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Posted on June 27, 2017 at 2:08 PM by Jessica Wauhop
FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF HEROES
Independence Day 8K & 5K Run/Walk
The Fourth of July may be remembered for the Declaration of Independence, but where would we be without the defeat of Cornwallis at Yorktown? Register to walk or run where the American and French allies won the last major battle of the Revolutionary War. Options are to run an 8K or walk a 5K.
The projected course (weather permitting) will be along the tree-lined, tour roads in the shadow of Surrender Field. Preregistration is recommended and you can do so by clicking here.
Late registration and check-in starts at 6:30 a.m. at York High School.
BE A PART OF HISTORY
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
WAVE THAT RED, WHITE, AND BLUE!
Morning Patriotic Parade in Historic Yorktown
FUN BEFORE THE FIREWORKS
Liberty Bell Ringing Ceremony & Live Concert
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE TROLLEY
Park & Ride Into Town During the Day
The Yorktown Trolley, the only form of public transportation in Yorktown, will run from approximately 10 a.m (following the parade) until 5 p.m. It is free, air-conditioned, handicap-accessible, and includes several convenient stops:
Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center
York-Poquoson Courts and Office Complex
York County Administration Building
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Intersection of Main and Ballard Streets
ARRIVE EARLY FOR THE FIREWORKS
What You Need to Know About Evening Parking
The Yorktown Battlefield, located at the corner of Cook Road and Ballard Street, will be the central location for free parking for the evening festivities, including the fireworks. It will open to the public at 4 p.m. and will close once it reaches capacity.
Remember, the Trolley stops running at 5 p.m. It is important to note that the walk from the Battlefield to the waterfront is approximately one mile and includes hills and uneven terrain so wear comfy shoes—that includes the kids!
Those requiring handicapped parking and special assistance are asked to report to Yorktown Middle School from 4-7 p.m. Special needs transportation will be provided for the handicapped/special needs individual and one escort for each individual. You'll be issued a pass and must hold onto it to return on the shuttle at the end of the evening.
Drop-off will be at the Yorktown Waterfront, approximately 200 yards from the performance area. Due to limited shuttle capacity, we politely request all other individuals in the party take a separate vehicle to park at the Battlefield. The shuttle will make return runs from the Yorktown Waterfront to Yorktown Middle School between 9:45 – 10:30 p.m.
The fireworks should last anywhere from 15-18 minutes. Some of them will shoot up to 800 feet into the sky. Just to put that in perspective. The Washington Monument in D.C. is 555 feet tall!
You may bring lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited
Please consider leaving your pets at home
BBQ grills are restricted to the beach picnic areas
Beach picnic area is closed to vehicular traffic all day
As always, the festivities are contingent upon the weather. We all know how unpredictable summer weather can be. We'll be keeping an eye on the radar and will make the call if we see any approaching storms. Remember, parking is at an historic site – the Yorktown Battlefield. If conditions are too muddy, we can't open it up. We will post all big changes and announcements on our website (www.visityorktown.org) as well as our social media accounts. We highly recommend you click on the below image to follow our Facebook event page. You can also follow us on Instagram or Twitter. Our hashtags are #visityorktown and #york757.
Tag(s): U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Ceremonial Band Yorktown, Riverwalk Landing, Patriotic Parade, July Fourth, Independence Day 8K & 5K Run/Walk, Independence Day, Fireworks