July 4
·
7:00 am

Freedom Run

 
July 4
7:00 am

10K and 1 mile - Kiwanis park

5K - 800 N 380 E

Provo

Park in BYU law school lots for Kiwanis Park location. 800N & 600E (approach from the south) for 5K.
$12-$22
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We hope that part of your Independence Day celebration includes our Freedom Run 10K, 5K or the Mayor’s one mile Fun Run. The annual run has become an integral part of America’s Freedom Festival as thousands of participants at all levels and abilities join this invigorating event. These past several years have been really fun! The race has improved each year. The number of runners has increased as well. We believe that we will have 6,400 runners this year. We encourage you to get decked out in patriotic garb for the run. We have seen a lot of great costumes and would love to see more. “Uncle Sam” running on stilts is a crowd favorite. Give us some Red, White and Blue! See race details below.
Chairperson(s)
Ramon Zabriskie -
zabriskie@byu.edu
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Packet-pickup

Packet-pickup will start on Thursday July 3rd at the Provo Rec Center on Cougar Court. We will be open from 10 AM till 7:00 PM.  Fact is we have difficulty staffing additional days of packet pickup. We love our volunteers! You could be one of them!

Packet-pickup will resume July 4th at 5:15 AM at the pavilion in Kiwanis Park. We encourage you to pick-up your packet early so that you are not pressured just before the race.

At packet-pickup, you will receive your bib number with a timing chip attached, your race shirt, and a bag of goodies (if sponsors give us some goodies). You need to show ID to pick-up your packet. We do allow family members to pick-up packets of their relations but they must sign for the goods!

If after you pick-up your packet you do not come to the race, you are responsible for getting the timing chip back to the Freedom Festival offices. (Their address is printed on the chip, which looks like a half a credit card with holes in it.) All racers are expected to return their chip at the finish line. A $5 fee is charged for all missing chips.

Disclaimer: Shirts and other goodies are distributed at packet-pickup. They are not available to those that miss the event. You are buying admission to the event, not the bag of goodies.

Registration Fees

Click here to register.

Family discount is $2 off per runner after the first registration within the same household(must register with same home address)This discount ends June 1st.

Fee increases and rates are as follows:

Date: 1-mile fee 5K fee 10K fee
May 15 $15 $22 $27
June 15 $17 $27 $32
July 3-4th (in-person registration rate): $20 $30 $35

*No refunds will be granted after race registration is complete.

*In-person registration on July 3rd is at packet pickup location (Provo Recreation Center) and July 4th from 5:15am – 6:00am at Kiwanis Park Pavilion.  Anyone registering in person after 6:00am race day will NOT be given a chip for timing, but will receive a bib for race medal upon completion of the race.

Special note for online registration:  Online registration closes at 10:00pm July 3rd.

Special note for packet pick-up:  If runners register on July 3rd or July 4th   (in person or online), packet pickup is available at Kiwanis Park race morning ONLY.

Race Map - click map for larger scale.

5K_10K Course Map

Timing

Timing is done via “chip” timing. Each participant will receive an RFID chip that they will zip tie to their shoe. This technology allows us to capture the time from when you cross the start line till when you cross the finish line. Make sure you don’t lose you chip. We need them back at the end of the race!

FreeRunChip

Starting etiquette

We were really happy with our pace signs at the start last year. These tall signs let everyone know about where in the crowd they should position themselves. When you get to the start area, look for a pace sign that matches your intended pace. If you are a 5 minute miler, head to the 5 minute pace sign. If you are a 10 minute miler, head to that sign… and so on. We also have a Walker pace sign! Runner positioning should also coincide with your bib number. We will assign bib numbers based on your self-reported expected pace. Ultimately we really need the fast runners in the front and the slower runners toward the back at the starting line.

FreeRunStart

Strollers

If you intend to push a wheeled device (stroller), we require that you start with the other wheeled devices after the runners have gone. Strollers can really jam up the works and we really don’t want any collisions between runners and strollers. Please be very attentive of all the runners and walkers around you. Give runners a wide berth if you pass them.

FreeRunStrollers

Other Details

No bicycles, unicycles, or other wheeled devices (exception: strollers) allowed on the course.

On-course Water Stations

Change this year to the water stations!  The 10K has two on-course water stations. One just after the 3M mark and one just after the 5M mark. We want to keep you hydrated!

Race Shirt Sizes - click image for larger scale.

Shirt Sizes

 

Run Participant ListClick here to see

Post Race Food

We will load up on post-race refreshments. It is tough to have a full selection of everything by the end of the race. No guarantees, but we will do our best to keep everything stocked to the very end.

Parking

Close parking is a challenge. To park near the Kiwanis park, we encourage you to park in the big BYU parking lots surrounding the law school, surrounding the Taylor building on 9th East and around the elementary school. Some side street parking can be found as well. We prohibit parking on the race route. If you are running the 5K, you might want to park in the parking lots near the 5K start at 800N and 600E (approach from the south as 800 N will be closed). Just remember that you will have to get your packet from Kiwanis Park pavilion if you haven’t already picked it up.

Results

Click here to see the results of the race.

Awards & Prizes
Awards and cash prizes are given to the top three male and female finishers for the 5K and the 10K: $300 to the winners, $200 to 2nd place and $100 to 3rd place. In addition we have age group awards in the following categories: 1-9,10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, and so on till 65-69, and then 70+ for both male and female. With the race starting at 7:00, we hope to start doing awards at 8:30 at our band stand. Finisher medals will also be available!
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