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DeGray Lake Resort State Park's Freedom 5K/10K

Monday July 4th, 2022

Bismarck, AR

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It's back! It's bigger! It's better! Celebrate our sweet land of liberty and Arkansas State Parks with friends and family at DeGray Lake Resort State Park’s 7th annual Freedom 5K/10K Fun Run event. You read that right, we are introducing a 10K route this year for those that are chomping at the bit for more than just 3.1 miles. As always, join us at the starting line in your most patriotic outfit to run, walk, or march the 3.1 mile course (5K), or make mom and 'Merica proud and take on the 6.2 mile (10K) course. Runners and walkers alike are sure to enjoy scenic lake views and the shade of mature pine trees along our unique, mixed surface courses. The 5K is an even split between single track trail (1.5 miles) and pavement (1.6 miles). The 10K course covers the same distance of single track trail (1.5 miles) with an extended pavement portion (4.7 miles) that will parade runners all the way down to the park's Caddo Bend peninsula for some beautiful lake views and a welcome breeze coming off the water. All ages and abilities are welcome!


WHAT'S NEW IN 2022?
We are picking up wear we left off in 2020!


Timing: We are thrilled to announce that we are making the jump to chip timing services this year!
Awards: Additionally, we are pleased to be able to award overall first place finishers in male and female categories this year in both the 5K and 10K events. (details below)


RACE ENTRY FEES:


5K Event:



  • $22 until May 3

  • $26 May 4 - June 3

  • $30 June 4 - July 3

  • $35 Last Minute Registration (July 4) In-person ONLY 


10K Event:



  • $27 until May 3

  • $32 May 4 - June 3

  • $37 June 4 - July 3

  • $40 Last Minute Registration (July 4) In-person ONLY 


REGISTRATION INCLUDES:



  • Souvenir race bib

  • Custom finisher’s medal

  • Custom race t-shirt  (*PLEASE NOTE - T-shirt sizes are only guaranteed for registrations made through June 20.)

  • Prize eligibility

  • Memories to last a lifetime


AWARDS CEREMONY
Though a “Fun Run” at heart, we’ve gathered the best of overall race, age group, and costume contest prizes. Awards ceremony will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m. near the finish line on the back lawn.




  • 10K Overall First Place Finishers (Male and Female):
    Two-night lodging voucher redeemable at one of 14 Arkansas State Parks with lodging accommodations (some restrictions apply), and a custom engraved medal.

  • 5K Overall First Place Finishers (Male and Female):


  • Two-night camping voucher redeemable at any Arkansas State Park with camping facilities (some restrictions apply) and a custom engraved medal.


  • Male and Female Age Group Winners (11 and Under; 12-17; 18-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 and up):
    One Interpretive Multi-Pass redeemable at DeGray Lake Resort State Park (*details below)


  • Costume Contest Winner:
    All participants are encouraged to dress in their best "Uncle Sam" or "Lady Liberty" inspired attire and take part in the annual costume contest. In order to be considered for the award, participants must stop in at the check-in table on race day before 7:30 a.m. and have their picture taken by a race official. Outfits will be judged based on originality, execution, fun factor, and “patriotic-ness.” The overall winner will be awarded an **Interpretive Family Multi-Pass (details below). Runners up will be awarded individual *Interpretive Multi-Passes (details below)


*Interpretive Multi-Pass - entitles recipient to their choice of one (1) admission for a snorkel, kayak, or boat tour, OR two (2) admissions for a golf course safari or craft program. Redeemable ONLY at DeGray Lake Resort State Park.
**Interpretive Family Multi-Pass - covers admission for up to five (5) persons to any ONE of the above activities at DeGray Lake Resort State Park.


PACKET PICK-UP:   (*PLEASE NOTE - T-shirt sizes are only guaranteed for registrations made through June 20.)
Race packets will be available for pickup starting at 6:30 a.m. on race day (July 4th!) in front of the Lodge. Packet pickup will close 15 minutes before race time.

4th of July Festivities:
No need to "run" off after the race! DeGray Lake Resort State Park has you covered for your 4th of July festivities. Post-race lunch may be purchased from the Lodge's Shoreline Restaurant. Park interpreters will keep you busy into the afternoon hours with an array of fun activities on the lodge back lawn. After a full day of fun in the park, if you're looking for fireworks you can head to Little Rock (~1 hr drive) for the capital's amazing, 38th annual Pops on the River fireworks display. (Hot Springs will be shooting its fireworks the evening of July 3rd this year)


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Start Location

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck, AR

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