The Summer of 2021 is going to fly by fast. In 2020, everyone was stuck at home, and the summer seemed so long. That's not the case this year.

Get outside and get some sunshine and some exercise with a 5K. 5Ks are just over three miles long. Not very far when it really comes down to it, right?  You don't even have to run. You can do a 'light-jog,' or even just walk for those three miles.

It's always a lot of fun when you get a group, which is allowed this year, and do one together. With most 5Ks, everybody gets a great 'finisher' award of some sort, and the swag bags usually have great 'door prizes.'

Why not sign up for one 5K this summer? Why not, on the 4th of July? When you look back on this summer of 2021, when everything wasn't completely locked down, you want to be able to say, 'Well, the summer of 2020 was terrible, but that summer after I did this great 5K!'

Which one will you be lacing up for?

LOVELAND LIBERTY 5K - JULY 4

This 4th of July event will benefit High Plains Honor Flight and is open to all ages and all abilities. Sign up with Sweetheart City Racing HERE.

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 22ND ANNUAL FIRECRACKER 5K - JULY 4 - FORT COLLINS

The Choice City's annual event is back at City Park on the morning of Independence Day. All abilities and ages welcome for this flat and fast course. Sign up HERE.

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LONGMONT HALF MARATHON AND 5K- JULY 4

A great way to mingle with runners who enjoy really running. Located at Sandstone Ranch Park, the 13.1-mile half-marathon starts at 6:00 a.m. and the 5K starts at 7:00 a.m. You can get registered HERE.

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LET FREEDOM RUN 5K & 10K- JULY 4 - LOUISVILLE

I love the name of this one. Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Super Hero for this event that benefits Community Food Share of Boulder and Broomfield County. Get registered HERE.

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