Sat July 15, 2023 Downs, IL 61736 US Directions



$35 $30 8:00AM CDT Price increases after July 10, 2023 at 11:59pm CDT

1 Mile Walk - Untimed

$35 $30 8:00AM CDT Price increases after July 10, 2023 at 11:59pm CDT
Free Option available (no shirt)

Kids Fun Run

$10 9:30AM CDT Registration ends July 15, 2023 at 9:30am CDT
Open to ages 1 - 10.


505 E. Washington
Downs, IL US 61736

Shirt Options

Register by JUNE 27 to be guaranteed a shirt!!! 


Each year our race committee does our best to make our event better than it was last year! 

Just like 2022, we are planning to keep the 2023 party at the finish line and truly celebrate all of our participants!  We will finish the 5k and 1 mile walk course with a lap around the high school track, as in years past (prior to the school construction projects). 

New to the Downs Freedom Run? Enjoy one of the flattest 5k courses in the area, with a route that runs through our community with cheering spectators to greet you along the way. Get festive and be ready to have a fun morning - this is one you don’t want to miss! 

As always, any Downs Freedom Run proceeds are re-invested in the local community. Over the years we have installed a new drinking fountain/water bottle refill station at Dooley Park; provided grants to local, small businesses struggling from Covid-19 impacts; supported the Downs 4th of July celebration; as well as provided support for other causes that help our village. Proceeds from the 2023 race will go toward the Downs Fireworks as well as the Dooley Park Bathroom project.  

Race Day Information

You can pick up your bib and packet on Friday, July 14th from 4-7 pm or Saturday (race morning) from 7 am-8 am. 
Pickup is at the Tri-Valley Middle School, 505 E. Washington Street, Downs. 

Click here for a map of our certified course. 
We will have one water table along the course with grab-and-go water bottles. 

Results can be found here
Awards will be presented on the track at 9:15 am for the top 3 finishers in each age category. 

Our Kids Fun Run on the track will begin after the Awards (approx. 9:30 am). 
We will release runners by age for their own 400m run. 

Parking is available at the Tri-Valley High School lot and the Elementary School lot. 


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

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