13th ANNUAL FREEDOM 5K RUN/WALK
The Freedom 5K Run/Walk is an annual event for families, friends, and competitors of all ages that is dedicated to our military veterans, both active and retired. This year’s event will be on Thursday, July 4, 2013. The race begins at 9:00 a.m. by the cannon (on Cole Street) in Faurot Park. This year's race will feature state-of-the-art MyLaps bibtag timing system.
Only $12.50 when entered by June 21, 2013. Entries (click here for downloadable entry form) may be mailed or dropped off (Monday-Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.) to:
Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio
Attention: Freedom 5K
801 Medical Drive, Suite A
Lima, OH 45804
REFUND POLICY: All payment transactions are binding and non-refundable
Pre-registration guarantees participants a new race t-shirt and goodie bag. Pre-registered participants may pick up their t-shirt and goodie bag on either Saturday, June 29th from 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon or Monday, July 1st from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., at the Rotary Pavilion in Faurot Park.
Race Day Registration
$18.00. Registration will open at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4th at the Rotary Pavilion in Faurot Park. Participants waiting until race day to register will not receive a free t-shirt. Limited quantities of t-shirts will be available for purchase. Race day registration will close at 8:45 a.m. to ensure that all participants are entered into the chip timing system.
The Freedom 5K course is a 5 kilometer, 3.1 mile loop – beginning at the corner of South Cole Street & Lakewood Avenue, rolling through paved Downtown Lima streets, then onto the Ottawa Riverwalk and finally back into Faurot Park for the Finish. An alternate route (excluding the Riverwalk) will be used if weather requires. Mile splits will be given. The race course has two (2) water stations available along the race route. Free refreshments will also be available at the Finish.
For a map of the race course, click here. In the event of inclement weather, our alternate route may be found here.
Race Day Instructions
Competition will be held in the following age groups for Men and Women: 10 & Under; 11-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; and 70 & Over.
Prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place finishers Overall for both men and women, as well as at least the top three men and women in each age division. NO duplications. Babies/Children in strollers are not eligible for awards. Final, detailed results will be posted on this website by Monday, July 8, 2013.
AT THE REQUEST OF OUR RACE COMMITTEE, PLEASE NO ROLLERBLADES,
BICYCLES, SKATEBOARDS, OR PETS. THANK YOU!