Featuring the Health Solutions 8k Race

Fifth Season Races!

We celebrate 34 years of  Fourth of July Races in Cedar Rapids for 2019. Our feature event, the Health Solutions 8k Race drew racers from over 25 states last year.

Experience a festival of races with the Fifth Season!

There is an event for everyone in the family: the Health Solutions 8K Race, the 5th Season 5K Run/Walk, Kids’ Fun Runs & the Youth Mile Run.

Bring the whole family Downtown and  enjoy the race.  Don’t forget the post race party brought to you by Samuel Adams & Iowa Beverage.

Show off your 8K or 5K finisher medal & enjoy a Cedar Rapids 4th of July tradition.

Schedule of Events

4th of July Fun!

Custom Finisher’s Medals for all 8K & 5K Finishers

Customized Race Bibs with Your Name

Personalized race results print out

Photos at the Finish

Iowa Beverage drink coupons

Big Post Race party

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Fourth of July Races

Health Solutions 8K Race


An elite field of competitors, a  USATF certified course, and lots of prize money. Oh yeah, finisher’s medals to all that complete on July 4th! This is the premiere running event in Eastern Iowa.


Fifth Season 5K Run/Walk


The Fifth Season 5K  Run/Walk is a chance to get out with friends, stretch your legs, and enjoy an Iowa morning. Bring the kids and join a great group of health conscious Eastern Iowans. Strollers are welcome! Register early to get a customized race bib with your name on it. See you on the 4th!


Kids’ Fun Runs


A real medal for the kids that come out to run. Kids love the races on the 4th of July! Open to kids 12 and under, they are a great way to teach kids how to live a healthy lifestyle. Enjoy our post race refreshments  Fun families are Downtown on July 4th.


Thursday Training Runs

Get in shape before the 4th of July with our training runs. Join the crew every Thursday at 6:00 pm as a part of the NewBo District “Meet Me at the Market” event, sponsored by Iowa Beverage featuring Samuel Adams.

Become A Sponsor

An opportunity to enhance your company’s visibility and to reach a concentrated mass of your target audience. Contact the race director if you are interested in becoming a sponsor or for more details.

Samuel Adams Post Race Party

Anyone 21 and over can bring their complimentary beer coupons to the after party at Brick’s Bar and Grille – located a half block from the Finish Line! Sponsored by Iowa Beverage and Samuel Adams.

Expected Participants

Women's 8k Record

Men's 8k Record

Prize Money

We Love Volunteers!

Every year nearly 150 people jump in to help make the Fifth Season Races a great community event. Share your talents by volunteering. Many different options are available, where you can meet great people, make the race a success, and help others reach their goals.

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Not a runner? No problem. Support your favorite runners by cheering for them along the course.


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Hotel Accomodations


The DoubleTree is located just two blocks from the start/finish area.

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Have Questions?

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