Some of the oldest races in the U.S. occur on July 4th, community traditions linked to celebrations of Independence Day. While we have hundreds listed in our app’s directory, here’s five great events to highlight in 2023:

1. Crown City Classic: 50 years and running, this 12K and 5K in Coronado Bay in California draws rave reviews from runners.

2. ASICS Independence Day 4 Miler: This is an out an back run on the Ma & Pa Trail in Belmar, MD. After the run, enjoy a complimentary beer from Independents Brewing Company.

3. Clarence DeMar Road Race: Green Mountain Athletic Association hosts this 41st annual 5K in South Hero, VT.

4. Foot Traffic Flat Marathon: “The Flat” as it’s known locally offers a full, half and quarter marathon, along with a 5K. This takes place on the beautiful Sauvie Island northwest of Portland.

5. Peachtree Road Race: One of the most iconic road races in the U.S., Peachtree draws huge crowds to Atlanta every July 4th.