Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 8:00 AM Bel Air, MD 21014 US Directions
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Ma & Pa Trail
Williams Street
Bel Air, MD US 21014

Join us for our annual 4th of July celebration - the Asics Independence Day 4 Miler presented by Independent Brewing Company! Come out in your Red, White & Blue, run the Ma & Pa Trail and end at Independent Brewing Company where the first beer is included with race registration for those 21+.

2021 Race Video
Race Details


$30 through 11/7/21 (Special Early Pricing!)
$35 11/8/21 through 12/31/21
$40 1/1/22 through 3/31/22
$45 4/1/22 through 6/26/22
$50 thereafter

Your entry fee includes an Asics technical race t-shirt, souvenir pint glass, and a complimentary beer for those 21+ at Independent Brewing Company.

There are no refunds of entry permitted for this event. Information on transfers and deferrals can be found below.

Want to run for free? With our referral program you can have your registration fee refunded!

Here is how it works:
1. Register online for the Asics Independence Day 4 Miler presented by Independent Brewing Company.
2. Receive a unique referral link via your confirmation page and email.
3. Share this link with your friends, family or post on social media.
4. After 5 registrants sign up using your unique referral link you will automatically receive a refund of your registration fee.



Saturday, July 2nd from 2PM – 6PM
Charm City Run - Bel Air
126 S Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014

Sunday, July 3rd from 6:30AM - 7:45AM
Ma & Pa Trail
323 Williams Street
Bel Air, MD US 21014



We have created a virtual race option for those who would like to participate but are not local, or do not feel comfortable attending an in-person race at this time.  Here's how the virtual race works:

  1. Register for the virtual event, and sign up for text or e-mail notifications
  2. Your race swag will be available for pickup at our Friday packet pickup or can be mailed to you at no additional cost. Virtual race materials will be mailed starting on July 5th.
  3. You'll receive a text or email (if you opt in) when the race "starts" on July 2nd.
  4. Run your race and submit your results either by text message or email (if you've opted in) or by heading to the results page here by July 4th at 11:59 PM Eastern Time). Results update in real time as people submit their times. Be sure to take a selfie and post on social media with the hashtag #charmcityrun or download your photo(s) when you report your results.
  5. Sit back and enjoy a cool drink in your fancy pint glass :)

*Virtual race performances are not eligible for the overall event awards, but we'll certainly be acknowledging the winners in our post-race communication.



The 4 mile course starts and finishes at the William Street entrance of the Ma & Pa Trail. The course is an out-and-back on the Ma & Pa Trail.

Click here for a course map.



Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers overall, as well as the top male and female masters finisher (40+).

Awards will also be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+

Please note: Awards are offered for the in-person event only. There will be no overall or age-group awards for the virtual run.


Please join us at the Independent Brewing Company (just down the street at 418 Main Street in Bel Air) after the race for our awards ceremony and a fun post race-party. Your first beer in included with your registration for runners 21+.


For more information about Charm City Run Training Groups click here.


Chesapeake Cancer Alliance (CCA) in Harford County was formed in July, 2003 when a group of friends interested in improving the quality of life for cancer patients in their own community, committed to raise funds to provide such services. Understanding that facing cancer can be one of the most significant challenges a person encounters, the CCA was determined to provide the best support services available.

Together, CCA and The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation raise funds through individual and group fundraising projects, business and corporate sponsorships, memorials and donations from the community. CCA is affiliated with The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation to provide philanthropic support for programs offered by Cancer LifeNet at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, the Upper Chesapeake Health Breast Care Center and the Kaufman Cancer Center at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH).

Volunteer Opportunities

Want to help out? We couldn't do it without our many volunteers! There are lots of opportunities to get involved at the Independence Day 4 Miler presented by Independent Brewing Company. Click here to learn more and sign up. Don't forget - volunteers are eligible for our Volunteer Incentive Program where you can earn free entries to your favorite Charm City Run races!

Refund, Deferral, Transfer, and Cancellation Policies

As we continue the return to racing in 2022, we want to be completely transparent with our policies regarding refunds, deferrals, and cancellations. If you are interested in signing up for this race please read this section carefully prior to registering. All interested participants will be shown these policies during the registration process and must agree to adhere to them in order to be admitted to the event.


Race registration fees (and the processing charge from RunSignup) are not refundable. These funds are used to pay for race premiums, permits, supplies, staffing, and other costs incurred before, during, and after the event is held. To be consistent and fair to everyone we cannot make exceptions to this policy.


We offer the option for registrants to defer their entry to the following year's event based on Charm City Run's General Deferral fee schedule:

Until June 19, 2022 (2 weeks prior to race day) - $15.00
June 20, 2022 - July 2, 2022 (within 2 weeks of race day) - $30.00. 

 Registrants may defer their entry by going into their profile on and choosing "Manage Registration" next to the race.


We offer the option for registrants to transfer their entry to another eligible participant up to July 2, 2022. After this deadline passes we are unable to allow transfers as race materials have been received and prepped for the event. Again, to be consistent and fair to everyone we cannot make exceptions to this policy. Registrants may transfer their entry to another registrant by going into their profile on and choosing "Manage Registration" next to the race.


2020 showed just how unpredictable our world can be, and the running industry was certainly no exception. We know that it's important to have as much information at your disposal when making a decision whether to sign up for a race or not, and we want you to know exactly what your options will be should the 2022 in-person race not be able to take place as originally planned. Our regular cancellation policy found here covers scenarios that could prompt the cancellation of an event including weather, local emergencies, public health emergencies, etc. If you have any questions about our cancellation policy please email us at PRIOR to registering.


Asics Independence Day 4 Miler presented by Independent Brewing Company: A Charm City Run Event

The Asics Independence Day 4 Miler presented by Independent Brewing Company is owned and operated by Charm City Run Events, a diversified event management and race timing company that manages over 125 events annually. Like most runners, we live for the spirit of race day. We love watching friends cross their first finish line together and competitive runners hitting that PR. We also love the celebration afterwards (especially if there's a free beer at the finish!). From 5Ks to Half Marathons to Triathlons, Charm City Run Events offers some of the best in racing in the Mid-Atlantic region!

With 6 retail store locations around Maryland, Charm City Run is a Running & Walking Specialty company that is committed to fitting every customer in the "right" shoe.  If you are training for your next event or just looking for something comfortable to wear day-to-day stop in and check us out! Learn more at


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Race Contact Info

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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 the Asics Independence Day 4 Miler presented by Independent Brewing Company.

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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