We are back! Full Program for 2021!
Get ready for the 18th Annual Emporia Freedom Fest! Last year we had a tremendous turnout and we know it will only get bigger!. Registration for all events opens the 1st of July at our RunSignUp page. Thank you to our long-term and many loyal participants. It's great to see kids who ran this event now fully grown and bringing their youngsters!
Stay up to date on our latest activities through social media - search @emporiafreedomfest if you have not yet liked or joined our site.
Update on our charity support- In 2020 we made our 17th annual donation to the Emporia All Veterans Memorial Park, we were happy to award scholarship donations to the KSARNG 137th/635th Scholarship Fund, the Kansas Enlisted Association project fund, as well as send over 1,000 lbs. in items to service members overseas who were deployed.
We look forward to seeing everyone again next year and don't forget to follow us on our Facebook page for more updates on what's ahead for EFF '21!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Freedom FEST EVENTS
Dynamic Disc Freedom Open
6 NOV 21 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.
nine-hole course x 2
LCSB 5K/10K Freedom Run/Walk/Stroll
ON SITE: 6 NOV
9:15 LINE UP
Our Lyon County State Bank 18th 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 14 October to ensure T-shirt availability.
Virtual challenge runs from September 11 to November 11.
Sgt Timmerman and GEN Eisenhower Freedom Rides
ON-SITE: 6 NOV 21
8:45 line Up
Enjoy a quick 16-mile or a more challenging 40-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 14th for T-shirt option.
Virtual Challenge is from September 11 to November 11.
EANGKS 12 Miler
Ruckmarch / Run
ONSITE: 6 NOV
9:15 Line up
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.
Emporia Main Street Military Care Package Drive
1 OCT THROUGH 11 NOV
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:
ONSITE: 6 NOV 21
Check-in: 8:30 am
Competition Starts: 9am
Awards Ceremony; 12 pm
New event for 2021! 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.
"Will to Win"
Warrior Spur Challenge
ONSITE: 6 NOV 21
Check-in: 8:30 am
Competition: 9:30-2:00 pm
Awards/Induction Ceremony: 1:30 pm
We are back! Our premier event is the Will To Win 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.
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.)
Challenge Coins and Medals
Incredibe & Edible Medal!
Annual Competitor Challenge Coin!
Your medal will be from our world famous chocolate cafe and sweets maker The Sweet Granada! You can eat or save it -
Included with all registrations.
Must register by 10/1/21
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 for Spur Challenge
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.