5k or 1 Mile Freedom Run/Walk or Stroll

General Information

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. 

1 Miler

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.


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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

Age Categories:

11 and Under 

12 to 19 

20 to 29 

30 to 39 

40 to 49  

50 to 59 

Over 60

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)

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