December 16, 11:00AM

Downtown Carbondale

Independence Run & Hike sponsors this annual celebration race, which winds through downtown Carbondale and up White Hill before finishing back at the store in La Fontana Plaza. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wear an ugly sweater or costume and bring traction devices for your shoes, in case of slippery roads. Entry fee: $10 (includes free burrito certificate).