Event Overview

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Starting Time/Place:

All events start at 8:30 am SHARP on July 4th.

The Start is in downtown Mount Shasta at the corner of Castle Street and N. Mt. Shasta Blvd.


Online Registration (Best Deal):

Before June 30th

Cost: $25 per person; or a family rate (4 or more people) at $20 per person

Where: Online Registration

Late Registration:

July 2nd & 3rd from 10 am to 4 pm

Cost: $30 per person; or a family rate (4 or more people) at $25 per person

Where: Mount Shasta Community Building at 629 Alder Street, Mount Shasta, CA 96067

July 4th / Race Day Registration:

When: July 4th, 6:30-8:00 am

Cost: $35 per person; or a family rate (4 or more people) at $30 per person

Where: Downtown at Parker Plaza (near the starting line)

Due to expected crowds, please avoid race day registration if possible.

Refund Policy:

Entry fees are non-refundable. However, if you have registered but are unable to participate please contact us and we will mail your t-shirt(s).

Registration Protection – We offer optional registration insurance through RegShield. This option will appear on the second page of your registration. RegShield will refund your entry fee in the event of family emergencies, job conflicts, etc. Cost is $3.99 for individual entries or 6.5% of the total entry cost for groups registering under the family discount.

Packet Pickup:

July 2nd & 3rd

Pre-registered entrants can pick up t-shirts and race bibs at the Mount Shasta Community Building at 629 Alder Street in Mount Shasta on July 2nd & 3rd from 10 am to 4 pm.

July 4th / Race Day

T-shirts and race bibs can also be picked up on the morning of July 4th one block north of the starting line from 6:30-8:00 am. Due to expected crowds, please avoid race day packet pickup if possible.

Entry Fee Includes:

All entrants will receive an original Mount Shasta 4th of July t-shirt and will be eligible for a variety of wonderful prizes worth over $5,000 donated by local merchants. All registered participants will automatically be entered into the drawing with the chance to win the grand prize. All finishers in the 2-mile youth race and 5-mile race will receive finisher medals. All entrants are invited to sample tasty treats from local restaurants & stores offering some of their favorite nibbles. Participants will be entertained dozens of talented performers along the walk route.

Prize Drawings:

Prize drawings will take place immediately after the event, during the awards ceremony. You must be present to win!

Safety Notes:

Our insurance carrier does not allow wheeled devices of any kind in either race (except wheelchairs). In-line skates, skate boards, bicycles, headsets, and all animals are not permitted in any event (except seeing eye dogs). Baby strollers are permitted in the Fun Walk only.


In California it is illegal to leave a pet unattended in a vehicle when conditions are too hot. Assembly Bill 797 allows concerned citizens to rescue pets from hot cars. City ordinance prohibits dogs downtown during events.

Race Day Schedule:

July 4 – 6:30am – Packet pickup and race day registration opens

July 4 – 6:30am – St. Anthony's Pancake Breakfast

July 4 – 8:00am – Race day registration closes

July 4 – 8:30am – All Races Start

July 4 – 10:00am – Awards ceremony and prize drawings

Post-Race Events:

July 4 – 10:00am – Artisan Market and Street Fair – downtown Mount Shasta

July 4 – Noon – 4th of July Parade on Mount Shasta Blvd.

July 4 – 9:45pm – Fireworks at Lake Siskiyou

other Festivities

For more information on festivities and planning your trip:

Important Travel Information:

Exit Closures for Race on Interstate 5 - Mt. Shasta City:

Both Central Mt. Shasta exits on Interstate 5 will be closed from 8:00am - 10:00am on July 4th for this event. We suggest avoiding these exits – even before 8:00am.

Our suggestions to enter Mt. Shasta City: 

  • Northbound Interstate 5 – take the Mt. Shasta City offramp (#737)

  • Southbound Interstate 5 – take the Mt. Shasta City offramp (#740)

Both of these exits will take you into Mt. Shasta City avoiding the area of heaviest congestion expected on July 4th. 


Caltrans will be replacing pavement this summer on southbound I-5 south of Mt. Shasta to Dunsmuir – which means moving southbound traffic to the northbound side – reducing northbound to 2 lanes.  We are not sure what impacts there will be coming up the grade but you may want to allow extra driving time.

Become a 4th of July Walk/run Volunteer:

Do you want to be part of the most exciting event of the year in Mt Shasta? Get involved and be a community ambassador for one of the friendliest small towns in America! There are openings for new volunteers in many areas. If you are interested, check out our volunteer form.