LAR's 4 on the Fourth

Sat July 4, 2020 Lake Charles, LA 70601 US Directions
The Race Has Been Changed To A Virtual Race

The unprecedented precautions taken by our state to minimize the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has required us to take a step back and seek alternatives to our race plans. As we follow the guidance of public health officials to safeguard all our supporters and volunteers, we are excited to inform you that we have decided to transition this year’s race into a VIRTUAL RACE.

During this time of social distancing, LAR's 4 on the Fourth is still hard at work, moving forward our mission. While we’re disappointed, that we can’t participate together, we can continue to support one another and move forward in these difficult times to try to bring some normalcy to our lives.

We will still hold our race, only now we’re going to hold the race in a new format. The Race is a rain or shine event each year and so we are asking you all to join us in this VIRTUAL RACE.

The virtual race format allows you to do this event wherever you want! A virtual race is a physical run you complete on your own. All registered participants have been transferred to the Virtual Run, free of charge. Thankfully, we are still allowed to exercise whenever we wish, as long as we’re obeying social distancing rules. Those rules include staying off closed paths, tracks and sports fields. For the time being, runners should consider doing their run in less populated areas like parking lots, roads or on the treadmill. This is also a fun way to get your family out of the house while you exercise social distancing.  

Step 1.  Once you have finished your run/walk - capture a screenshot of your time on an app , fitbit watch, etc. Running apps such as Map My Run, Runkeeper etc. can be found on your Google Play Store or Apple Store.
Step 2.  Fill out your Virtual Google Submission Form here to be included in the results. The deadline to submit your results and proof is July 4th at midnight.

Note: If you don't have a google email account, you can send your name, age, gender, city, state, time and proof of time & distance to Bertha Lanthier with Cajun Timing at ( as she will be compiling the results for the Virtual Race. 

You will receive an email with more details about pick-up information for your official race t-shirts and awards sometime in the next 2 weeks. Results will be posted online on July 5th.Thank you again to our amazing sponsors and participants! Your understanding and support during this crazy time has been unwavering.  We hope you and your families continue to stay well and safe.  

Here Are Your Options:

Virtual races happen all the time, and allow you to join the fun without the crowds. You simply run the distance on your own, and report your results - we’ll send you instructions.

You’re not interested in running in the Virtual Race but you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. You can still get the race packet with the t-shirt on packet pickup dates.  We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you soon.

We understand that you would like a refund because you are not able to or want to participate in the virtual race.   We will issue you a refund.

Police Jury Parking Lot
At the corner of Lakeshore Drive and Gill Street
Lake Charles, LA US 70601

LAR's  4 on the Fourth 

***Please note, due to COVID-19 this race has been converted to a virtual race.***


Saturday, July 4, 2020

Start Time:  7:00 am

Start Place: Police Jury Parking Lot @ the corner of Lakeshore Drive and Gill Street

·         Cost of race: $25 pre-registration/ $35 late registration  (65 and older run free with no t-shirt) No refunds on race fees.

·         T-shirts will be guaranteed until Monday, June 24. After that, we will try our best but cannot guarantee shirts/sizes.  

·         Information on packet pick-up will be posted closer to race date.

·         Age Group awards and assignments: 10 year age group awards will be 3 deep  for both male and female.

Description of race:  4 Miler on the Fourth is a 4 mile course that runs down beautiful Lakeshore Drive.  We will have an awesome post-race party with plenty of hot dogs, water, Gatorade, and beer.  Pops & Rockets will also be there!  If you run fast, you may be able to win yourself some free fireworks!  Come down and join us as we celebrate our nation’s independence!  

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