931 South Commercial Street, Emporia, Kansas, United States

Start Date

09/11/2020

Activities: Virtual race, Running race, Gravel grinder, 5K (3.1 Miles), 10 Miles, 16 Miles, 40 Miles

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Emporia Freedom Fest is a series of outdoor events bringing together people of all ages to enjoy the outdoors, exercise, and honor all Veterans and their families and support the beautiful All Veterans Memorial and Park. 

2020 brings new challenges and opportunities to honor all Veterans and support the All Vets Memorial Park.

Individuals can select either a virtual or a traditional in-person option for the LCSB 5K and the Gravel City Adventure Freedom Rides (on site will run in staggered start times and have a limited number of spots). The EANGKS 10-mile Ruck march will only be offered virtually, while both rounds of the Dynamic Discs Freedom Fest Open will be played at Soden’s Grove that day. Due to the proximity close contact within the Spur Challenge, it will be postponed until 2021.

Due to the formatting of events, all categories will be for participation only. Typically, events are timed, and awards are given accordingly. This year, everyone who registers will be entered into a drawing to win prizes – including gift certificates sponsored by Lyon County State Bank and hand-crafted trophies created by the Welding Department at Flint Hills Technical College.

Major Changes for Onsite Events:

There will be no day of registration this year. Please register online or contact the Emporia Main Street office (620) 340-6430.
-The 5K/1mile event will begin at 8 am. Groups of 25 will start at 8 and go every 15 minutes. Participants will receive an email the week of the event with their approximate start time. 
-The 16/40 mile rides will begin at 9 am. Groups of 25 will start at 9 and go every 15 minutes. Participants will receive an email the week of the event with their approximate start time. 
-Please do not arrive much in advance of your start time.
-Participants must wear a mask until they are out on course.
-Social Distancing must be followed.
-Participants will be able to pick up their packets at Emporia Main Street on November 5th and 6th between noon and 5pm.

Virtual Events:

-Participants can register and complete between now and November 11th
-If you are not in the local area, we can mail your packet to you.
-Please make sure to send in your times and participation photos to mainstreet2@emporia-kansas.gov

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. Emporia Freedom Fest Virtual 5K Freedom Run/Walk- Adult (12+)

    Your virtual Freedom Run/Walk is a great way to pick your time and location to finish your 5K. We just have one request - that sometime during your run you start at, pass by or finish at your local Veterans memorial, park or significant site that honors our Veterans. Once you are done simply submit your 1. Time, distance and date 2. A photo of at your Veterans memorial/park To emscommunitydevelopment@emporia-Kansas.gov All participants receive our very cool shirt AND a chance to win some great prizes to include one of our six custom trophies (made from old tank parts) and Emporia Main Street gift certificates. We will post your pics on our Social media pages and times on our website.
    Activity Starts: 9/11/2020 08:45 - Activity Ends: 12/11/2020 11:11
    Registration opens : 9/11/2020 09:45
    Activity type: Virtual race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Freedom Fest Participant T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 9/11/2020 09:45
      Registration closes : 11/11/2020 14:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  2. Emporia Freedom Fest Virtual 5K Freedom Run/Walk - Kids (Under 12 only)

    Your virtual run/walk is a great way to pick your time and location to finish your 5K. We just have one request - that sometime during your run you start at, pass by or finish at your local Veterans memorial, park or significant site that honors our Veterans. Once you are done simply submit your 1. Time, distance and date 2. A photo of at your Veterans memorial/park To emscommunitydevelopment@emporia-Kansas.gov All participants have a chance to win some great prizes to include one of our six custom trophies (made from old tank parts) and Emporia Main Street gift certificates. We will post your pics on our Social media pages and times on our website. Note: Kids price of $10 does not include the event shirt.
    Activity Starts: 9/11/2020 08:45 - Activity Ends: 11/11/2020 11:11
    Registration opens : 9/11/2020 09:45
    Activity type: Virtual race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 9/11/2020 09:45
      Registration closes : 11/11/2020 12:11
      Race fee : $10.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  3. Emporia Freedom Fest Traditional 5K Freedom Run/Walk (on-site) Adult (12+)

    Your on-site 5K run/walk is a great way to enjoy the outdoors as you cross the river at our Start/Finish line and run down our famous rural gravel roads into the Flint Hills. New COVID safety Rules: 1. We will have a wave start. 15 runners will depart every 30 minutes. 2. After registration you will receive an email within five days with your report time, start time where to park, when to warm up and what to do at the end of your run. 3. No awards ceremony this year. BUT all participants receive our very cool shirt, medal AND a chance to win some great prizes to include one of our six custom trophies (made from old tank parts) and Emporia Main Street gift certificates. We will post your start, race, and finish pics on our Social media pages and times on our website.
    Activity Starts: 11/7/2020 08:00 - Activity Ends: 11/7/2020 16:00
    Registration opens : 9/11/2020 09:45
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 9/11/2020 09:45
      Registration closes : 11/6/2020 11:50
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  4. Emporia Freedom Fest Traditional 5K Freedom Run/Walk (on-site) Kids (under 12)

    Your on-site 5K run/walk is a great way to enjoy the outdoors as you cross the river at our Start/Finish line and run down our famous rural gravel roads into the Flint Hills. This event, due to COVID is now self-timing for 2020. New COVID safety Rules: 1. We will have a wave start. 15 runners will depart every 30 minutes. 2. After registration you will receive an email within five days with your report time, start time where to park, when to warm up and what to do at the end of your run. 3. No awards ceremony this year. BUT all participants have a chance to win some great prizes to include one of our six custom trophies (made from old tank parts) and Emporia Main Street gift certificates. We will post your start, race, and finish pics on our Social media pages and times on our website. NOTE: Kids price $10 does not include the promotional shirt.
    Activity Starts: 11/7/2020 08:00 - Activity Ends: 11/7/2020 16:00
    Registration opens : 9/11/2020 09:45
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 9/11/2020 09:45
      Registration closes : 11/6/2020 11:50
      Race fee : $10.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  5. Emporia Freedom Fest Virtual Only EANGKS 10 Miler (12+ only)

    Your virtual EANGKS 10 Miler is a chance to push yourself whether you are preparing for the Army Ten Miler, a marathon or just to get in a few extra miles. Want an even greater challenge? See if you can meet our Air Assault standards and do our 12 mile Ruck march option. Simply wear a backpack or Ruck weighing at least 30 lbs and go 12miles in under three hours. If possible, please include on your route tour local Veterans Memorial or park. Once you are done simply submit your 1. Time, distance and date 2. A photo of you during or at the end of your event to: emscommunitydevelopment@emporia-Kansas.gov All participants receive our very cool shirt, medal AND a chance to win some great prizes to include one of our six custom trophies (made from old tank parts) and Emporia Main Street gift certificates. We will post your pics on our Social media pages and times on our website. Your virtual run/walk is a great way to pick your time and location to finish your five 5K. We just have one request - that sometime during your run you start at, pass by or finish at your local Veterans memorial, park or significant site that honors our Veterans. Once you are done simply submit your 1. Time and date 2. A photo of you at your Veterans memorial/park To emscommunitydevelopment@emporia-Kansas.gov All participants receive our very cool shirt, medal AND a chance to win some great prizes to include one of our six custom trophies (made from old tank parts) and Emporia Main Street gift certificates. We will post your pics on our Social media pages and times on our website.
    Activity Starts: 9/11/2020 08:45 - Activity Ends: 11/11/2021 10:50
    Registration opens : 9/11/2020 09:45
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 9/11/2020 09:45
      Registration closes : 11/11/2020 12:11
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  6. Emporia Freedom Fest Virtual Gravel City Adventure and Supply 16 Miler Freedom Ride Adult (12+)

    Your virtual Freedom Ride is a great way to pick your time and location to finish your 16 Miler. We just have one request - that sometime during your run you start at, pass by or finish at your local Veterans memorial, park or significant site that honors our Veterans. Once you are done simply submit your 1. Time, distance and date 2. A photo of at your Veterans memorial/park To emscommunitydevelopment@emporia-Kansas.gov All participants receive our very cool shirt and a chance to win some great prizes to include one of our six custom trophies (made from old tank parts) and Emporia Main Street gift certificates. We will post your pics on our Social media pages and times on our website.
    Activity Starts: 9/11/2020 08:45 - Activity Ends: 11/11/2021 10:50
    Registration opens : 9/11/2020 09:42
    Activity type: Gravel grinder
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 9/11/2020 09:42
      Registration closes : 11/11/2020 12:11
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  7. Emporia Freedom Fest Virtual Gravel City Adventure and Supply 16 Miler Freedom Ride Kids (Under 12)

    Your virtual Freedom Ride is a great way to pick your time and location to finish your 16 Miler. We just have one request - that sometime during your ride you start at, pass by or finish at your local Veterans memorial, park or significant site that honors our Veterans. Once you are done simply submit your 1. Time, distance and date 2. A photo of at your Veterans memorial/park To emscommunitydevelopment@emporia-Kansas.gov All participants have a chance to win some great prizes to include one of our six custom trophies (made from old tank parts) and Emporia Main Street gift certificates. We will post your pics on our Social media pages and times on our website. Note: Kids price ($10) does not include the event shirt.
    Activity Starts: 9/11/2020 08:45 - Activity Ends: 11/11/2020 10:50
    Registration opens : 9/11/2020 09:45
    Activity type: Gravel grinder
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 9/11/2020 09:45
      Registration closes : 11/11/2020 12:11
      Race fee : $10.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  8. Emporia Freedom Fest Traditional Gravel City Adventure & Supply 16 Miler Freedom Ride Adult (12+)

    Only 100 slots this year! Your on-site Freedom Ride is a great way to enjoy the outdoors as you cross the river at our Start/Finish line and ride down our famous rural gravel roads into the Flint Hills. This event, due to COVID is now self-timing for 2020. New COVID safety Rules: 1. We will have a wave start. 15 riders will depart every 30 minutes. 2. After registration, you will receive an email within five days with your report time, start time where to park, when to warm up and what to do at the end of your run. 3. No awards ceremony this year. BUT all participants receive our very cool shirt AND a chance to win some great prizes to include one of our six custom trophies (made from old tank parts) and Emporia Main Street gift certificates. We will post your start, race, and finish pics on our Social media pages and times on our website. Please send us info and pic of who you are participating in honor of and we'll post this to our FB page and website as well prior to the event.
    Activity Starts: 11/7/2020 08:00 - Activity Ends: 11/7/2020 16:00
    Registration opens : 9/11/2020 09:42
    Activity type: Gravel grinder
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 9/11/2020 09:42
      Registration closes : 11/6/2020 11:45
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  9. Emporia Freedom Fest Traditional (on-site) Gravel City Adventure and Supply 16 Miler Freedom Ride Kids (Under 12)

    Only 100 slots this year! Your on-site Freedom Ride is a great way to enjoy the outdoors as you cross the river at our Start/Finish line and ride down our famous rural gravel roads into the Flint Hills. This event, due to COVID is now self-timing for 2020. New COVID safety Rules: 1. We will have a wave start. 15 riders will depart every 30 minutes. 2. After registration, you will receive an email within five days with your report time, start time where to park, when to warm up and what to do at the end of your run. 3. No awards ceremony this year. BUT all participants have a chance to win some great prizes to include one of our six custom trophies (made from old tank parts) and Emporia Main Street gift certificates. We will post your start, race, and finish pics on our Social media pages and times on our website. Send us your ride picks and a pic of who you are honoring (Veteran/family member etc) We will post your pics on our Social media pages and times on our website. Note: Kids price ($10) does not include the event shirt.
    Activity Starts: 11/7/2020 09:00 - Activity Ends: 11/7/2020 16:00
    Registration opens : 9/11/2020 11:36
    Activity type: Gravel grinder
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 9/11/2020 11:36
      Registration closes : 11/6/2020 11:45
      Race fee : $10.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  10. Emporia Freedom Fest Virtual 40 Miler Gravel City Adventure and Supply Freedom Ride (Adult 12+)

    Your virtual Eisenhower Freedom Ride is a great way to pick your time and location to finish your 40 Miler. We just have one request - that sometime during your ride you start at, pass by or finish at your local Veterans memorial, park or significant site that honors our Veterans. Once you are done simply submit your 1. Time, distance and date 2. A photo of at your Veterans memorial/park To emscommunitydevelopment@emporia-Kansas.gov All participants receive our very cool shirt AND a chance to win some great prizes to include one of our six custom trophies (made from old tank parts) and Emporia Main Street gift certificates. We will post your pics on our Social media pages and times on our website.
    Activity Starts: 9/11/2020 09:00 - Activity Ends: 11/11/2020 11:11
    Registration opens : 9/11/2020 11:36
    Activity type: Gravel grinder
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 9/11/2020 11:36
      Registration closes : 11/11/2020 12:11
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  11. Emporia Freedom Fest Traditional Gravel City Adventure and Supply 40 Miler Freedom Ride (Adult 12+)

    Only 100 slots this year! Your on-site Freedom Ride is a great way to enjoy the outdoors as you cross the river at our Start/Finish line and ride down our famous rural gravel roads into the Flint Hills. This event, due to COVID is now self-timing for 2020. New COVID safety Rules: 1. We will have a wave start. 15 riders will depart every 30 minutes. 2. After registration, you will receive an email within five days with your report time, start time where to park, when to warm up and what to do at the end of your run. 3. No awards ceremony this year. BUT all participants receive our very cool shirt AND a chance to win some great prizes to include one of our six custom trophies (made from old tank parts) and Emporia Main Street gift certificates. We will post your start, race, and finish pics on our Social media pages and times on our website. Please send us your ride picks and a pic of who you are honoring (Veteran/family member etc) We will post your pics on our Social media pages and times on our website.
    Activity Starts: 11/7/2020 08:00 - Activity Ends: 11/7/2020 16:00
    Registration opens : 9/11/2020 09:45
    Activity type: Gravel grinder
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 9/11/2020 09:45
      Registration closes : 11/6/2020 17:00
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  12. Emporia Freedom Fest Traditional Gravel City Adventure and Supply 40 Miler Freedom Ride (Kids Under 12)

    Only 100 slots this year! Your on-site Freedom Ride is a great way to enjoy the outdoors as you cross the river at our Start/Finish line and ride down our famous rural gravel roads into the Flint Hills. This event, due to COVID is now self-timing for 2020. New COVID safety Rules: 1. We will have a wave start. 15 riders will depart every 30 minutes. 2. After registration, you will receive an email within five days with your report time, start time where to park, when to warm up and what to do at the end of your run. 3. No awards ceremony this year. BUT all participants have a chance to win some great prizes to include one of our six custom trophies (made from old tank parts) and Emporia Main Street gift certificates. We will post your start, race, and finish pics on our Social media pages and times on our website. Please send us your ride picks and a pic of who you are honoring (Veteran/family member etc) We will post your pics on our Social media pages and times on our website. Note: Kids price ($10) does not include the event shirt.
    Activity Starts: 11/7/2020 08:00 - Activity Ends: 11/7/2020 16:00
    Registration opens : 9/11/2020 11:36
    Activity type: Gravel grinder
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 9/11/2020 11:36
      Registration closes : 11/6/2020 17:00
      Race fee : $10.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  13. Emporia Freedom Fest Virtual Gravel City Adventure and Supply 40 Miler Freedom Ride KIDS (under 12)

    Your virtual Eisenhower Freedom Ride is a great way to pick your time and location to finish your 40 Miler. We just have one request - that sometime during your ride you start at, pass by or finish at your local Veterans memorial, park or significant site that honors our Veterans. Once you are done simply submit your 1. Time, distance and date 2. A photo of at your Veterans memorial/park To emscommunitydevelopment@emporia-Kansas.gov All participants have a chance to win some great prizes to include one of our six custom trophies (made from old tank parts) and Emporia Main Street gift certificates. We will post your pics on our Social media pages and times on our website. Note: Kids price ($10) does not include the event shirt.
    Activity Starts: 9/11/2020 08:45 - Activity Ends: 11/11/2020 11:11
    Registration opens : 9/11/2020 11:36
    Activity type: Gravel grinder
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 9/11/2020 11:36
      Registration closes : 11/11/2020 12:11
      Race fee : $10.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  14. Command Sergeant Majors Challenge: Four Lyon County Veterans Memorial Rides in Four Weeks!

    Four Rides in Four Weeks (30 days)! If you can get to Lyon County Kansas we hope you'll try all four of these rides to each of our special Veterans Memorials. The clock starts the day you finish your first race. Challenge is open from 9/11/20 to 9/11/21! Upon completion of all Four rides participants will receive the Command Sergeant Major of the Kansas Army National Guard personal challenge coin. Participants who finish all four rides the same day will receive an additional Kansas Proud! framed certificate. Routes: (see our Freedom Fest Website for the official route links and detailed information) Ride #1: Bushon/North Lyon County Veterans Memorial Ride Ride #2: Olpe/South Lyon County Veterans Memorial Ride Ride #3: Hartford Veterans Memorial Ride Ride #4: Emporia Community Veterans Memorial Ride Post Ride Requirements: Send a screen shot or email from your Ride software showing your route, time and completion day. We would also love a photo of you at each memorial to share on our site/social media! See emporiafreedomfest.org to learn more about the CSM 4 Memorials in 4 Weeks Challenge! Once we receive all four of your photos/ride information we'll send you your CSM Challenge Coin. If you complete the same day challenge we'll also include the official completion ceritificate.
    Activity Starts: 9/11/2020 08:45 - Activity Ends: 11/11/2021 23:11
    Registration opens : 9/11/2020 09:45
    Activity type: Virtual race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): CSM Challenge Coin
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 9/11/2020 09:45
      Registration closes : 11/11/2020 12:11
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


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