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The North Carolina 4th of July Festival Freedom Run

Sat June 29, 2024 Southport, NC 28461 US Directions


5k Run/Walk

$35 8:00AM EDT Price increases after June 14, 2024 at 6:00pm EDT

1 mile Run/Walk

$0 7:30AM EDT Registration ends June 27, 2024 at 6:00pm EDT


Southport Waterfront
101 West Bay Street
Southport, NC US 28461


The official home of the North Carolina Fourth of July Celebration
Freedom Run/Walk 

SOUTHPORT, NC – Families looking for a unique July 4th destination need look no further than Southport, NC. The town’s annual Independence Day celebration is the official state of North Carolina’s celebration. Highlights include picnics, arts and crafts in the park, a car show, parade, fireworks, firemen’s competition, children’s games, live entertainment nightly, great food and of course lots of red, white and blue.

This year’s Freedom Run/Walk/ will be held on Saturday, June 29th. 

Join us for an unforgettable 5K experience along the picturesque waterfront of downtown Southport! The race will wind through the quaint neighborhood, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the area. Take in the majestic oak trees and feel the refreshing coastal breezes from the nearby Cape Fear River. This route promises to be one of the most scenic 5Ks in the state.

Top 3 overall male and female 
Top 3 male and female 5 year age groups starting at 14 and under to 70+ (14 and under. 15-19, 20-24, 25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70 plus)

All 13 and under kids for the one Mile will receive a small finishers medal 

To ensure your comfort and enjoyment, we'll have three water stops strategically placed along the course. And once you cross the finish line, replenish yourself with a variety of refreshing beverages and snacks.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity! Register now before the race reaches capacity. We can't wait to see you there!


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