Thank you!  Emporia Freedom Fest 2020 is complete! 

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The 17th Annual Emporia Freedom Fest is now a part of history!  Thanks to the 180 participants who made this special year - "special!"   We did not know how things would go and were very excited to exceed our goals for 2020.   Our goal was to focus this year on recognizing our Veterans and their families.  Thank you for sharing the many stories and photos of the special Veteran in your life!

Over the next few months we will be meeting with the several charities to present checks from our net proceeds. Next month we will package and send off all the amazing donations for the Emporia Main Street Service Member Care Package Drive.  

Mark your calendars for the first of July when we will open registration for the 18th Annual Emporia Freedom Fest 2021!  Our goal is to be back to our normal 300 plus participants and to bring back the very popular Spur Challenge.  

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! 

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Dynamic Disc  Freedom Open

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 three 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 Freedom Run/Walk

Our Lyon County State Bank 17th Annual 5K 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. There are limited on-site slots due to COVID-19 safety precautions 


Gravel City Freedom Ride

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.  There are limited on-site slots due to COVID-19 safety precautions.





Distance athletes and ruck marchers, this is for you!  Run, Ruck, or Walk our 10 or 12-mile routes!  Pick your route or use one of ours! Great preparation for those competing in competitive Ruck and Run events. 


Sponsored by the Enlisted Association of the Kansas National Guard. 


Military Care Package Drive

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.

CSM "4 in 4 Challenge"

Finish 4 Lyon County Memorial Rides in 4 weeks...

If you live near or in Lyon County Kansas you can complete the 4 rides to our 4 county memorials in under 4 weeks (30 days). 

Not living in Lyon County? Create your own 4-4 challenge! The goal is 4 rides in under 4 weeks to 4 local Veterans Memorials.  


Will to Win
Spur Ride

Social Distancing and Spur Ride Challenges just don't go together.  As a result, we postponed out next Spur Ride Challenge until 2021.  Let us hope for a great 2021 return to our most popular and challenging event.



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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Finisher Medal and Sticker

Incredibe & Edible Medal!

Show your pride with our Freedom Fest Sticker!  

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 adult registrations.
Must register by 10/21

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 Marines this year!

Trophies & Certs

All participants eligible!


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.