Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Can I pre-register for the race?
A: At this time we do not have a pre-registration process.

Q:  What’s the cost to participate in the race?
A:   $30 – includes this years’ t-shirt, $15 – for the event only

Q:  Where do the funds go?
A:  The Hood River Wrestling Club receives the majority of the funds raised. We also support the Hood River Lions for the 4th of July parade and festivities at Jackson Park, as well as the Odell Fire Department.         

Race Day

Q:  What time do I need to arrive to register and get my shirt?
Runners, please arrive no later than 8:30. Race starts promptly at 9:00am. For walkers, registration begins at 7:00am. The earlier the better.

Q: Should I sign up as a Walker or a Runner?
A: You should register as a runner if you want your time recorded. If you are going to try to run the event, but may end up walking quite a bit, sign up as a walker. The price is the same, the water stations and route are the same and there is a walker finisher chute.

Q: Is a shuttle service available to the start line?
A: Currently we do not offer shuttle service to the start line before OR after the race. Please make arrangements to be dropped off at the start line or reunited with your vehicle after the event.

Q: Are strollers and dogs allowed?
If you sign up as a walker and start at 8:00am (or before), you will be fine. Safety dictates that dogs and strollers are not allowed at the 9:00am start time. There will be about 400 runners, most will complete in about 1 hour. Best to stay out of their way and enjoy your day.

If you choose to bring your dog, we’ll be happy to share our water, but remember that the pavement can be very hot on their paws and you may end up carrying your pooch over the finish line.

Post Race

Q: When will race results be posted?
An hour after the race we have them informally posted on race boards at the finish line. Within the week they will be posted in the Hood River News and on the 4th of July Run website.

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