Virtual Events Are Live 9/11 to 11/11

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Update:

9/11/2022

T-Shirt deadline 18 OCT 2022 to guarantee a t-shirt on day of event.  AFter that you can still get a shirt but the reorder wll come in after 21 NOV and will be available for pickup at Emporia Main Street Office. 
Patriot Day kicks off our Virtual Events!  All lengths of our freedom Run and the Freedom Ride have a virtual format!  Simply copmlete your distance and event and ensure you send us a copy of your results, a pic of you on the route and any details about your favorite Veteran, Service Member or First Responder.  Virtual events close on Veterans Day 11/11/2022.  

Virtual participants receive the same "SWAG" as our on site participants.  We will begin sending out your Incredible Edible Medal, EFF T-Shirt, Challenge Coin and other great items the first week of November!

 

If you are not doing the virtual category we hope to see you on November 5th at the All Vets Memorial Park for our Dynamic Discs Freedom Fest Open, Lyon County State Bank Freedom Ride , Gravel City Adventure Freedom Run or Leap of Faith Will to Win Spur Challenge!  Great day of events and activities at the Expo too!  Stay up to date with our lates info through our Social Media pages (Facebook) @emporiafreedom

8/29/2022

We are live and busy preparing for your arrival or participation!  Virtual Events go live 9/11 (Patriots Day) through 11/11 (Veterans Day).  On- site events still the 5th of November (Saturday) at the Emporia All Veterans Memorial Park.

A few new things this year:  Welcome to the families of deployed Service Members!  The Kansas Army National Guard Soldier and Family Programs team is hosting children and spouses of families members at our event this year.  Also we are proud to support USD 252 South Lyon County Veterans Honor Flight this year as part of our charitable giving.  All net proceeds from the USD 252 Veterans Honor Flight Ride will support their next flight!  Finally we welcome new major event sponsor Leap of Faith Martial Arts who is our lead event sponsor for the Spur Challenge!    Check out the events and rest of our page for more details!

Heroes Gallery

We would be honored to share a picture here of your service member heroe.  Please share with us a photo with rank, name and branch of your Service Member Heroe! Send to emporiafreedomfest@gmail.com

Freedom FEST EVENTS 

Nov 5

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Dynamic Disc  Freedom Open

5 NOV 22 ON-SITE ONLY

Registration is live!

 Event will be same location, same special course just a different day!  We look forward to seeing all of you again as well as several newcomers to this once a year only course.  This non-sanctioned fundraiser event supports Veterans and their families as well as celebrates Emporia as the founding city of Veterans Day.

Pick one of two rounds to play.  A player may sign up for multiple times. Come play Soden's Grove - designed by Eric McCabe. 

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LCSB 5K/10K Freedom Run/Walk/Stroll

ON SITE:  5 NOV

9:15 LINE UP

9:30 DEPART

Our Lyon County State Bank 19th Annual 5K or 10K is our most popular and longest-lasting event.  The route is great for all ability levels and covers pavement, dirt, and gravel.

 

Virtual and on-site options are available. Early registration goes live 1 July - must register before 01 October to ensure T-shirt availability.

Virtual challenge runs from September 11 to November 11. 

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Sgt Timmerman and GEN Eisenhower  Freedom Rides

ON-SITE: 5 NOV 

8:45 line Up

9:00 Depart

Enjoy a quick 16-mile or a more challenging 50-mile gravel grinder through the Flint Hills, South of the All Veterans Memorial.

Virtual and on-site options are available.  Early registration begins July 1st.  Must register by October 1st for T-shirt option.

Virtual Challenge is from September 11 to November 11.
 

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EANGKS  12 Miler
Ruckmarch / Run

ONSITE: 5 NOV

9:15 Line up

9:30 Depart

13:30 Awards Ceremony for Ruckmasters

Distance athletes and ruck marchers, this is for you!  Run, Ruck, or Walk our 12-mile route!  Pick your route or use one of ours! Great preparation for those competing in competitive Ruck and Run events.  Complete the Heavy Ruck March category in under 3 hours to be a "Ruck-Master!"

 

Sponsored by the Enlisted Association of the Kansas National Guard. 

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Dynamic Disc  Freedom Open

5 NOV 22 ON-SITE ONLY

Registration coming soon.  Check our Facebook page for the 2022 DD Freedom Fest Open Details!

 

 We look forward to seeing all of you again as well as several newcomers to this once a year only course.  This non-sanctioned fundraiser event supports Veterans and their families as well as celebrates Emporia as the founding city of Veterans Day.

Pick one of two rounds to play.  A player may sign up for multiple times. Come play Soden's Grove - designed by Eric McCabe. 

nine-hole course x 2 

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USD 252 Honor Flight Ride

5 NOV 22 ON-SITE ONLY

Registration now for our newest event the Veterans Honor Ride

This approximately 25 mile gravel/paved ride chance to visit not just our start point All Veterans Memorial but the Olpe Veterans Memorial as well.   

Net proceeds for this event will support the USD 252 Honor Flight  Program!

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LCSB Freedom Run (1mi/5K/10K Freedom Run/Walk or Stroll!

ON SITE:  5 NOV

9:15 LINE UP

9:30 DEPART

Our Lyon County State Bank 19th Annual Freedom Run is our most popular and longest-lasting event.  The route is great for all ability levels and covers pavement, dirt, and gravel.

 

Virtual and on-site options are available. Early registration goes live 1 July - must register before 01 October to ensure T-shirt availability.

Virtual challenge runs from September 11 to November 11. 

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Gravel City Adventure & Supply  Freedom Rides

ON-SITE: 5 NOV 

8:45 line Up

9:00 Depart

Enjoy a quick 16-mile or a more challenging 50-mile gravel grinder through the Flint Hills, South of the All Veterans Memorial. GEN Eisenhower Ride has a higher difficulty level than the USD 252 Honor Flight Ride

Virtual and on-site options are available.  Early registration begins July 1st.  Must register by October 1st for T-shirt option.

Virtual Challenge is from September 11 to November 11.
 

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Vigilance Martial Arts
12 Miler
Ruckmarch / Run

ONSITE: 5 NOV

9:15 Line up

9:30 Depart

13:30 Awards Ceremony for Ruckmasters

Distance athletes and ruck marchers, this is for you!  Run, Ruck, or Walk our 12-mile route!  Pick your route or use one of ours! Great preparation for those competing in competitive Ruck and Run events.  Complete the Heavy Ruck March category in under 3 hours to be a "Ruck-Master!"

 

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Emporia Main Street Military EXPO & Care Package Drive

1 OCT THROUGH 1 DEC

Join us in donating items or postage to deliver care packages to our Service members serving overseas this holiday season.

Visit the site to learn how to drop off your items or make a cash donation to ensure we take care of everyone from our region who is serving far from home.

Visit our Care Package site to learn more and donate at:

https://emporiamainstreet.com/events/care-packages-for-our-troops/

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Vigilance Martial Arts
Murph Challenge

MOVED TO MEMORIAL DAY 2023!

 

ONSITE: 

Check-in: 8:30 am

Competition Starts: 9am

Awards Ceremony; 12 pm

 

Individual or "Divide and Conquer Team Event!" For all into Cross Fit and fun workouts that challenge you!  This Hero Workout is the most famous of all "Hero WOD"' and honors Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Michael P. Murphy USN SEAL.

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Leap of Faith Martial Arts
Warrior Spur Challenge

ONSITE: 5 NOV

Check-in: 8:30 am

Competition: 9:30-2:00 pm

Awards/Induction Ceremony: 1:30 pm

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We are back!  Our premier event is the Leap of Faith Warrior Spur Challenge which brings together all the major events that Emporia is known for!  Start your training now to earn the coveted Silver Spur and become an honorary member of the 1-635th Armor Order of the Spur.

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Recognize Your Hero!...

This great series of events is a terrific fundraiser and a wonderful opportunity to say thank you.

Let us honor your military hero.  Please send us a photo and a short descriptive paragraph about your hero for our Hall of Heroes page for Freedom Fest (soon to be released.)

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SWAG CENTER

Challenge Coins and Medals

Incredibe & Edible Medal!

Annual Competitor Challenge Coin!

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Your medal will be from our world famous chocolate cafe and sweets maker The Sweet Granada!  You can eat or save it -

your choice!

Event Shirt
Included with all registrations.
Must register by 10/1/22 to guarantee shirt order

All finishers receive an event shirt.  Veterans will have "Veteran" image on the back of the shirt as well.

 Our rotating Service theme is the United States Army this year!

Trophies & Gift Certs

Spurs & Tabs for Spur Challenge
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We will have a drawing for three custom tank trophies per event and numerous Emporia Main Street Gift Certificates courtesy of

Flint Hills Tech College &

 Lyon County State Bank.