Bridgton, Maine, 4 on the Fourth 4-Mile Road Race

Registration is Open!

Join us in Bridgton, Maine

for the

47th Annual 4 on the Fourth Road Race

8:00 AM, July 4, 2023

presented by Chalmers Insurance

&

Kids Fun Run

4:30 PM, July 3, 2023

presented by Bridgton Hospital

Registration is Open!

The first 500 runners who register will receive a free race t-shirt with our unique 2023 design.

4 on the Fourth Runners Register HERE!

Kids Fun Run July 3 at 4:30 PM

Kids Fun Run Register HERE!

Last summer our race felt close to normal. Our online registration was near pre-Covid numbers (about 1,300), and our campers returned in-person at about 50% (6 out of 13 traditional partner camps). In addition, our Kids Fun Run on July 3 broke all previous records for total runners with 150 participants.

Our Bridgton and Lake Region community sponsorship was at an all-time high. There will be more information on our sponsors as we get closer to race day.

This year we are planning our two regular races: the Kids Fun Run at 4:30 on July 3 and the 4-mile certified race on July 4 at 8:00 AM. The 4-mile race starts at Food City and finishes at the old Memorial School. We will support our runners who can’t be in Bridgton in person for whatever reason with a signup category for virtual runners on the registration site.

And we will have the electronic information board again this year at the finish line area. If you haven’t watched our 3-minute “drone” video of the race, click on the link below, which will get you in a good road race state of mind! If you haven’t run the race before, I assure you, this course is memorable.

Let’s get running!

Bill Graham, Race Director

Race Bib & Timing Chip Pick-up

Early pick-up of the 4 on the Fourth race bibs and t-shirts will be available from 3:30-6:00 PM on July 3 at the Finish Area at old Memorial School on Depot Street. Race day pick-up of bibs and t-shirts will begin at 6:00 AM at the same location on July 4.

2023 Race T-Shirts

2023 T-shirts will be available for purchase online at the registration site, at early pick-up on July 3, and on race day on July 4.

Disclaimer: If the race is canceled because of weather or other unforeseen circumstances, deferrals or refunds will not be offered.

Kids Fun Run July 3 at 4:30 PM

Register for the Kids Fun Run

Presented by Bridgton Hospital

Pick-up of the Kids Fun Run race bibs and same-day registration for the Kids Fun Run will be from 3:30-4:15 PM on July 3 at the old Memorial School on Depot Street.

About the Race

The 4 on the Fourth is a classic road race held each summer in the heart of Maine‚Äôs lake region. The race starts in town and takes runners through a beautiful rolling course with a mix of hills, fields, and lake views, ending with a fast fourth mile and an exhilarating finish. 

If you would like to see the entire 4-mile course, check out this detailed video with audio tips!