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Freedom 5K/10K Celebration @ Independence Bank

Thu July 4, 2024 Paducah, KY 42001 US Directions



$35 - $40 8:00AM CDT
Events: Freedom 5k Walk Freedom 10k Walk


$35 - $40 8:00AM CDT
Events: Freedom 5k Run Freedom 10k Run


$35 - $40 8:00AM CDT
Events: Freedom 5k Ruck Freedom 10k Ruck


Independence Bank - Midtown, Paducah
3143 Broadway St.
Paducah, KY US 42001


Before you go out to celebrate on the 4th of July... spend the morning getting some healthy exercise in a fun family environment! The inaugural Freedom 5k/10k at Independence Bank in Paducah KY, invites you to bring out the family to run, walk, and cheer your way into the holiday! All participants will receive great patriotic race gear, and fun awards will be given out for overall and age group winners at each distance. There will even be door prizes available to family members and supporters!

All collected donations and a portion of race proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project ( WWP creates and funds programs that help wounded veterans get back on track and become positive forces in their communities. Please help us reach our goal of $7000 to give just a little back to those who gave so much for us.

Both 5k and 10k races will begin at 8m. Participants will gather in the Independence Bank parking lot on Buckner and Labelle Ave (Midtown Paducah, across from the Coke Plant) and head down Jefferson towards the flood wall. The 5k race will turn around close to Fountain avenue, and the 10k will continue until the turn around point (see course maps for details). Both races will finish back at the bank with high energy, music, friends and awards!
The race cut off is 10:30am, so walkers are welcome to participate!

3 Divisions You Can Sign Up For

WALK: Sign up in the "Walk" division, and go for a great non-competitive morning walk. You can sign up for either distance. Note: there will be no awards given in the walking division.

RUN: The "Run" division is what you would see at most races. While you don't have to run competitively to sign up in this division, there are awards given for overall and age group finishers. The Run division is available in both 5k and 10k distances.

RUCK: The Ruck division requires you to wear a weighted vest or pack (Not provided at the race. You must bring your own). You can Ruck at any pace, and there are overall awards for both the 5k and 10k distances. *** RUCK WEIGHT: If you weigh under 150lbs you will have to wear a minimum of a 20lbs weighted ruck. If you weight over 150lbs you are required to wear a 30lbs minimum ruck.


Race Contact Info

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5K and 10k AWARD Groups

Overall Male and Female: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place

Male and Female 1st Place Masters (40+), 

Male and Female 1st Place Grandmasters (50+), 

Male and Female Age Group 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place

Age Groups:  Under 15,  15-19,   20-29,   30-39,   40-49,   50-59,   60+ 


5k and 10k Award Groups

Overall (Regardless of Gender) 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place


There are no awards for placement in the walking division


5k Course Map

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10K Course Map

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Inclement Weather

This is a rain or shine event. In the event of lightening or possibly other extreme weather, we will postpone the start of the race and do our best to get it started again. There are no refunds if the event must be cancelled, but we will strive to offer discount vouchers for the next race. 


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