Join us in Bridgton, Maine for the 45th Annual 4 on the Fourth Road Race & Kids Fun Run!

Registration is Open!  

The links to register are below.  

Feb 2, 2021 Update:

We have been open for 2021 Race Registration since Jan 15.  In addition to our 123 defers from 2020, we now have 267 new registrations for this year, so you can still register to be in the first 500 new registrations and qualify for a free shirt!  For the “Defers”, their race shirts came with their registration, so when we say the first 500, that is in addition to those defers.  Our 2021 unique shirt design, shown below, focuses on many of the things we relate to the Lake Region.  And we will be back to using our certified race course now that the construction next to Food City is complete.

We are also in touch with other race committees around New England through our partners at Granite States Race Services,  and we will again support our virtual runners who can’t be in Bridgton in person, for whatever reason.  Some of the most heartwarming feedback we got last year came from as far away as South Korea and Australia, in addition to most of the 50 states.  We heard from runners who have been part of this “race” moment for much of their lives, and last year they could still feel a part of it from halfway around the world. 

COVID 19 Updates:  Maine and much of the country is off and running with the vaccinations (some parts faster than others).  With the probable approval of another vaccine this week, we anticipate that will accelerate.  Currently the Governor of Maine and her team are limiting gatherings to 100 people or less, and we think we can work within those guidelines and be safe and 100% consistent with all existing guidelines in effect that first week in July (other races are already using staggered starts).  If anything we learned from last year, it was how to adapt.  As a lifelong runner myself, running outdoors is always a joy for me, under any conditions.  Keep up or start your training, and as always, work in some hills as a bonus!  And if you haven’t watched our 3 minute “drone” video of the race from a few years ago, click on that link below and that will get you in a good road race state of mind!        

The Governor’s Economic Reopening Taskforce has issued Covid-19 Reopening Guidance for Road Races.

– Bill Graham, Race Director

Let’s do this!

Register for the 4 on the Fourth (Registration Opens at Midnight on Jan. 15th)

Register for the Kids Fun Run

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

Pick-up and/or purchase of Kids Fun Run race bibs is from 3:30 – 4:15 pm July 3rd at Memorial School on Depot Street. 

T-Shirts

2021 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”.

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.

Post Your Race Photos

Go to our facebook and instagram sites and post your pictures.  We want to see them.  

See more about Bridgton, Maine:

Hitting the slopes at the oldest ski resort in Maine

Living off the land in Bridgton, Maine

Investing in yourself in Bridgton, Maine