The 37th annual Mount Shasta Fourth of July Fun Run and Walk has announced its new paperless registration, t-shirt design, and the grand prize, a 2018 Subaru Impreza donated by Redding Subaru.

In an interest to cut down on resources and to keep things well organized, this year’s Fourth of July Fun Run and Walk pre-registration is officially open and will be paperless.

This means that pre-registration will be online only. There will be no mail in pre-registration and no pre-registration table at the Mount Shasta Visitor Center as in the past. To pre-register and for more details go online to www.mtshastarunners.com.

Online pre-registration between now and June 30 is $25; late registration is on July 2 and 3 for $30; race day registration is on July 4 for $35.

Anyone who wishes to register on paper can do so on July 2 and 3 at the Mount Shasta Community Building at 629 Alder Street.

“This is a crazy, fun, huge and festive undertaking that brings us all together each year to celebrate our nation, while supporting our community’s health on many levels. We couldn’t do this without the widespread support and commitment from our amazing volunteers, regional business sponsors, and collaborative community leadership,” said Mountain Runners Board President Sean Doyle. “We encourage everyone to go out of their way to appreciate and support all the businesses that support our communities so well with their financial and prize donations.”

To learn more about the event sponsors find them online at www.mtshastarunners.com/sponsors.htm.

All registered race participants receive a t-shirt with their race packet. Mount Shasta’s own artist Claire Tenscher created this year’s t-shirt design.

Tenscher, an artist and adventurer with degrees in computer game design and advertising says, “This year’s design was inspired by a race shirt from the ’80s. The flower is our native Checker Mallow, and the view from Old Stage Road is one I just love. The view is perfect because it is from a spot on part of the race’s 5-mile loop. While I am proud to contribute to the long line of traditional and beautiful Fourth of July shirts, I am even more excited to see my friends and family wearing their t-shirts while volunteering in the early morning hours of the race! Thank you all, I love my town!”

The grand prize is a new 2018 Subaru Impreza donated from Redding Subaru. Many other prizes have been donated for all registered race participants to win.

“If you are registered, you automatically have a good chance at a prize,” said Doyle. “If your business would like to participate in the success and recognition of the event by donating a prize or funding please contact our wonderful event coordinator at 530-925-2359 or mtshastarun@gmail.com.”

The purpose of the Mount Shasta July 4th Fun Run and Walk is to inspire community health while honoring a long loved tradition of connection, good will, and good old fashion fun.

For more information and to register go to www.mtshastarunners.com.

Mountain Runners is also looking for volunteers to help on the morning of July 4. Contact event coordinator Justi Hansen at 530-925-2359 or mtshastarun@gmail.com for details.