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Grab your best red, white and blue outfit, lace up your sneakers, and hit the road before the fireworks fly this 4th of July. Bring the whole family and join in on the fun at American National Bank's Four on the 4th presented by Fleet Feet. Enjoy a 4-mile route winding through Downtown Roanoke and surrounding neighborhood, all while benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia. There is fun for the whole family this 4th of July morning; run or walk the 4 miler, sign the kiddos up for the FREE Kids Fun Run, volunteer, or hang out at the Start/Finish and cheer on the runners and walkers!
In 2019, we had our first ever SOLD OUT race. Thank you everyone for participating, and helping us raise over $30,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of SWVA! Here's a look at 2019 by the numbers:
We can't wait for 2020! Register today to claim your spot!
Four on the 4th is a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia's after school and summer programs.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of SWVA is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia and serves over 850 youth across three counties in five site locations.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of SWVA is a youth development organization aligned with the national parent organization Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Their mission is “To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” The annual registration fee is $15/students/academic year; however, they do not turn anyone away because of the lack of payment. The Club provides a safe place for youth to go during those critical after-school hours and provide them with high yield, engaging programs. The Club's focus areas are academic success, good character and leadership and healthy lifestyles. Everyday the Club members are engaged in one hour of academic programming and homework help. The Club provides caring adult staff and volunteers to build positive relationships to mentor their Club members. The Club teaches the importance of being an active community member and 100% of the Club members participate in community service projects.
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The 2020 American National Bank's Four on the 4th takes place at 8am on July 4, 2020, near the Wells Fargo Plaza in Downtown Roanoke.
The Four on the 4th Kids Fun Run is a FREE event for kids that wills start at 9am following the 4-miler. Kids can purchase a kids race shirt for $10 when they register (choose Kids Fun Run w/ Shirt option) The course will be approximately a half mile (out-and-back on Salem Avenue). Four on the 4th is an event for the entire family!
Four on the 4th Pricing
Four on the 4th Kids Fun Run Pricing
*Registration only available online. The Four on the 4th Kids Race is FREE, but registration through Runsignup is required.
Race-Day registration for Four on the 4th will be available on-site at the Wells Fargo Plaza from 7am-7:45am. Race-Day registration for the Kids Fun Run will be available on-site from 7am-8:45am.
REFUND POLICY & RULES
There are no refunds for the 2020 Four on the 4th. This includes refunds for a cancellation due to weather. Dogs and pets are not permitted to participate in either race. Strollers ARE allowed.
The 4-mile race will be a "lollipop" loop, starting and finishing at the same place on Salem Avenue. The route will take participants down Salem Avenue/Norfolk, over 5th Street Bridge, and onto Shenandoah. Participants will then make heir way up Jefferson to Patton and onto Gainsboro for a loop around Lick Run Greenway before coming back to Jefferson and back in to the Finish. The route will start and finish on Salem Avenue near Market Street/Taubman Building. There is a 90 minute course limit.
Four on the 4th will start at 8am on July 4th, 2020. Race day registration and packet pick-up will be held from 7am-7:45am near the Wells Fargo Plaza Downtown. The race starts at 8am sharp! There is a 90 minute course limit.
The Kids Fun Run starts at 9am. Registration will be open until 8:45am race morning.
PARKING IS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT DOWNTOWN ROANOKE! Since it's a holiday, most of the parking garages and spaces are FREE unless otherwise noted. Many people park at the Wells Fargo Plaza.
Hang around after you cross the finish line to cheer on your fellow race participants! We will have refreshments and food for race participants to enjoy as they cheer on the Four on the 4th runners and walkers crossing the finish line. The awards ceremony starts at 9:15am.
The awards ceremony starts at 9:15am.
Top awards will be presented to:
Top 3 Males
Top 3 Females
First Male Master (40 and up)
First Female Master (40 and up)
First Male Grand Master (50 and up)
First Female Grand Master (50 and up)
Age group awards will be presented to Top 3 Males and Females in each age group category:
1-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and up
This FREE event is a great way to get your kid out running and walking! The Four on the 4th Kids Fun Run will start at 9am and is approximately a half mile (out and back). The kids will run down Salem Avenue to 1 1/2 Street and back. Parents are allowed to join their kids!
All kids will receive a #1 race bib, along with a Kids Fun Run finishers medal when they cross the finish line!
*While the Kids Fun Run is free, you can register your kids for the Fourth on the 4th Kids Fun Run with T-Shirt for $10 and they'll receive a kids race shirt at Packet Pick-up!
This race would not be possible without the help of volunteers. Volunteer registration is coming soon.
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