Plan Ahead Events is pleased to present the first ever pre-parade 5K running event in Racine, WI. We will start the run before the parade and finish in time to celebrate and watch the parade.
Racine hosts one of the largest parades in the Midwest with an estimated viewing audience of over 100,000 people. The parade features nearly 200 entries. The parade can take more than three hours to pass a spectator at any given point along its route. The Racine 4th Fest parade is the community and family-oriented celebration.
The Fourth Fest Parade in Racine, Wisconsin will begin with a 5K run starting at the intersection of Goold and Main Streets and runs south down Main Street through Downtown then turns west on 14th Street.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a very unique event with over 100,000 spectators. This is not a true 5k and is just under 3.1 miles. Because of the logistics and nature of this event, you must be able to complete a 5K in 45 minutes. Participants exceeding that time will not have their time recorded. You must arrive and begin to assemble no later than 7:30 am. (Suggested arrival and warm-up is 7am) Waivers are required at time of registration and there will be NO Registration or Packet Pick up the day of the event. Packet Pick up will ONLY be available on July 3rd at Reefpoint Marina from 5 to 8 pm. We will make special accommodations upon request, We will mail your bib number if needed. All packets not picked up will be available at the end of the race. Your actual run time will be posted within 24 hours after the event. Parking will be limited and participants will need to walk back to the beginning of the race to retrieve their vehicles. We will have drink specials available to all participants as they walk back. Water will be available at the end of the race only. Drink plenty of fluids. You will be required to where your bib number, those without this special bib will be removed from the race.All rules will be strictly enforced.