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Pineland Striders Independence Day Races

Sat June 29, 2024 Medford, NJ 08055 US Directions



8:15AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT


8:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT

Kids Fun Run

8:00AM EDT - 8:15AM EDT


600 Tabernacle Road
Shawnee High School
Medford, NJ US 08055


Join the Pineland Striders for our annual Independence Day Races! The Pineland Striders are proud to welcome runners to Medford, NJ for the 45th year! Join us in celebrating Independence Day with some sweaty summer miles! 

The event features a 10K, 5K, and FREE Kids' Fun Run. Participants in the USATF-Sanctioned, chip-timed 10K and 5K will receive an exclusive Headsweats brand running hat. This lightweight, breathable hat is just perfect for any summer outdoor activity, and we couldn't be prouder of the gorgeous design.

Both the 10K and 5K courses are fast and flat. On-course hydration will be available. Strollers are allowed on both the 10K and 5K races, but the race does finish by crossing a grass field onto the Shawnee High School track. Sorry, pet-lovers, but dogs are not allowed in the race. With a two-hour cutoff, all paces are welcome!

Course maps:

5K Course

10K Course

Proceeds from the races fund two scholarships for Shawnee High School student athletes, with the remaining proceeds benefiting the Shawnee High School athletics program.

Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, June 26. Race day registration will be available ($55 for the 10K, $45 for the 5K)!

We are excited to introduce a new Team Challenge for this year's event! When you sign up, feel free to create or join a team. All teams with five or more members will have their times entered into the Team Challenge. Each team's three fastest times will be combined, and the team with the fastest overall time will win the challenge! Awards will also be given out to the largest team and to the most spirited team. We'll leave it up to you to decide how to show your spirit. Costumes? Mascot? Theme song? Choreographed finish-line dance routine?!


  • Friday, June 28th - Pre-Race Bib Pickup at RunningCo of Medford
    • 4:00pm-6:30pm
  • Saturday, June 29th - RACE DAY!
    • 7:00am - Bib Pickup/Race Day Registration Begins
    • 8:00am - Free Kids' Fun Run Start
    • 8:05am - Pre-race warmup with 3DPT
    • 8:15am - 10K Start
    • 8:30am - 5K Start
    • 9:30am - 5K Awards Ceremony
    • 9:45am - 10K Awards Ceremony
    • 10:00am - Team Challenge Awards Ceremony
    • 10:30am - Event Concludes

Awards will be given to the first place male, female, and non-binary finisher in both the 10K and 5K races. Age group awards will be given to the first three male, female, and non-binary finishers in the following age groups: under 15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and older.

The finish line ceremony will include the Kona Ice truck, which will be selling refreshing post-race frozen treats (25% of proceeds will be donated to our charity partner), and non-alcoholic beer courtesty of Athletic Brewing Company (available first-come, first-served while supplies last).

If you represent a business that would be interested in joining us as a sponsor or vendor, please contact us.

We are looking for volunteers for the event; if you'd be willing to volunteer, please complete volunteer registration through RunSignUp.

To learn more about the Pineland Striders running club, or to become a member, visit our website or Facebook page.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

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