Small Race Previews: 4th of July Races in Southern Oregon

There are a bunch of races on the 4th of July. We try to get to as many as we can, but sometimes there just isn’t enough time in the week to get them all scheduled! If you are looking for some local races on your holiday, read below!

4th of July Run (Ashland)

Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC) will present the Annual 4th of July Run on Monday, July 4, 2016. This event is a fundraiser for the Ashland and Phoenix High School cross country teams. Two routes are offered: a 10K run (6.2-mile) and the traditional 2-mile run/walk. Both races start at 7:45 a.m. and are chip-timed. The Start/Finish line is near the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd, corner of 3rd St and Gresham St. The routes are scenic and on closed roadways. A section of the 10K route is along the tree-lined Bear Creek Greenway. 

When: July 4 2016 at 745a
Where: Ashland Library
Register: Online here;$20

Eagle Point 4th of July Run (Eagle Point)

When: July 4 2016 at 8a
Where: Main Street
Register: Online here; $20

Sawdust Jubilee 5k (Riddle)

A flat and fast, out-and-back 5,000-meter road run held in conjunction with the Riddle Sawdust Jubilee. The race begins and ends at the Riddle Community Center, taking participants out and back on Yokum Road along pastoral Cow Creek. Proceeds benefit the Riddle High School track and field team.

When: July 4 2016 at 9a
Where: Riddle Community Center
Register: Online here; $20

Run 4 Freedom (Central Point)

Any proceeds from the race are donated to Crater High School in support of their Athletic Scholarships! After the run, stick around for the 4th of July Parade on Pine Street here in Central Point, followed by family fun and music at Robert Pfaff Park. The Red, White and Boom will wrap up the night at the Jackson County Expo with live music and an amazing firework show!

When: July 4 2016 at 730a
Where: 300 Block of East Pine Street (Between 3rd & 4th Street)
Register: Online here; $15

Fourth of July Celebration schedule

Sasquatch 5k Fun Run (Butte Falls)

The Sasquatch Fun Run is all about fun! The course will take you down to the Falls through the forest and then through the charming town of Butte Falls. Everyone will go home with a prize! For extra fun, Sasquatchy attire will be rewarded!

Afterwards is the Butte Falls Fourth of July Festival. A parade, karoke, live entertainment, local arts, bingo, great food, family games, and a bounce house! The Sasquatch Fun Run awards will be announced at 2pm in the park!

When: July 4 2016 at 8a
Where: Corner of Laurel Ave. and John Dyck Bypass
Register: Online here; $15

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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