Start planning for the 4th of July holiday now.

Show your Independence Day spirit by registering for this year’s Mayor Mike’s 4th of July 5K Fun Run/Walk! The run/walk will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 4, 2014, and is free to the public.

The 5K route will start at Falls Park in front of the Overlook Café, head south on the bike trail to near Cliff Avenue and 14th Street, turn around, and end back at Falls Park. This fun wellness event will get your blood pumping and your family excited to celebrate the nation’s birthday.

Register online by Wednesday, June 25, and receive a free T-shirt. For those who preregister, T-shirt pickup will begin at 7:30 a.m. outside the Overlook Café. Register today at

The day’s events also include a parade down Phillips Avenue starting at 10 a.m., a free lunch for the first 5,000 attendees starting at 11 a.m., and live entertainment. Parade entrant registration information can be found at For more information about all of the day’s festivities, go to

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