Throw on that red, white, and blue this 4th of July and join us for Uncle Sam’s favorite race – Four on the 4th!


Starting at 7:30AM on July 4th, we’ll run/walk 4 miles along Ward Parkway to celebrate Independence Day.

Participants receive a shirt, festive giveaways, patriotic snacks, and finisher medals as bold and charming as the American dream!

Finish Line Festival
Running or walking is fine, celebrating afterwards is the payoff! Once you finish, pick up a root beer float, check your results and have the kids play in Kids Area, complete with games and a bounce house.

We’ll also have a photo backdrop (with props) for that ideal July 4th photo, plenty of giveaways from our Sponsors (fresh juice included!) and food.


Kids Fun Run
An approximately 200 yard run, that starts after the last 4 mile runner crosses the finish line. They’ll receive a race shirt, medal and goodie bag with registration.

Our Kids Area Includes: bounce house, popsicles, water toys, coloring, hula hoops and fun photo opportunities with sidewalk chalk. Come have fun!

The race will start on the west side of Ward Parkway Center next to Off Broadway Shoes and finishes through the tunnel on the west side of State Line Rd, in the overflow lot.  Course Map


Registration and Pricing

  Through 6/4
6/5-7/2 7/3-7/4
4 Mile $32 $36 $40
4 Mile -Team of 4+
$28 $32 $36
Kids Fun Run $12 $12 $15
Virtual Race
$32 $36 $40





Participant Guide

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July 3rd, Noon to 6 PM

Garry Gribbles Running Sports
8600 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114

July 4th, Race Morning 6 AM to 7:30AM  

In front of Broadway Shoes (the start line) at Ward Parkway Mall
8600 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO

*You can pick up packets for other people as long as they know you are picking it up.


Schedule of Events
6 AM-7:25 AM: Packet pick-up and race day registration (please arrive 30min early if you’re registering)

7:30 AM: 4 Mile Run/Walk begins
7:45 AM: Post race festivities begin
8:30 AM: Awards Ceremony
8:45 AM (or after last 4 Mile finisher): Kids Fun Run


Park in the overflow lot on the west side of State Line Rd, across from Ward Parkway Mall. Parking Map





All runners are guaranteed a Four on the 4th shirt, if they register before June 14th!  If the shirt size you chose does not fit, you can exchange it after the race starts, in the packet pickup area.



Strollers Welcome
We ask that walkers with strollers start behind the runners so everyone will be safe! No runners with earbuds, motorized vehicles, roller blades, bikes or dogs will be allowed on the course as our insurance policy does not cover these.


Participants will be timed using disposable chip timing. The timing chip is attached to the back of your bib number and should be attached like this. Your time will begin when you cross the starting line, not when the race begins.

Results are posted here, as well as at   Sign up HERE to have your results texted to you immediately.


All participants will receive a finisher’s medal upon completing the race. There are special awards for:

  • Top 4 overall male & female finishers
  • Top 4 male & female finishers in these age groups: 9 & under, 10-14, 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+
  • Fastest team of 4+
  • Best dressed team of 4+

If you won an award, go to the “Awards” tent after the race.

If you are unable to pick up your award, it will be available at the RaceDay Events Office (208 W 79th St, KC, MO 64114) beginning the Monday after the race. Please email us before you stop by,


No refunds will be given for the event, but you can choose to switch to the virtual race option. Anyone switching to the virtual option should email us at

For additional information, contact