Runners who want to get in a bit of racing before the parades and fireworks begin on the Fourth of July will have a lot of opportunities.
The Dundalk Heritage 6K will start at 7:30 a.m. in Dundalk, and the Choptank River Run will begin at 7:55 a.m. in Cambridge.
Kingsville again will hold its Firecracker 5K, beginning at 8 a.m., and the Arbutus Firecracker 10K will take place in Arbutus, also beginning at 8.
Those who prefer evening running might want to check out Frederick's Fourth 5K in Frederick at 7 p.m.
And those who would prefer to skip Independence running might want to check out the Independence 4-Miler in Havre de Grace on Saturday at 8 a.m.
Maureen Hall set Baltimore Road Runners Club records in the 1,000-yard and 2,000-meter runs Wednesday night in the BRRC's Track Series No. 2 at McDonogh School. She beat Donna Green's 1984 1,000-yard record by 10 seconds and improved her 2,000-meter record, set in 1987, by 6 seconds. The top finishers: