We are back!  Full Program for 2021!

Early Registration Now Open!
(Reduced price-full price after October 1st...)

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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 18th straight (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! 

Dynamic Disc  Freedom Open

Registration coming soon!

 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

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 1 October to ensure T-shirt availability.

Virtual challenge runs from September 11 to November 11. 

Sgt Timmerman and GEN Eisenhower  Freedom Rides

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 1st for T-shirt option.

Virtual Challenge is from September 11 to November 11.



EANGKS  12 Miler
Ruckmarch / Run

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

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"
4 Rides - 4 Memorials

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"
Warrior Spur Challenge

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.)



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 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!

2021 Challenge Coin

Design In Process!

1.75" Legit Challenge Coin!
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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. 

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