• Thursday, July 4th 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Start your Independence Day celebration with a refreshing run along one of the most naturally scenic routes on the beach with this event that has attracted scores of active locals and vacationers alike. The 8th Annual Freedom 5k Presented by Sun Realty is a popular racing event that takes place in the heart of the Outer Banks, and which encompasses a beautiful course that launches from the Kill Devil Hills Town Hall. A post-race celebration immediately follows the event, and includes a nice supply of 4th of July appropriate eats – including watermelon, apple pastries, and light refreshments. A one-mile Fun Run also takes place, which is perfect for kids and adults alike who just want a little exercise and a prime opportunity to admire the local views.

All Fun Run and 5K finishers will receive a specially designed finisher medal, and trophies will be given to the first three male and female finishers of the 5K race. The entry fee also includes a souvenir T-shirt as well as a souvenir bib, and runners, joggers and walkers are all welcome to attend. A great way to start off Independence Day with a bang, this race is a fun annual event that will have everyone smiling.