Run for Freedom 5K & Fun Run

Saturday October 7th, 2023

Aiken, SC

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The Bridge 2 Home is a non-profit in Aiken, SC that supports girls who have been victims of sex trafficking. Take a healthy step for you and these young girls by giving them a safe place to live and heal. Find out more about this important cause at www.thebridge2home.com.

Run, walk, or roll in our 2nd annual 5K race! A 1-mile fun run is also offered for the kids. Strollers, wheelchairs, and friendly pets are welcome, but please line up in the back at the starting line. No bicycles or skates.

Donations: If you prefer to donate to this great cause and skip the sweaty part, click the pink DONATE button above!  For other methods of donating cash or supplies/prizes for the race, call/text the # below. We appreciate you!

Prizes for 5K: Men and women each have the following age categories with prizes for 1st place and ribbons for 2nd and 3rd: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and up. 1st through 3rd overall winners for men and for women will receive surprise prizes donated by generous donors.

Team Prize: Create a team to group participants as well as anyone who just wants to donate. Team who brings in the most money (including race registration fees) gets a prize! Call/text # below for help creating a team.

1-Mile Fun Run: Free! For kids 9 and under who aren't ready for the 5K yet, encourage healthy habits early by running or fast walking this 1-mile course on the paved track around the park. Register online by 9/24 to receive t-shirt as participation prize. It starts at 10:00 a.m. Plan on wearing the race t-shirt provided at check-in.

Celebrate, Play, and Learn: During the race, music and games are available for all participants and spectators to enjoy for free. Snacks and drinks will be available for CASH purchase and will benefit The Bridge 2 Home or sponsoring organizations. Plenty of water provided for free.

Registration for 5K: Early-birds are guaranteed a t-shirt! Now through 9/24, register for $35. Cost goes up to $40 on 9/25. Late registration is 9/25 through race day. Check-In: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. on race day in the park outside of Odell Weeks Activity Center. For registration help, instructions are here: https://www.thebridge2home.com/registration-instructions/.

Race Course: Start at the Odell Weeks Activity Center (Virginia Acres Park), 1700 Whiskey Rd, Aiken, SC 29803
The course is on paved streets in neighborhoods behind the park, mostly flat. See race map here: https://www.thebridge2home.com/race-route/

Water station will be at 1.5 mile mark.
Race directors and the Department of Public Safety will be stationed throughout the race and at intersections, so even young runners can safely stay on course.

Contact Information: For questions, help, or for donation pickup, call/text Raquel at 314-807-6694

Race Distances

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1-Mile Fun Run for age 9 and under Click to Find Out Register »
Run for Freedom 5K & Fun Run Click to Find Out Register »

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Start Location

Odell Weeks Activity Center, Aiken, SC

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