The Fourth of July-also known as Independence Day or July 4th-has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution.

On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

Read more on the history of the 4th of July - https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/july-4th

Check out the RUNOHIO July Race Calendar - http://www.runohio.com/index.php/events

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July.

Matt McGowan