Start your celebration off with a BANG!
Asheville Independence Day Races!
Start/Finish at the Carrier Park Velodrome.
Fun, fast and flat courses.
Bring your family & friends to join us for a fun, fast & flat run!
Choose from the 5k the Firecracker Loop fun run for kids and/or the Wicked Beer Mile for 21 and up.
Monday, July 3rd
4:00-6:00 pm ~Early Packet Pick Up/On-site Registration
~ Jus’ Running, 523 Merrimon Ave. Asheville, NC
Tuesday, July 4th
7:00- 8:00 am ~ Race Day Packet Pick Up – Carrier Park
7:30 am On-line registration for the 5k closes
8:00 am ~ 5k Race Start
8:05 am ~ Firecracker Loop starts
9:00 am ~ 5k Awards
9:30 am ~ Wicked Beer Mile starts
5k Race Pricing
Early Bird Pricing February 1st – March 31st – $40
Pricing April 1st – July 4th – $45 (registration closes at 7:30am!)
20% off for groups of 4 or more
10% off for runners 17 & under or 65 & over
Included in registration fee: race t-shirt, custom race bib, beer from Wicked Weed, professionally chip timed race.
Overall winners in the following categories will receive a Gift Certificate from Jus’ Running as well as a 2023 AVL Independence Day metal water bottle.
1st ($50), 2nd ($45) , 3rd ($40) and 1st Masters ($30), 1st Grand Masters ($30), male and female.
Age Group awards will be given out to the top 3 Female and Male runners in the following categories.
0-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and up
Wicked Beer Mile Pricing
Early Bird Pricing January 1st – March 31st – $45
Pricing April 1st – July 4th – $50 (registration closes at 9:00 am!)
Runners must be 21 and older
Register for both the 5k and the Beer Mile for a 10% discount on both.
Included in registration fee: race t-shirt, custom race bib, 4 beers from Wicked Weed (included as you run), professionally chip timed race.
Beer Mile Awards
The fastest male and female runners will receive a $50 gift certificate to Jus’ Running as well as a commemorative custom award.
Beer Mile Rules!
- All beers are 12 oz and must be finished before running the next leg.
- The race starts with runners finishing their first beer and then running a quarter of a mile.
- Runners repeat this drink – run pattern 3 more times.
- Beer must be drunk in a typical fashion, no shot gunning etc.
- Competitors who vomit BEFORE the finish line must complete one penalty lap at the end of the race.
- Participants MUST be over 21 and show ID at the event. (Bring your ID no matter how old you are so that you can run)
Firecracker Loop Pricing
The kids fun run is NOT timed.
$5 fee includes a race bib and a finisher medal
The Asheville Independence Day 5k has a NO REFUND policy.
If you’d like the option of a full refund, we offer RegShield during the registration process to protect your purchase from injury etc. Refunds are subject to RegShield policy and are not backed by Kick It Events. Please read their policies carefully.
You may transfer your registration to another runner up to 3 days before the event using the TRANSFER button on the Race Roster registration page. If you’d like to transfer after that point please email email@example.com and we can help you.