Join us in Bridgton, Maine for the 46th Annual 4 on the Fourth Road Race & Kids Fun Run!

Registration Opens on January 15th!

We are pleased to announce our online Race Registration opens on January 15th. You will find a link below to sign up. As before, the first 500 runners will get a free race shirt with our unique shirt design and all of our sponsors listed.

Key topics:

COVID-19:  It is still with us, but what a difference a year makes. This time last year, we were just beginning to get vaccinated, and, in the fall, “boostered.”  For our race last summer, vaccinations had begun for some younger runners. Happily, vaccinations are now being given to all young people five and older. It’s clear that, with the virus variants of today, inoculations are key for runners and everyone else if we are to put this pandemic behind us. We look forward to seeing you on Race Day!  

Last summer, despite Covid, we had a wonderful race, including the Kids Fun Run on the afternoon of July 3rd.  Overall, over 1700 runners registered, and over 300 ran virtually, including our camps.  

This year, we are planning for two normal races.  The Kids Fun Run at 4:30 on July 3rd, and the 4 mile certified race July 4th at 8:00 the next morning, starting at Food City and finishing at the Old Memorial School. We will again support our virtual runners who can’t be in Bridgton in person, for whatever reason. There is now a signup category at our registration site for that.  

Also, if you haven’t watched our 3 minute “drone” video of the race from a few years ago, click on the link below and that will get you in a good road race state of mind!

Let’s get running!

– Bill Graham, Race Director

Let’s do this!

Register for the 4 on the Fourth

Race Bib & Timing Chip Pick-up

Early pick-up of the 4 on the Fourth race bibs and t-shirts is available from 3:30-6:00 pm on July 3rd at the Finish Area at Memorial School on Depot Street. Race Day pick-up of bibs and shirts begins at 6:00 am at the same location July 4th. Alphabetical lists of registered runners with their respective bib numbers will be posted in the registration area.

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

Kids Fun Run July 3rd @ 4:30 pm

Register for the Kids Fun Run

Presented by Bridgton Hospital

Pick-up race bibs and register for the Kids Fun Run from 3:30 – 4:15 pm July 3rd at Memorial School on Depot Street. 

2022 Race T-Shirts

2022 T-shirts will be available for purchase online at the registration site, at Early Pick-up on July 3rd, and on Race Day July 4th”.

About the Race

The 4 on the Fourth is a classic road race held each summer in the heart of Maine’s 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. 

To get a closer look at the course, take a look at this spectacular drone video generously provided by Mike Dana of Fryeburg.

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