2024 Let Freedom Ring 7.4 & 17.76k

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Points count towards our Year-Long 5k (7.4k), Endurance (17.76k), & Back of the Pack Series.  Points will also count towards our Summer Series.  Find more info about the series here.

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Come enjoy an awesome route on a great American holiday for a great military charity!

(A 7.4k is 4.6 miles and a 17.76k is 11.03 miles)

Walkers and strollers are welcome to attend this event.


Virtual Race Option

We now offer a virtual run option for those who cannot make it on race day.  Find more information about our virtual option on our Virtual Races page.


Runners Receive

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


Charity Information

In partnership with Operation Turbo.  Find out more about their “Boxes of Home.”


Sponsored By:

The St. James

With 450,000 square feet to explore, we’re as committed to your improvement as you are. The St. James Flagship Springfield, VA combines a state-of-the-art sports complex with high-performance workout studios and premier entertainment and lifestyle experiences, so you can pursue your passions without pause.


Race Start Times

17.76k – 7:30am (17.76K has a time limit of 2:45 for completion)

If you think your pace for the 17.76k is near or above 2 1/2 hours, please reach out to BishopsEvents@yahoo.com to arrange an earlier start time as we want to accommodate all runners’ abilities.

7.4k – 7:45am


Registration Fees

7.4k – $30, until June 15 ($35)

17.76k – $60, until June 15 ($65)

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

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before June 19.  We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.


T-Shirt Design


Race Medal Design

Race medal designs can be viewed on the Friday before the race on the Bishops Events Facebook page or our Instagram page.


Course Maps can be found at

This is a single track dirt path for a majority of the route, although it does start and end on pavement. There are rolling hills throughout the scenic routes. Check the course maps page for the elevation gain.

Back of the Pack time: 12:00 (5k/7.4k/10k); 13:00 (half/17.76k)


Live Race Results

Live results will be posted on Athlinks.com.  Additionally, there will be a QR code at the race for you to scan to immediately view your results.  Final race results with series points will be posted to our website on the Monday following your race.

Runner tracking is now available when you sign up for a race with Bishop’s Events. Click on the green SMS button (see example below) at the end of your registration and have your race updates sent to your mobile device as well as those of your friends & family so they can track your race progress.



We award the top 3 men and women overall during our awards ceremony post-race.  We also award the 1st & 2nd place Male and Female in these categories: 19&Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, & 70+.  Runners who place top 3 overall in their race are not eligible to also win their age groups.



We will post any photos taken by staff on our Facebook page by Tuesday after the event.


Social Media Challenge

On Tuesdays, we pick our favorite Instagram or Facebook post from the previous race weekend.  The winner will receive 50% off a future race!  Make sure to tag us in your race photos at:

Instagram:  BishopsEventsLLC

Facebook: BishopsEvents


Packet Pickup

Packet pickup is available at the event.  We recommend arriving one hour before your event start time to check-in.


Race Day Registration

There will be race day registration. Participants will need to arrive approximately one hour before the race to register for the event. T-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed for race day registers.

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


Water Stations

There will be 9 water stations along the 1/2 marathon course at approximately mile markers 0.8, 1.5, 3.5, 4.5, 5.75, 7.35, 8.1, 10.1, & 11.1.  Three water stations will be along the 7.4k course at approximately mile markers 1.1, 3.1, & 5.1.  Gatorade will be available at some water stations.  Water stations are subject to change as deemed necessary.



Restrooms can be located around the park.



Volunteers should arrive approximately 60 minutes before the first race kicks off.  We will assign volunteer tasks on race morning (water station, course marshals, finish line support, etc).  You can find parking information under “Directions to Parking” with a latitude and longitude pin for where to meet.


Weather Policy

We are an all-weather race company (rain or shine or sleet or snow). We will email registered runners and post on social media if the race is cancelled, but this is quite rare, otherwise assume the race is taking place as scheduled.

Weekly weather reports are posted on the Thursday before race weekends on our Facebook page by Chad Merrill with the Hagerstown Almanack.  Race officials may delay, change or postpone the event due to weather conditions.  All registered runners will be notified via email of any changes.  In most cases, a decision is not made until the night before the race, and a decision could come as late as the morning of the event.


Refunds & Transfers

To view our full refund/transfer policy, click here.


Directions to Parking

Use 8780 Lorton Road, Lorton, VA 22079 for directions to Laurel Hill Park Central Green.  The best way to locate this event is via GPS using this latitudinal and longitudinal pin:    38.704576, -77.245999