Fourth of July run/walk set |

Fourth of July run/walk set

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Participants are shown at the start of a previous Gardnerville Freedom 5K Fun Run/Walk. The fifth annual event will be held on July 4, hosted by the Town of Gardnerville and Main Street Gardnerville.
Special to The R-C |

Runners and walkers will have an opportunity to show patriotism and some color on July 4 at the fifth annual Gardnerville Freedom 5K Fun Run/Walk.

Main Street Gardnerville and the Town of Gardnerville are combining to host the run/walk, which is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. from Heritage Park. Registration will be taken on the site from 7-7:45 a.m.

Participants are encouraged to dress in patriotic costumes to celebrate the Fourth of July and a chance to earn a “Best Dressed” prize.

The cost is $15 until June 23 and guarantees the participant a commemorative T-shirt. The cost is $20 on the day of the event. Veterans and active military personnel may participate for $10 and a 20 percent discount is available for groups of four or more.

The Yankee Doodle Dash obstacle course is being offered for kids 12-and-under, also starting at 8 a.m. No pre-registration is necessary and participation is free of charge.

In addition to the run/walk, other family-oriented events will be held until 10 a.m., including a pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m., hosted by the Carson Valley Lions Club at a cost of $7 pancakes, eggs, sausage and beverage).

Ted Nagel, Rolling Thunder Entertainment Company of Nevada, will serve as emcee.

Visit to register online or for more information.

The event is being sponsored in part by Western Nevada Supply and by The Record-Courier.