2020 Freedom is Never Free 5k, 10k, & Half

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This event is an in-person race and all waves will be under a 50-person limit. We will send more wave info out the day before the race, as needed. Limited t-shirts will be available for those who register within 12 days of the race. We encourage participants to bring their own water. Masks are expected during check-in, but are not expected during the actual race.  We do recommend keeping them on you and make sure to maintain 6ft of social distancing whenever possible.

Points count towards 5k, 10k, Endurance & Back of the Pack Series.  Points will also count towards the Fall Series. Find more info about the series here.

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Runners Receive:

Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event

Benefiting Operation Enduring Warrior

Operation Enduring Warrior is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor, empower and motivate America’s wounded military service members. Our physical, mental and emotional rehabilitative cycle is modeled to overcome adversity and hardship through innovation, teamwork and perseverance; ultimately enabling Wounded Warriors’ lives to go in directions they once thought impossible.

Come enjoy the fast and flat courses at Carderock Recreation Area.  They are perfect for PRs!

Walkers and strollers are welcome to attend this event.

Now offering a virtual run option for those who cannot make it on race day.  You will receive a medal.

Want to upgrade your technical short sleeve shirt to a long sleeve tech shirt or hooded sweatshirt?  Just add the option to your cart during checkout.  This option closes on our guaranteed t-shirt cutoff date 12 days before the event.

 

Race Start Times

Half – 8am

10k – 8:15am

5k – 8:30am

 

Registration Fees

5k – $25, until October 31 ($30)

10k – $40, until October 31 ($45)

Half – $60, until October 31 ($65)

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before October 28.  We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.

 

Course Maps can be found at:

https://bishopsevents.com/carderock-recreation-area/

 

Packet Pickup

At the event (one hour before the race starts)

 

Race Day Registration

There will NOT be race day registration.  The park service does not allow it.

 

Directions to Parking

There is parking within the recreation area.  There are four parking lots at Carderock.  The best address to use is for the Naval Warfare Surface Center (9500 Macarthur Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817).  You may also use these GPS coordinates (38.972451, -77.198889) that will get you to the park.  This is across Clara Barton Parkway from Carderock.  If you google search Carderock Recreation Area, it takes you to a different location, so please use the address provided.

 

 

Weather Forecast (Updated on Tuesday before the race)

Starting with our races for the last weekend of August, the meteorologist/weather prognosticator for the Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack will be providing weather forecasts for our races! You check them out here. The most recent video will include the latest weather forecasts for Bishop’s Events