What are you doing this 4th of July? Why not start off the morning with a little running in the park? To enjoy some of the best views of Golden Gate Park, come stretch your legs at the Freedom Road 5K and Jefferson Mile – two certified courses that will certainly get the heart pumping and deliver a much-needed breath of fresh air.

Exploring the scenic Freedom Road 5K sends you on a relatively flat journey with a couple of uncomplicated hills to conquer with no repeats. When tackling the Jefferson Mile course – the pace is rather fast due to the flat terrain with a few minor hills about Stow Lake.

The Jefferson Mile begins at 8:30am at the Bowling Green, while the 5K starts at 9am on JFK (near the Conservatory of Flowers). To register, come around 7:30am on JFK Drive at Middle Drive. Good news – there will be drawings and prizes for winners, as well as for top pledge collectors. For more details, click here.