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    Road races over July Fourth weekend

    Ever dreamt of running on the field at Gillette Stadium? This week, you’ll get your chance during the Finish at the 50 event at Patriot Place. The event includes 5k and 10k races that both end in the football stadium with a finish at the 50-yard line. There is also a kids’ fun run that gives children age 12 and under a chance to run around the stadium and also finish at the 50-yard line. Race registration is available online and also on site on the day of the race, July 3. For more information:

    Before the fireworks on July Fourth, there are several road races around the region.

    At 7 a.m., the Hingham Fourth of July Road Race begins. The course is a point-to-point 4.35 miles with three water stations. The race starts at Hingham Notre Dame Academy. Registration is available online or the day of the race between 5:30-6:30 a.m. For more information:


    At 8:30 in the morning on July 4, the Firecracker 4 Mile will be run in Swampscott-Marblehead, starting at the Lynch/Van Otterloo YMCA in Marblehead. The course will go through downtown Swampscott and along the ocean, organizers say. For more information:

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    At 9 a.m., there will be a race starting at Fairbanks Park in Dedham. The Four on the Fourth Road Race is USATF certified with accurately marked miles and fully staffed water stops at miles 1 and 3, organizers say. Race day registration starts at 7 a.m. For more information:

    Other Fourth of July races will be run in Taunton, Somerset, Concord, and Harvard, all in Massachusetts. For a listing of some of the races: www.3crace

    Want to do some weightlifting but don’t have access to a gym? InnerCity Weightlifting, a nonprofit that works to reduce violence, will be holding a series of outdoor weightlifting workouts for young people this summer. The workouts are open to the public, led by professional trainers, and tailored to individual fitness levels. The workouts last about an hour.

    To get information about locations and times for the free workouts, contact Josh Feinman, program director, at

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