Hey Sioux Empire, there's more to do this 4th of July than just scarf down a pile of hot dogs and burgers, work on your tan, and shoot off a bunch of pyrotechnics with your Uncle Sam.

You could also get out your Red, White, and Blue running and walking shoes and give them a workout too!

The City of Sioux Falls is once again planning its annual Independence Day "5K Fun Run/Walk" on Monday morning in Falls Park.

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The 5K event lights the fuse on the big Independence Day Celebration the city of Sioux Falls will be throwing that day.

What's planned for this REALLY hot July Day?

  • How about the "5K Fun Run/Walk" starting at 8 AM.
  • Then the Independence Day downtown parade on Phillips Avenue at 10.
  • The Mayor's Picnic for the first 3,000 attendees in Falls Park at 11.
  • And the festivities conclude with a special Independence Day holiday concert featuring Mogen's Heroes starting at noon in Falls Park.

If you're looking for a healthy way to celebrate America's Independence Day...

The city of Sioux Falls is here to help with a 5K Fun Run/Walk for all fitness levels.

Registration is now underway, with check-in that morning for all registered participants beginning at 7:30 AM by Falls Park Overlook Café.

The 5K Fun Run/Walk itself will get underway near the Falls Park Overlook Café promptly at 8 AM.

Here's the route for the day:

Sioux Falls 5K Fun Run/Walk Route
City of Sioux Falls
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What every Independence Day 5K Fun Run/Walker needs to know:

  • To participate, you must be registered in advance.
  • The cost is $5.00 per person.
  • The run/walk is open to all ages and fitness levels.
  • No pets are allowed.
  • Participants are asked to park in the overflow lot north of Farmer's Market.

Register in advance and get complete details here.

Source: City of Sioux Falls

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