Freedom Fest 2020 will look a bit different this year, but our organizers are excited to offer you several ways to support this annual event. This year we will focus on the recognition of our Veterans and their families. 

All categories will be for participation only. Typically, events are timed and awards are given accordingly. This year, everyone who registers will be entered into a drawing to win prizes – including gift certificates sponsored by Lyon County State Bank and hand-crafted trophies created by the Welding Department at Flint Hills Technical College.

LCSB 5K: virtual/on-site

Gravel City Adventure Rides: on-site

EANGKS 10-mile Ruck: virtual

Dynamic Discs Freedom Fest Open: on-site

Spur Challenge: Postponed to 2021

Major Changes for Onsite Events:

  • Please register online or contact the Emporia Main Street office at (620) 340-6430

  • Participants (group) start times will be sent through email.

  • Participants' packet pickups will be at Emporia Main Street on November 5th and 6th between noon-5 pm. 

  • The 5K/1mi event will begin at 8 am. Groups of 25 will start at 8 and are staggered every 15 minutes.

  • The 16mi and 40mi rides will begin at 9 am. Groups of 25 will start at 9 and are staggered every 15 minutes.  

  • Arrive shortly before your start time.

  • Participants must wear a mask until they are out on the course.

  • Social Distancing will be mandatory.

Virtual Events:

  • Participants can register and compete between now and November 11th

  • Shipping is available for out of town participants.

  • Please make sure to send in your times and participation photos to


Over the next few months, you'll see pictures and stories of Veterans you want to recognize as well as local/regional Veterans and their families who have served our Nation.   


Thanks for adapting with us as we Run, Ride, Release, to Recognize our Veterans and the Founding City of Veterans Day - Emporia, Kansas.

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.)

Four memorials


Finisher Medal and Sticker

Incredibe & Edible Medal!

Show your pride with our Freedom Fest Sticker!  

Event Shirt
Included with all adult registrations.
Must register by 10/21
Trophies & Certs

All participants eligible!

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