Saturday July 3rd, 2021 8:00 AM Bel Air, MD 21014 US Directions
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The Independence Day 4 Miler is now sold out as we have reached our event capacity.
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Place
Ma & Pa Trail
Williams Street
Bel Air, MD US 21014
Description

The Independence Day 4 Miler is now sold out as we have reached our event capacity.


We have received approval and the permit for the Asics Independence Day 4 Miler presented by Independent Brewing Company as an in-person event!

Join us for the fifth annual 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. COVID-19 protocols will be in place, and the in-person event is subject to any restrictions currently in place by state and local authorities. Hope to see you there!

2021 Race Video
Race Information


ENTRY FEES

$30 through 12/31/20
$35 through 3/31/21
$40 through 5/31/21
$45 through 7/2/21
$50 thereafter

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

There are no refunds of entry permitted for this event.

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.

PACKET PICK-UP

Pre-Race Packet Pick-up:
Friday, July 2nd from 2PM – 6PM
Charm City Run Bel Air
126 S Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014

Race Day Packet Pick-up:
Saturday, July 3rd from 6:30AM - 7:45AM
Ma & Pa Trail
Williams Street
Bel Air, MD US 21014

VIRTUAL OPTION

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
  3. You'll receive a text or email (if you opt in) when the race "starts" on July 3rd.
  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.

COURSE

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

Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers overall, the top male and female masters finisher (40+) and the top male and female in the following age groups:

14 and under
15-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
70 and over

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


POST-RACE FESTIVITIES

Please join us at the Independent Brewing Company after the race for our awards ceremony and a fun post race party. Your first beer in included with your registration. 


BENEFICIARY: CHESAPEAKE CANCER ALLIANCE

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).

COVID-19 "Health Security Plan"

COVID-19 Health Security Plan: Creating a safe experience at the 2021 Asics Independence Day 4 Miler presented by Independent Brewing Company is our top priority! 

Safety of participants, volunteers, sponsors and staff is of utmost importance to Charm City Run. We are committed to following all local, state, national and CDC guidelines at the 2021 Asics Independence Day 4 Miler presented by Independent Brewing Company. Charm City Run was fortunate enough to safely hold this event in 2020 and, thus, has developed efficient and effective race day COVID-19 protocols and procedures. While guidelines and health metrics continue to evolve, we are prepared with procedures that may include, but are not limited to: caps on participation consistent with outdoor gathering guidelines; contactless packet pickup; mandatory mask wearing for participants, volunteers and staff at all times (with the exception of when actively participating in the race); minimal spectators; social distancing and small group wave starts for participants; sanitizer stations throughout the event space; elimination of bag check and shirt exchanges; sealed grab-and-go water bottles at water stops; individually wrapped post-race snacks. 

As the event draws closer, expect clear and continuous communication via email and website updates on the strategies we’ll use to keep everyone safe. Any questions? Please contact us at events@charmcityrun.com

For more information on COVID-19, please visit The CDC Website.

 

Refund, Deferral, Transfer, and Cancellation Policies

As we slowly return to racing in 2021, 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.

Refunds

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.

Deferrals

We offer the option for registrants to defer their entry to the following year's event up to two weeks prior to the race (June 19, 2021). After this deadline passes we are unable to allow deferrals 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 defer their entry by going into their profile on runsignup.com and choosing "Manage Registration" next to the race.

Transfers

We offer the option for registrants to transfer their entry to another eligible participant up to two weeks prior to the race (June 19, 2021). 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 runsignup.com and choosing "Manage Registration" next to the race.

Cancellation Due to COVID-19

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 2021 in-person race not be able to take place as originally planned. If we are forced to cancel the in-person race due to COVID-19 all registrants will be able to choose from the following options:

  1. Transfer your entry into the virtual event and participate from wherever you are (you will receive the race "swag" described above)
  2. Defer your entry to the 2022 event (you will not receive the 2021 race swag, but will be prompted to claim your entry and register for the 2022 event when registration opens)

Please note that our regular cancellation policy found here applies to other scenarios that could prompt the cancellation of an event including weather, local emergencies, etc. If you have any questions about our cancellation policy please email us at events@charmcityrun.com PRIOR to registering.

Sponsors
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 charmcityrun.com.

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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.

Send-a-Cheer

  • 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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