Freedom Run

Next date: Thursday, July 04, 2024 | 07:00 AM to 09:00 AM

runners passing through Pflumm Road intersection in Old Town

Lenexa Freedom Run logo Start Independence Day off with a bang! Whether you are a walker, seasoned runner or somewhere in between, we are excited to have you join thousands in Old Town Lenexa for our USATF-certified 5K or 10K.

Please note: Walkers and those pushing strollers should register for the 5K only.

Sign up in advance to guarantee your race day T-shirt size.

Registration and packet pickup

Fees

  • April 1–May 19, 2024: $28
  • May 20–June 20, 2024: $33
  • June 21–July 2, 2024: $38
  • July 3–4, 2024: $45

T-shirt is included with registration and provided during packet pickup.


Registration

Online

Register online

In person

  • Advance registration. Visit the Lenexa Rec Center (17201 W. 87th St. Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66219). Hours are 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Event day registration. Visit the Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak St, Lenexa KS 66215, from 5:30–6:30 a.m.

By mail

Fill out the registration form(PDF, 294KB) and mail it with your registration fees to Lenexa Rec Center, 17201 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, KS 66219


Packet pickup

There are two options for picking up your race packet:

  • July 3, 2023: from 3 p.m.–7 p.m. at the Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak St., Lenexa, KS 66215
  • July 4, 2023: from 5:30–6:45 a.m. at the Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak St., Lenexa, KS 66215

Family or friends are allowed to pick up your packet for you. They will need to provide your last name for verification.

Course and road closure maps

You can participate in either our 5K or 10K course. Both are flat, fully traffic-controlled and USATF certified.

5K route map

Freedom Run 5K Route Map

10K route map

Freedom Run 10K Map

Road closures

Several roads in the Old Town area will be closed on July 4 for the Freedom Run and Community Days Parade.

Road closures map(PDF, 138KB)

Frequently asked questions

What time should I arrive on race day?

The race begins promptly at 7 a.m., so you should allow plenty of time for parking and packet pickup. We recommend arriving no later than 6:30 a.m.

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?

Family or friends are allowed to pick up your packet for you. They will need to provide your last name for verification.

Where do I park?

You can park in the Lenexa Community Center lot and on various streets in the Old Town area. Please refer to our road closure map(PDF, 138KB) when deciding where to park, as many streets are blocked off in preparation for the parade following the race.

Where are the starting and finish lines?

The starting line is located on the north side of the train tracks in Old Town, just east of Santa Fe Trail Drive and Pflumm Road.

The finish line is located at 93rd Street and Pflumm Road, south of the Lenexa Community Center.

What are the courses like?

Both the 5K and 10K courses are certified and marked at the 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-mile marks. The courses overlap, and the split for the 10K course is at the 2.7-mile marker on Santa Fe Trail Drive at 95th Street.

We provide water sprays at several locations throughout the course and water aid stations at three locations:

  • 99th Street and Alden Street
  • West of Santa Fe Trail Drive on 95th Street
  • Finish line

Restrooms are provided in three locations:

  • Start line
  • Alden Street and Santa Fe Trail Drive
  • Finish line

Do I have to choose between the 5K and 10K course ahead of time?

Yes. You must choose your distance when you register. You may change your distance before the race but not during or after the race. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the course before your run it and follow the arrows and signs.

How is the event timed?

Your race bib contains an electronic chip, which will be used for results and timing. Electronic pads are located at the start and finish line.

Do I need to wear my numbered bib?

Yes. Your electronic timing chip is located in your bib, and we use the bib numbers to identify registered runners for pictures and other backup information.

If your bib number does not correspond with your timing chip or computer time printout, please notify us immediately so we can make those corrections.

What if it rains?

We will hold the race in the rain. If the weather becomes unsafe (severe weather, thunderstorms, etc.), we reserve the right to postpone or cancel the race.

May I run/walk with my dog or baby stroller?

We do not allow dogs, other than service animals.

You are welcome to run or walk with a baby stroller, but please stay near the back of the pack to ensure everyone’s safety.

When are results posted?

We post the race results as soon as they are available after the race. You can also request a personal printout at the finish line. We post results to our website within two hours of the completion of the race.

How do I find my finish line photo?

We will have finish line photos available within one week of the race. The photo results will match your gun time, rather than the electronic chip time.

Finish line photos

Awards and photos

Contest results 2023

Finish line photos

We give awards in 15 categories, based on electronic chip times. Race time receipts are available at the end of the event.

We give out awards once we can finalize the race results at the end of the event. If you are unable to stay for the awards and are a winner in one of the categories, you may pick up your award at the Lenexa Rec Center up to two weeks after the race.

5K awards

We give plaques for first place and medals for second and third place in the following age categories:

  • 13 and under
  • 14 to 17
  • 18 to 20
  • 21 to 24
  • 25 to 29
  • 30 to 39
  • 40 to 49
  • 50 to 59
  • 60 to 69
  • 70 to 79
  • 80 and older

10K awards

We give plaques for first place and medals for second and third place in the following age categories:

  • 17 and under
  • 18 to 20
  • 21 to 24
  • 25 to 29
  • 30 to 39
  • 40 to 49
  • 50 to 59
  • 60 to 69
  • 70 to 79
  • 80 and older

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Event sponsors

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Community Builder Sponsors

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Event status

To find out whether an event is canceled or delayed, check our notification line below or call 913.477.7170.

When

  • Thursday, July 04, 2024 | 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Location

Old Town Lenexa, Santa Fe Trail Drive & Pflumm Road, Lenexa, KS, 66215, View Map

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