Amanda Panell got into the 4th of July spirit before her run. Panell travelled from Boise because all the other nearby 5K runs were sold out. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

VIDEO: Vale's run at the start, the finish

Fletcher, a 6-month-old pup, joined the run. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

An exhausted Blake Gressley, of Vale, was out of breath as she got her medal after being among the first to finish a mile-long run. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

Participants lined up a few minutes before 8:30 to wait for the countdown. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

A red-cheeked Tucker Bochenek, 4, crosses the finish line. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

Whitney Milleson, 16, ran a mile in 8 minutes and 30 seconds. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

Wayne Heikkila didn't participate in the run, but as he walked past you couldn't help taking a glance at his shirt. Come on, look at that patriotic pride! (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)