Five on the 4th Run/Walk
Five on the 4th is a family-friendly event benefiting the YMCA of Greater Dallas. There is a distance for everyone to enjoy, from a 5-mile run to a 5K run, to a two-mile walk and multiple races for kids of all ages, with patriotic DJ music throughout the courses. There will also be face painting, balloon artists, watermelon-eating contests, and more.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Funds raised support the YMCA’s Safety Around Water program, which provides basic, life-saving swimming skills to children in under-resourced apartment communities around Metropolitan Dallas. The Y is committed to helping provide water safety skills to help reduce childhood drownings in North Texas.
Participants receive timed entry into the 5K or 5-mile, or non-timed entry into the 2-mile walk or kid’s race. Participants also receive a choice of a tank top or short-sleeved shirt, a finisher medallion, family-friendly activities, and admission to the after-party featuring music, food and more (including a complimentary 26.2 Brew for adults 21 and up).
Dogs can participate for free in the 2-mile walk with their owners, and receive a commemorative bandana and their very own racing bib. Dogs can also enjoy complimentary cooling stations.