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Freedom 5000

Enjoy the beautiful tree-lined streets of Claremont as you cheer on your friends or grab your own sneakers and take part in the Freedom 5000 run.

The course begins in Memorial Park and winds through the scenic streets of the Village, then on through the Colleges.

The annual Claremont Village Freedom 5000 1K/5K is a family-friendly event that kicks off the Fourth of July celebration. The event features a 1K kids run, a 5K competitive race walk and a 5K run through the scenic tree-lined streets of Claremont.

The kids run starts at 7:30 a.m., the 5K starts at 8 a.m. and the competitive race walk starts at 8:05 a.m.

Pre-registration for the race is online at Pre-registration ends Monday, July 2 at 11:59 p.m. Race fees are:

1K kids fun run $15 pre-registration or $20 on-site (12 and under); 5K walk and run $35 pre-registration or $40 on-site (any age).

Parents who want to chaperone their children along the route can do so for free, but a waiver must be filled out online or at the on-site registration.

All pre-registered participants will receive a souvenir t-shirt. Medals will be given to the first three individuals in each division and new running shoes are given to the first male and female overall winners. All children who participate in the 1K will receive a medal.

On-site registration and bib pick up will be held at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., on Tuesday, July 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. and again on Wednesday, July 4 from 6 to 7:15 a.m.


Don’t miss the Kiwanis pancakes

The Kiwanis Club of Claremont will serve a pancake breakfast at Memorial Park near the band shell from 7 to 10 a.m. on the Fourth of?July.

Tickets, which include pancakes, sausage and juice or coffee, sell for $5 each and may be purchased the day of the event.

Proceeds help support AbilityFirst, the ReadMe program, Shoes that Fit, Habitat for Humanity, the Monday Night Concerts in the Park, Best BET and other youth and community activities.

The Kiwanis Club meets Thursdays at 12:10 p.m. at St. Ambrose Church, 830 W. Bonita Ave. For information, call (909) 621-5011 or visit


Showtimes at Memorial Park

Main Stage:

10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Hank’s Cadillac

12:30 to 2 p.m. Squeekin’?Wheels

Children’s Stage:

12:30 to 2 p.m. Wildlife Learning Center

Roving Entertainment

Dudes of 4Tune, Minh Tran the Magician, Phiddleharmonics, Uncle Sam on Stilts, Juggler, Jay Winderman Turtles


Fourth of July Booth Line-Up 2018

1 Claremont City Council

2 Information & Fireworks Ticket Sales

3 Claremont Police Department


5 Committee on Aging (COA)

6 Claremont Lincoln University

7 American Legion Keith Powell Post 78

8 Daughters of the American Revolution

9 University Club of Claremont

10 Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art at Pilgrim Place

11 League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area

12 Democratic Club of Claremont

13 Claremont Heritage

14 Claremont Museum of Art

15 Inter Valley Health Plan

16 Tapestry Church Claremont

17 Uncommon Good

18 Harvey Mudd College Computer Science Department

19 Mountain View Republican Club

20 Claremont Educational Foundation

21 United Nations Association of Pomona Valley

22 Claremont Presbyterian Church

23 Fair Trade Claremont at OLA

24 Claremont Friends Meeting

     Claremont Homeless Advocacy Program

25 Ed Reece for Claremont City Council

26 Global Energy Services

27 Jed Leano for Claremont City Council 2018

28 Friends of the Bernard Biological Field Station

29 Jennifer Stark for Claremont City Council 2018

30 Amnesty International

31 Sam Pedroza for Claremont City Council

32 Our Lady of the Assumption School

33 Zach Courser for City Council 2018

34 Sustainable Claremont

35 John Elway’s Claremont Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

36 The Branch Calvary Chapel

37 Saint Ambrose Episcopal Church

38 Claremont United Methodist Church

39 Claremont Masonic Lodge #436


40 Job’s Daughters

41 Crossroads, Inc

42 Bert & Rocky’s

43 Knights of Columbus Council 11612

44 Our Lady of the Assumption Church

45 Girl Scouts of Greater LA-Colorguard

46 Girl Scouts of Greater LA-Colorguard

47 Legends FC

48 Cub Scout Pack 818


49 Children’s Foundation of America

50 El Roble Interact Club

51 Inland Valley Repertory Theatre

52 Claremont High School Theatre

53 CHS Girls Basketball

54 Claremont Rotary Club


Fireworks show sparks good memories, vibes

Claremont’s annual fireworks show is a favorite among locals. This year’s extravaganza, sponsored by the DoubleTree and Pomona College, aims to delight adults and children alike. 

Tickets, which are $10 pre sale or at the door (if available), can be purchased at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, City Hall, the Claremont Club, Rio de Ojas, Vons and Wolfe’s Market. If it isn’t sold out, limited tickets may be available Wednesday, July 4 at Memorial Park.

Gates at the Pomona College Strehle Track open at 6:30 p.m, with a live concert featuring the Ravelers and the yearly Kiwanis barbecue—those folks sure are busy!

After a heart-warming rendition of the National Anthem by Grace Pena, families, friends and lovers can cuddle up at 9 p.m. to watch the night sky lit up by such favorites as the Peony, Girandola and Skyrocket. And keep your fingers crossed for the appearance of a smiley face in the Claremont sky!

For information, call the city at (909) 399-5490 or visit


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