5k or 1 Mile Freedom Run/Walk or Stroll
Freedom Run (5K or 1 Mile)
This is a traditional 5K Freedom Run/Walk or Stroll into the beautiful Flint Hills, starting and ending at the Emporia All Veterans Memorial.
This is a family friendly event and prizes are given for the 5K to top three runners, both male and female, for each age category.
This route will be completely on gravel, weather permitting!
Top three overall runners Male and Female receive customized trophies built from spare military parts and welded by the Flint Hills Technical College Welding program.
Just started on your exercise plan? Want a quick walk or have small children? The one miler is perfect for you! Wear your most patriotic attire and join us at the All Veterans Memorial Park start/finish line.
Register for all events for Freedom Fest 2019 at:
Age Categories and Awards
1st, 2nd 3rd Top Male finisher
receive a custom trophy
1st, 2nd 3rd Tope Female
finishers receive a custom
Top three times male and
female for each category
receive a freedomfest medal
11 and Under
12 to 19
20 to 29
30 to 39
40 to 49
50 to 59
Start Time(s) (See Schedule page for more details... )(LINK)
8:00 a.m. Late Registration
9:30 a.m. Freedom Run/Walk
Parking is pretty limited in this area. There are 25 stalls at Soden's Grove Park and Zoo.
At Soden's Grove we will have open the bathroom facilities and porta-johns at the All Veterans Memorial.
2019 5K Run/Walk Route (NEW!)
1Mile Route (select to open and print)