Yorktown Independence Day 8K

Sat July 3 - Mon July 5 Yorktown, VA 23692 US Directions
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8K Run/Walk

07/04 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
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8K Run/Walk Virtual

9300 George Washington Memorial Highway
Yorktown, VA US 23692
No On Site Registration!

Be sure to register online prior to arrival.  Only bib assignment will occur at the packet pickup area on site.  


Start your 4th of July weekend off by participating in the live 2021 Yorktown Independence Day 8K, or the virtual Yorktown Independence Day 8K!  

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter our usual live events we're planning a COVID compliant live 8K event with some modifications.  In order to reduce crowds and maximize social distancing, this year we will keep the starting line open for an hour and a half and allow participants to choose their own 15 minute start window (8:00 AM, 8:15 AM and 8:30 AM).  Participants will arrive at the starting area within 15 minutes of their starting window, they'll be allowed to pick up their bib number and proceed to the start line.  Numbers at the start will be limited to less than 150 runners.  Participants will proceed to run the loop course 8K run.  At the finish line, they will pick up their race packet with their T-shirt and custom finisher medal.  There will be water supplied at the finish, but not on the race course (plan accordingly).  There will be no post race party this year.  There will also be no 5K option this year since the out and back course will not work under COVID restrictions.  If you're a 5K runnner/walker and worried about the extra distance, don't be.  It's less than two miles more, and the course is very scenic.  Take your time, and you will get through it.      

If you're still not comfortable running live events, we've also got a virtual 8K run option that you may sign up for.  There is an additional fee for mailing of your race SWAG. 

Directions to Start/Finish

From the parking area at York High School, proceed past the tennis courts along a path through the tree line to the start/finish area along the Historical Tour Road in the Colonial National Park.  Bib number pickup will be under a tent near the start.  There will be signs to direct you.  

Site Layout

Course Map

RACE STARTS/COURSES – The 8K start on Historical Tour Road in the Battlefield just past the Hwy 17 overpass. The 8K loops the battlefield and finishes just beyond Surrender Field. 

8K Route

Virtual Option

Athletes may elect to run/walk a virtual 8K.  Athletes will have from Saturday, July 3 at 8:00 AM until Sunday July 4 at 7:00 PM to complete their run/walk and submit their results.  

Race Contact Info

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Available for Apple and Android devices.

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 the Yorktown Independence Day 8K.

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.
View RaceJoy How-To

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