Friends of the Fourth 5K

Four Ladies at the Riverside 5k Run
4th Annual 5K at the Water Tower

Register for the Friends of the Fourth 5K taking place on June 26th! $10 of each registration will support Friends of the Fourth, an organization that has been a longtime supporter of Riverside’s July 3rd & 4th events. Riverside Parks & Recreation is excited to host an IDPH/CDC approved in person race. Join us at Riverside’s Historic Water Tower located at 10 Pine Avenue for the race start and finish. We will stagger groups based on expected pace. For unvaccinated individuals, face masks are required until you cross the start line, and must be worn post-race. To increase safety measures, packet pick up will be the week prior. We will have water available at the finish. We recommend carrying a water bottle with you as there will be no water station in the route. Register for our Friends of the Fourth 5k by June 1st to ensure you have your race shirt and size by packet pick up. All registrations after June 1st will get their shirt after race day to ensure proper size is ordered. Shirts will be available for pick up at the Riverside Parks & Recreation Department in early July for runners who register after June 1st. This is a USATF Certified # IL16005NM. To ensure the safety of all participants, please adhere to the following: No Dogs. No Bikes. No Skates/Blades. No Strollers. Runners have 45 min to complete the course.

Each participant will receive an exclusive Friends of the Fourth 5K race shirt. 

We’re so excited to partner with Friends of the Fourth and other great organizations to get a competitive timed race in our beautiful historic town. Registration deadline June 21st.

Please adhere to safety protocols and rules and regulations of this event.

  • Make sure you are on your own either as an individual or household when you run.
  • Follow all social distancing guidelines established by federal, state, and local governments
  • Stay hydrated and be sure to carry water.
  • Run, jog or walk at your own pace! All participants must complete their run within 45 minutes. 

Registration: $45. $10 goes towards our local Friends of the Fourth group which helps to support our community July 3rd and 4th events. 

Register here. Type 5K in the activity search bar. 

2021 race results here

 2019 race results here.  

2018 race results here
2017 race results
We would like to thank our generous sponsors who make this event possible. 

We have different sponsorship level opportunities available! If your company is interested in sponsoring this wonderful community 5K, please contact 
Riverside Parks and Recreation.