4 Mile Run | 4 Kilometer | Little Firecracker Kids Run

Ward Parkway
Four on the 4th

July 4th, 2024


4 Mile Run

4 Kilometer Run

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Little Firecracker Kid Run

image of the firecracker kids run at the four on the fourth kansas city

Welcome to the most exhilarating Independence Day celebration on the run โ€“ the 2024 Ward Parkway Four on the 4th!

Get ready to lace up your shoes, hit the pavement, and experience the thrill of Uncle Sam's favorite running event, brought to you by Runners Edge Racing at Ward Parkway Center in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri.

Embark on a four-mile journey along the vibrant Ward Parkway, one of Kansas City’s most iconic streets, adorned in festive hues to honor the red, white, and blue spirit of the day. This scenic route promises not just a run but an unforgettable experience through the heart of the city.


As a participant in this spectacular event, your registration comes loaded with exclusive amenities that guarantee a memorable and enjoyable day:


๐Ÿ‘• High-Quality Short Sleeve T-shirt: Deck yourself out in style with our custom-designed event shirt, showcasing your participation in the Ward Parkway Four on the 4th. Register by June 7th to ensure your spot and guarantee your size!


๐Ÿ… Finisher Medals: Cross that finish line with pride and receive a stunning finisher medal, a tangible reminder of your triumph over the four-mile course.


๐Ÿฆ Root Beer Floats: Treat yourself post-run to a refreshing and nostalgic root beer float, the perfect way to cool down and celebrate your accomplishment.


๐ŸŽ‰ Post Race Festival: Keep the festivities going at our post-race celebration! Immerse yourself in a joyous atmosphere filled with music, food, and camaraderie as we celebrate Independence Day together.


๐Ÿš— Ample Parking at Ward Parkway Center: Hassle-free parking ensures that your focus remains on the race and the festivities, not the search for a parking spot.


๐ŸŽ Pre-Race Packet Pick Up: Streamline your race day experience by picking up your race packet in advance, allowing you more time to soak in the excitement and prepare for the run ahead.


๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ Garmin Smart Pacer Teams on the Course: Elevate your running experience with Garmin Smart Pacer Teams, providing expert guidance and motivation to help you achieve your personal best.


And that’s not all! Secure your spot today, and join us for a day of fitness, fun, and patriotism. Register now to guarantee your exclusive Four on the 4th shirt and ensure a spot in the most anticipated running event of the year. We can’t wait to celebrate Independence Day with you in style!



Consider volunteering with Runner’s Edge Racing, our race does not go on without the heart and sole of our volunteers. We need start and finish line help, packet pick up logistics and execution, course marshals, and many more. If you need any community service hours, we can sign offย  in return of your gratitude and time.ย 

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