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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Enter the Freedom Run in Greenwood on July 4


Every year for the last 41 years, the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, has hosted the 5K Freedom Fest Run on July 4 and this year is no exception. Almost 400 runners come from all over to compete in this event, even runners with strollers and special wheelchairs.

Early entries are due by Noon on July 3rd for $25 plus sign-up fee. Early sign-ups are here.

Entries the day of the race are $35 plus sign-up fee. Sign-in will be at 6am at The Edge, corner of Center and Main Streets. No sign-ups after 6:50am. The race will begin at 7am. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 400 paid pre-registered runners only if received prior to June 18.

According to Tammy Briley, Greenwood Parks Director, in the past, there have been all ages of runners participate as they have different age categories and they come from different areas just to run in this popular race. Some have come from Russellville, Mena, Pea Ridge, Siloam Springs.


The results of last year’s 5K run, it brought in 331 runners with the top finisher from Fort Smith coming in under 19 minutes. The 5K is 3.1 miles, so his time was a little under 6 minutes per mile, which is an impressive 10 miles per hour!

There are even runners over 75 years of age running almost 6 miles per hour. Of course, this runner below looks younger.


Get your entry in early to get your complimentary T-shirt, run with the best and get ready for the Freedom Fest event afterwards.

Then, bring your family and join in with Greenwood’s 41st Annual Freedom Fest activities and ending the evening with fireworks in the night sky.

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