top 3 Females
Top Male Master (40+)
Top Female Master (40+)
Top Male Grand Master (50+)
Top Female Grand Master (50+)

Age group awards will be presented to Top 3 Males and Females in each age group category:
1-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and up

The Top 3 Males, Top 3 Females, Top Male Master, Top Female Master, Top Male Grand Master and Top Female Grand Master will win a pair of On shoes from Fleet Feet!


All virtual award winners will win a $250 gift card to Fleet Feet!

Best Smile Award - presented by Roanoke Valley Orthodontics
Show off your best smile on race day! Snap a pic and post it on your social media to get entered to win. Details below.

Most Creative Race Route Award - presented by Lionberger Construction
You can run or walk your Four on the 4th ANYWHERE if you're virtual - so get creative! Just make sure to stay safe. Snap a pic of your route or upload your route to your social media to get entered to win, details below.

Biggest Family Award - presented by Alcova Mortgage
The family with the most members to participate in Four on the 4th together will win! Snap a pic and post it to your social media to get entered to win - details below.

Social Butterfly Award - presented by Cox Communications
The participant with the most "likes" on their Four on the 4th race picture on Facebook or Instagram will win the Social Butterfly Award. See details below.

Most Patriotic Award - presented by Fleet Feet
Get your red, white and blue ready. The most patriotic race outfit will win this award! Snap a pic and post it to your social media to get entered to win - details below.


1. SNAP a picture of your best smile, most creative race route, your family, your patriotic outfit, or any selfie or pic from YOUR virtual Four on the 4th race!
2. POST the picture to your Facebook or Instagram. If you're private or prefer not to post - email your picture(s) to
3. TAG the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia (@bgcswva on Instagram) AND Fleet Feet Roanoke (@fleetfeetnoke on Instagram)
4. USE #fouronthe4th

Be sure to post your race pictures on your social media anytime between 12am on July 4 through 11:59pm on July 5. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, July 6! Winners must be local or able to pick up their prize at Fleet Feet Roanoke.


The 4-mile course will be a "lollipop" loop, starting and finishing at the same place on Salem Avenue. The route will take participants down Salem Avenue/Norfolk, over 5th Street Bridge, and onto Shenandoah. Participants will then make their way up Jefferson to Patton and onto Gainsboro for a loop around Lick Run Greenway before coming back to Jefferson and back in to the Finish. The route will start and finish on Salem Avenue near Market Street/Taubman Building.


This FREE event is a great way to get your kid out running and walking! The Four on the 4th Kids Fun Run will start at 9am and is approximately a half mile (out and back). The kids will run down Salem Avenue to 1 1/2 Street and back. Parents are allowed to join their kids! 

All kids will receive a #1 race bib, along with a Kids Fun Run finishers medal when they cross the finish line!

*While the Kids Fun Run is free, you can register your kids for the Fourth on the 4th Kids Fun Run with T-Shirt for $10 and they'll receive a kids race shirt at Packet Pick-up! 


This race would not be possible without the help of volunteers. Click here to become a volunteer!

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
Race Results
26 Salem Avenue SE
Roanoke, VA US 24011

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