2022 Freedom is Never Free 5k, 10k, & Half

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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)

***Price will increase on race morning by $5 for each distance

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before November 2.  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.  You may also use these GPS coordinates (38.972451, -77.198889) that will get you to the park.  Another address to use is for the Naval Warfare Surface Center (9500 Macarthur Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817). This is across Clara Barton Parkway from Carderock.