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Lyon County State Bank 5K or 10K  Freedom Run/Walk or Stroll

General Information:

Traditional On-Site Freedom Run (5K or 10K)  

This is a traditional 5K/10K Freedom Run/Walk or Stroll into the beautiful Flint Hills, starting and ending at the Emporia All Veterans Memorial.

This route will be completely on gravel, weather permitting!


Traditional On-Site One 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. 


5K Route

 10K Route

General Information:

Pick Your Route and Time!  

Between 11 September and the 11th of November choose your 5K or 10K Route and when you will run!

All finishers will receive the awesome Freedom Fest T-shirt, edible medal, challenge coin and of course a chance to win one of our eight custom trophies or Emporia Main Street Gift Certificates.


One special request:

If possible please pick a route that starts, finishes or passes your local Veterans Memorial, Park or Monument. 

When complete:

All done?  Post on our Freedom Fest FB page your pic(s) and time and don't forget the hashtag:  #emporiafreedomfest

We'll then send you some great SWAG!

Running in honor of a Veteran?  Make sure you provide your Veteran's name, pic's and any details when you post your run/walk on our page:  @emporiafreedomfest


Parking is pretty limited in this area.  There are 25 stalls at Soden's Grove Park and Zoo.  Overflow parking is at Hetlingers North of the All Veterans Memorial (walk to park is about 5 minutes)

At Soden's Grove we will have open the bathroom facilities and porta-johns at the All Veterans Memorial.

Age Categories and Awards

We have five age groups for the 5K and 10K run.

Top three male/female overall will receive custom trophies.  We will have gift certificates for top three male/female in each age category.

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