The City of Morgan Hill remains one of only two cities in the Bay Area that continues to have all-day events surrounding the 4th of July. Our 4th of July Celebration includes a 5k & 1mile run/walk, parade, family festival, fireworks and entertainment show, patriotic sing and other activities. In 2012, the events drew over 75,000 people and the parade itself is the largest privately organized parade in all of Northern California. All profits support Morgan Hills Independence celebration.
The course is flat and fast through parade route through downtown Morgan Hill - many of the parade spectators will be along the course and will be cheering you on! Parents may run with their children if necessary in the Kid's 1 mile but is asked to P L E A S E peel off just before the finish line. The kid's 1 mile starts at 7:45 am The 5k Walk starts at 8:00am The 5K Run starts at 8:15 am A W A R D S: 5K Run 1st-3rd Male & Female in each age group - receive a medal 1st male & 1st female of 5k- Receive a trophy & $100 2nd male & 2nd female of 5k- Recieve $50 3rd male and 2nd female of 5k- Recieve $25 Kids 1 Mile Braclets for all children 1st boy & girl in each age group - Receive a medal 1st boy & 1st girl of 1 Mile - Receive a trophy 1st male & female from 5k Run along with 1st boy & girl from Kids 1 mile ride in the parade. (Pre-registered runners prior to June 15th receive a T-Shirt Pre Registed after June 15th and day of race registers first come first serve)1st male & female from 5k Run along with 1st boy & girl from 1 mile ride in the parade. For Group registration please download forms at www.mhfreedomfest.com