4th of July Parade, Fun Run Registration Open

Press Releases posted 5/7/14

Registration Begins for 4th of July Parade Entrants, Free Thanks to The Kensington

Opening of the 2013 Sierra Madre 4th of July parade, photo courtesy of City of Sierra Madre

The Sierra Madre Fourth of July Parade is an annual tradition that is an integral part of the Sierra Madre community! This hometown parade features community members, organizations, classic cars, a marching band, kids on their decorated bikes and so much more. Join us for the 2014 parade on Friday, July 4, from 10:00am – 12:00 pm. The parade route will begin at the corner of Sierra Madre Blvd. and Sunnyside Avenue, and will travel the length of Sierra Madre Blvd. to Sierra Vista Park.

Parade participation is open to all; young, young-at-heart, and everything in between. There is NO FEE to participate in the parade this year thanks to a sponsorship from The Kensington. If you are interested in participating in the Fourth of July parade, please submit applications online at www.sierramadre4thofjuly.com, under the Parade tab. Parade registration opens Thursday, May 1st and all applications must be submitted by Friday, May 30th. Due to staging

Mary's Market's entry in 2013 4th of July parade, photo courtesy of City of Sierra Madre

concerns; no late entries will be accepted.

For questions regarding parade registration please contact the Fourth of July Committee at 4thofjulysierramadre@gmail.com or the Community Services Department at 626.355.5278.

Fourth of July Firecracker Fun Run Registration Begins

Join the Spero Foundation and the Fourth of July Committee for the 4th Annual Firecracker Fun Run. This untimed, 5k fun run is perfect for the entire family to enjoy. The run begins at 8:00am on Friday, July 4th with check in from 7:00-7:45am in Kersting Court. Participants are allowed to bring strollers and dogs to this family friendly event; dogs must be on a leash.

The start line is on Sierra Madre Blvd. in front of Climb Inc. and Sierra Madre Congregational Church and the finish line is on Sierra Madre Blvd. at the crosswalk between Chase Bank and Vicious Dogs. Participants first run East on Sierra Madre

Entrants having fun at 2013 Firecracker Fun Run, photo courtesy of City of Sierra Madre

Blvd. down to Sierra Vista Park, where they turn around and run west back up Sierra Madre Blvd. to Sunnyside. Participants will turn around again at Sunnyside and travel the parade route on Sierra Madre Blvd. back to Kersting Court.

Adults are $20.00 and youth under 10 are $15.00 prior to June 19th, all participants are $25.00 after June 19th. T-shirts are guaranteed with registration if you sign up prior to June 19th! Register online at www.cityofsierramadre.com/onlineregistration, keyword: fun run, or in person at the Community Recreation Center, 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd by Thursday, July 3rd at 12:00pm. Otherwise register on Friday, July 4th the morning of the event from 7:00-7:45 am in Kersting Court.

Come get your feet moving and be part of what promises to be another amazing Sierra Madre tradition! For more information visit the Sierra Madre Fourth of July website, www.sierramadre4thofjuly.com or the Community Services Department at 626.355.5278.