Running holidays – Thanksgiving and Independence Day are becoming THE road racing holidays with a multitude of events for you to partake in. On the Cape and the Islands, our feature races for this year’s July 4th festivities are the Spirit of Sandwich 4th of July Road Race (3 miles and it’s free!) and the Firecracker 5K on Nantucket, directed by the club’s own Bob Laundry. On Saturday, visit the Vineyard for Murdick’s Run The Chop and on Sunday, tackle the hills out to Great Island at the venerable Wellfleet Road Race. If you just can’t tolerate racing on Cape Cod over the weekend of the 4th, our off-peninsula picks are the Mattapoisett Road Race or the Bridgton Maine 4 on the 4th. Whatever your choice, make it sparkle!