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Independence Day Dash

Banner for Independence Day 5K and Kids Run, Sycamore Grove Park, July 4, 2024.

Welcome to the first-ever Independence Day Dash 5K and Kids' Fun Run. A chance to break a sweat before kicking back all day with family and friends. 

Red, White, and Run 5k
8:15 am 

Price: $30  |  REGISTER

Kid's Fun Run
9:30 am

Price: FREE (+$12 if you'd like a shirt) | REGISTER

Race Details Below:

The 5K - Red, White, and Run! 

The 5k race is fun for the whole family or seasoned runners who want to leave their family in the dust.

The Course:

This beautiful course tours lower Sycamore Grove Park on a mix of paved and dirt trails, perfect for creating fireworks along your fitness journey. 

This flat-ish loop combines the Winery Loop dirt trail and returns on the paved Arroyo Del Valle Regional Trail through the middle of Sycamore Grove Park.

Independence Day Dash 5k Course Map 


The trail section can be a bit rocky, so it may not be ideal for strollers. 


We love your pups as much as you do, but we will politely ask you to leave them home for everyone's safety. We know your dog would be fine, but it is those other pups we're worried about.

Red, White, and Run 5k: 

Price: $30 


Kids Run (12 years and Under) 

The Kids Run is an untimed event all for the love of the game. It is open to runners 12 years old and younger. 

The Course:

The course will be a 400-meter race out and back along the Sycamore Trail, starting and ending in front of the Wetmore Entrance of Sycamore Grove Park.

Independence Day Dash - Kids Run (400M) course map 

Event: Kids Run (400 Meters)

Price: Free

($12 if you want to add a shirt)

REGISTER for Kids Run


Everything you need to know about race day, including parking and packet-pickup. More details will be added as they become available. 


Parking Info

Please park at Independence Park (2798 Holmes Street, Livermore) and walk to the Wetmore entrance of Sycamore Grove Park.

Aerial map showing parking at Independence Park and a short walk route to a race start at Sycamore Grove Park.


Packet Pick-Up

Option 1: Wednesday, July 3rd

4-6 pm

Sunrise Mountain Sports

2184 First St, Livermore, CA 94550

Option 2: Race Morning Beginning

7 - 7:45 am

Sycamore Grove Park

1051 Wetmore Road

Proceeds Benefit the LARPD Foundation

A portion of the proceeds will go to support the LARPD Foundation, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit that funds the Community Support Scholarship Program to provide everyone access to LARPD's Recreation Classes, Camps, Swim Lessons, Drop-In Programs, Sports Programs, and more! They also support valuable projects throughout Livermore, like communication boards at playgrounds, owl boxes at Sycamore Grove, microscopes and a snake terrarium for environmental education, support for senior programs, and more!

In 2023, the Community Support Program supported over 300 individuals and 121 swim lessons to members of the Livermore Community. 

Mission Statement

To improve the quality of life throughout the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District through advocacy, collaboration, and financial assistance, primarily focused on providing recreation opportunities for the underserved and enhancing parks and open space.


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