The city of Independence is encouraging people to sign up for the annual Independence Park Trot 5K Run/Walk.

It’s at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 3 at Waterfall Park, which is just south of Bass Pro Shops. It will be held rain or shine. Registration is open through April 20, and the city says more than 1,000 people have already signed up. The event is free, and there are prizes in various age categories.

To register, go to