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FSRC Independence 5000

Saturday July 4th, 2020

Frederick, MD

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The Independence 5k is going Virtual this year! Get your holiday off to a rousing start by running a 5k in the safety of your own neighborhood or on your favorite trail. To make it even more fun, we've added a VIrtual1-Mile Fun Run option for the kiddies or other family members who may not be ready for a 5k.

Here's How It Works

  • Make sure that you're a member of FSRC if you want to get into the race for free (see below)

  • Register for the Virtual 5k (or the Virtual One Mile)

  • Print out your virtual bib (optional)

  • Run anytime on July 4 or July 5

  • Report your result (optional)

  • Share your photos (optional)

  • Print out your finisher certificate (optional) and celebrate your accomplishment


Free for FSRC Members

Our low-key races are free for Steeplechaser members, so YAY!

You must be a club member on July 4th in order to get free race entry. Otherwise, it's $10 for the 5k and $5 for the Fun Run.  When you register, the race fee will initially be displayed, but then will be removed as a discount as you go through the check-out process. So DON'T panic if you see the fee!

If you’re not a club member, you can join at https://runsignup.com/fsrc.  If you are renewing a membership, you can renew at https://runsignup.com/Club/SearchForRenew/668

If you think you are a paid member of the club and you can't register for free, please check the spelling of the name you used to join the club, using https://runsignup.com/Club/SearchForRenew/668. The system checks for a matching birth date, so please check your RunSignUp profile. If this still doesn't offer the ability to register for the race for free, email [email protected] for assistance.

Finally - if you currently have an individual membership and would like to upgrade to "Two-In-Household" or "Family" membership in order to get the free race entry for family members, contact our membership committee at [email protected].


The Independence 5000 will count towards the FSRC Grand Prix participation award for 2020 (four races required), but virtual races are not valid for the competitive Grand Prix rankings. Results can be uploaded for the 5k, but there will be no competitive awards for the race.

HOWEVER, the Independence 5000 has a costume/spirit awards category and we're going big with this in 2020. We can't wait to see what you come up with.

  • Best Patriotic Running Outfit - Adult, Child and Family Divisions. We might even accept a photo of your dog.

  • Best Patriotic Running Stunt (running while juggling, running while carrying a flag, etc )

  • Freestyle - Use your imagination!

Awards determined by the race director and will be mailed.

Add a photo or video to the Facebook Event or email to [email protected]


Race Distances

Price Register
5K - free for FSRC members at checkout Click to Find Out Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

1801 Monocacy Boulevard, Frederick, MD

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