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

Presented by Chalmers Insurance

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/Walk

4:30 PM, July 3, 2023

4 on the Fourth Runners Register HERE!

Kids Fun Run/Walk July 3 at 4:30 PM

Kids Fun Run/Walk Register HERE!

We’re looking for volunteers to help paint a new Food City Mural June 1-15. Details Here.

Jim Cossey, President, and Bill Graham, Race Director, of the Bridgton 4 on the Fourth Road Race Corporation announce plans for a privately funded, road race – Bridgton area themed mural that will be painted on the west side of the Food City Building in Pondicherry Square. 

Painting of the mural is scheduled to start on Thursday, June 1, and, depending on weather, complete by Thursday, June 15.  The mural’s designer is artist Kate Erwin who also designed the mural on the side of the Bridgton Books building.

Volunteers are being sought to participate in the mural’s painting.  Tracing the mural will take two days (June 1 and 2), and painting will begin, weather permitting, in one or two shifts per day starting June 3 with the first shift from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and the second shift from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  Volunteers can sign up for the shift(s) at which they wish to trace/paint at the following Mural Sign-Up Link:

Local residents, summer folks and those who have run in the 4 on the Fourth Road Race are invited to participate in this significant contribution to Bridgton’s downtown scene.

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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/Walk 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.

Congratulations to our Race President, Jim Cossey, for being named the Bridgton Lions Club Volunteer of the Year.

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.

Race bibs for the Kids Fun Run/Walk must be picked up from 3:30-4:15 on race day (July 3) at the Fun Run registration table at the back of Stevens Brook Elementary School.  Parking is available in the school parking lot.

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.

Race Course

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. 

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

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