Yorktown Independence Day 8K & 5K

Fri July 3 - Sun July 5 Yorktown, VA 23692 US Directions
Sign up here to complete your virtual 8k where you wish

8K Run/Walk Race Anywhere

Sign up here to complete your virtual 5K where you wish

5K Run/Walk Race Anywhere

Sign up here to complete your virtual 8k on the race course

8K Run/Walk Race on Course

Sign up here to complete your virtual 5k on the race course

5K Run/Walk Race on Course

9300 George Washington Memorial Highway
Yorktown, VA US 23692

Start your 4th of July weekend off by participating in the virtual 2020 Yorktown Independence Day 8K & 5K!  

While the COVID-19 pandemic prevents us from hosting this event live and in person, we've assembled a fantastic virtual race to keep you engaged and motivated.  Sign up for the virtual 8K or 5K and receive the following:

  • Custom logo technical T-shirt mailed to each participant
  • Cutom logo Koozie
  • Free runner tracking using RaceJoy App.  Track your progress either on the event course or on your own course.  Share your run with friends and family.  Receive performance statistics every mile, historical factoids about the race course, cheers, motivation etc from the app.
  • Custom finisher certificate
  • Online results presentation
Virtual Options

Athletes may elect to run/walk a virtual 5K or 8K and athletes may choose to do their run/walk either on their own running route "Race Anywhere" registration option, or they may choose to run the actual race course "Race Course" option.  You must select the correct option in order to take advantage of tracking and results posting using RaceJoy. 

Please note that if you choose to do the actual race course, there will be nobody at the start/finish, there will be no aid stations, and there will be no course markings.  You will need to use the RaceJoy app to locate start/finish, turns and 5K turn around.  Please familiarize yourself with the app and the race course prior to beginning the run/walk.

Athletes will have from Friday, July 3 at 8:00 AM until Sunday July 5 at 7:00 PM to complete their run/walk and submit their results.  


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Yorktown Independence Day 8K & 5K.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To
Course Maps

RACE STARTS/COURSES – The 8K start on Historical Tour Road in the Battlefield just past the Hwy 17 overpass. The 8K loops the battlefield and finishes just beyond Surrender Field. The 5K runs out Historical Tour Road, turns around at mid point and finishes back where you started.  If you are running the actual course, please note that this is on your own.  The course is unmarked and unsupported.  Please obey proper CDC COVID-19 guidelines.  Runners may also opt to run their own chosen route. 

5K Route

5K Course Map

8K Route

Race Contact Info

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