Run For Independence

Atwater, CA

The Merced Running Club and On Your Mark Events are proud to announce the Atwater Run for Independence is back again this year as an In-Person event.

Fees -
Youth - Ages 18 & Under $25 through 6/29, $35 thereafter.

Adult - Ages 19 & Over $35 through 6/29, $40 thereafter.
Fees includes a custom race t-shirt and post race refreshments. No Refunds

Register by June 29th to be guaranteed your t-shirt size. LATE Registration after June 29th, T-shirts will be on a first come first served basis. 

Awards -
2-Mile -
Overall Male/Female and Masters

Three deep in age groups 9 & Under, 10-12, 13-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80 & Over.

Overall Male/Female and Masters

Three deep in age groups 12 & Under, 13-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & Over

Walkers are welcome on the 2-Mile course. The 5-Mile is a run only.
Due to Insurance Restrictions, no strollers, skates, or bikes are allowed on the run course. 


The 2-mile and 5-mile races will start at 7:30am on Sunday, the 4th of July.  Packet pick up and race day registration begin at 5:45am and close at 7:15am near the corner of Grove/2nd St. across from the finish line archway.  NEW THIS YEAR...the Start and the Finish will be located near the registration area at Second St./Grove Ave.

The Merced Running Club (MRC) is able to award scholarships to local student/athletes. Each year, the MRC accepts applications from graduating seniors that have participated in either Cross Country, Track, or both.  If you are a returning participant in this event, we welcome you back and encourage you to bring a friend or family member and celebrate the 4th of July with hundreds of other healthy minded people. 

To ensure that the race will start on time, please arrive early (6-7am).  Packet Pick up and Race Day Registration will close at 7:15am.  Race starts at 7:30am!

On race day, we will adhere to the current CDC guidelines in place at that time.

When & Where

Jul 4, 2024


7:30 AM

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