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Independence Freedom Day 5k/ Down Hill Mile

1 Mile

110 Blue Devil Drive, Independence VA

Thursday, July 4th, 2024

πŸƒ Independence Freedom Day 5k/ Down Hill Mile

NEW COURSE ALERT! DUE TO THE GROWING POPULARITY OF THE CELEBRATION IN TOWN, WE'VE DECIDED TO AVOID THE UPTOWN SECTION. Join Grayson County Parks and Recreation and Blue Devil Cross country boosters for our 10th annual 5k on July 4, 2024. The 5k course is rated at medium/hard with some hills. The downhill mile is super fast! This race is a separate competitive race for all ages. The mile will be run before the 5k. The course in on a slight downhill sure to produce some fast times. Registration for the 5k or downhill mile is $25 or register for both races for $30!

  • Starting Times:
    • 7:00-7:45 Race day registration
    • 7:45 Downhill mile
    • 8:00-5k
    • 10:00- Independence Parade
  • Entries:
    • T-shirt - We have pre-ordered 100 shirts with various sizes. First come first serve.
    • Registration @
    • Downhill mile- $25
    • 5K- $25
    • Downhill/5k double- $30
  • Race Courses:
    • 5k: The race will begin in the GCHS parking lot, take a right onto Main St., left onto Grayson Ave., right onto Powerhouse Rd, stay straight and enter the trail that leads to Grayson Rec. Pool, go through pool parking lot, turn right onto county park lane, take the first right into the lower field parking area, follow cones to industrial park lane, turn right onto the sidewalk (Main Street), and return to school.
    • Downhill Mile: Starting Line - sidewalk in front of Carter National Bank on Main St., stay straight on the sidewalk to Grayson Industrial park to finish! 100 percent downhill!
  • Awards:
    • Winner plaque (male/female awards)
    • Finisher medals

Starting Line Map

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