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Freedom 5k

Starts Saturday July 4th, 2020

San Diego, CA

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Race day photos are loaded under the "Photos" tab. If virtual 5k folks want to sent a pic to the race email we can add those too. 

My sincerest apologies on the lack of the turn around point in today’s race. Unfortunately the gentleman in charge of that position became ill this morning and I did not know till after the race began. In return for this, we will create a discount code for next year’s race, details to be emailed in the future. Please double check the runners results as the initial online search version was in 10 year groups instead of 5 years so you may have actually won 🏅 a place in your age group. Awards will be available for pickup after 7/7 at Gingerbreadman Running Greensburg store. Also if didn’t pick up your packet/ shirt, it will be available at that time as well. Thank you all for your support of the AHA. 

Virtual running can start to sign up again, will extend that option through 7/7.

Early registration closes at 12 AM 7/4; You can register race day at Lynch Field beginning 0715; 25$ except 65 & over/ 19 & under remain 20$; will have an option for you to register on your phone race day & use a credit card, details to follow on site.

Virtual 5K registration is turned off  briefly till after the live 5K is completed & will re-open later in day 7/5, thanks

Early packet pick up & in person registration has  was completed 7/3 from 11am-5pm at Gingerbreadman Running store (5142 Rt 30, Suite 165; Greensburg, PA)

Change of plan on wave starts due to rather large number of walkers so far, please see below.

Photo of course with hill profile is posted under photos, click on July 5th 2021, then course map. Tail end is clipped off but last stretch is flat. 178 ft gain and loss. The course is out and back. PLEASE stay to right half of trail especially in the tunnel and around it's curve to avoid any collisions with potential bikers. Water station is located just before the 1 mile mark going out & little after the 2 mile mark on the way back, please try to get your cups tossed into the barrels downstream. NO running on train tracks please & stay on main part of overpass bridge. We cross one not so busy intersection & the city provided traffic horses but please glance to be sure no vehicles are trying to go around the barriers.

Race date July 5th is a go ! We measured a new course as we could no longer get support for road closures. Final permit signoff to use the 5 Star trail is completed with the RTC & railroad. 

** Plan for race day is National anthem followed by race instructions at 08:25; 4 wave starts: #1- 08:30, runners sub 24 min pace , #2- 0830 + 60sec, runners 24-28 min pace #3 0830 + 120 sec, runners >28 min pace; #4 0830 + 150 sec, walkers

** Special for our 20th edition, all pre-registered by 6/18 will get a moisture wicking shirt

Keep checking back for further updates to field size &/or any COVID-19 instructions.

5K Run & Walk, starts & finishes at Lynch Field, (526 New Alexandria Rd, Greensburg, PA). Benefits the American Heart Association. Team categories available. Overall & age group prizes. Kids Sparkler run is virtual/parent supervised this year; signup at event, get a kids shirt, goodie bag  & medal for 8$, run with your kid at home or in the park. Timing by Gingerbreadman Running. Early packet pickup & late registration at Gingerbreadman Running (5142 Rt 30, Suite 165; Greensburg, PA) tentatively for 7/3,11AM-5PM. Race day registration at Lynch Field 7:00-8:15AM. Should the race be cancelled due to COVID-19, refunds will be given. If race date is moved to a later time, refund is optional if you cannot attend. 

Can't make it?? Run the Freedom Virtual 5K this year, complete your race anytime from 7/1-7/31, email your time to [email protected] & shirt can be picked up at Gingerbreadman running store in Greensburg starting approximately 7/7, check back for further details.

Past results 2018-2020 Runsignup.com 2010-2017: Smileymiles.com & 2002-2009: Runhigh.com   

Race Distances

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Virtual Run or Walk - Individual Age group... Click to Find Out Btn active register yellow
Running-5K - Individual Age group/open Click to Find Out Btn active register yellow
Walking-5K - Individual Age group/open Click to Find Out Btn active register yellow

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Start Location

10182 Telesis Court, Suite 100, San Diego, CA

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