Sat July 4, 2020 Fresno, CA US 93720 Directions
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Woodward Park
7775 N Friant Rd
Fresno, CA US 93720
Welcome to the 18th annual Freedom Run presented by Sierra Challenge Express Running Club! Start off your 4th of July celebrations with a bang and beautiful 4-mile run! The event will take place at Woodward Park with hundreds of acres of trees, geese, and beautiful wildlife. We are sure it will be an adventure! You will enjoy our American flag lined course. We hope to inspire you to race, run or walk at the best of your ability. Motivate your friends, family and fellow competitors to join in. What a way to start one of the most important days of the year for our great country.
We will have 3 different events - something for all ages and levels:
  • 4-mile run: 4 miles on the 4th is a blast! This unique distance involves a race through the pristine setting of Woodward Park and the River Bottom Loop. You will also race past the Shinzen Friendship Garden on your way to the finish line.
  • 2-mile run/walk: A fast course on the road and is stroller friendly.
  • 100 meters and ¼ mile dash for kids: Our little Patriots 8 years of age and under get to join in the fun. Discounted rates for kids!
Location: Woodward Park near the Audubon entrance.  See Course Map tab for more details.
Schedule of Events

July 3rd - Packet Pickup
     Fleet Feet Fresno
     9447 N Fort Washington and Friant Rd
     2:00 - 6:00pm

July 4th - Event Day!
     6:00 - 7:30am - Late packet pickup / late registration
     6:45 - Patriotic and largest team contest
     7:15 - National Anthem
     7:30 - Kids Races Start
     7:45 - 4-mile run
     8:00 - 2-mile run/walk
     8:45 - awards ceremony begins


  1. Be patriotic with 1500 other runners & walkers amidst an American flag lined course
  2. Freedom Run dri fit flag t-shirt – free with registration
  3. 2-mile course is stroller friendly – even the littlest ones can participate
  4. Cold wet towels await you at the finish line
  5. Ample water stations
  6.  Great Drawings including 4 tickets to Disneyland.
  7. Contests for largest team and most patriotic individual (both youth and adult!)
  8. Honor our service men and women
  9. Celebrate our freedom
  10. Burn off your 4th of July apple pie calories before you eat them!

J. K. Lundberg "The Express"
It is the day to stand out and stand up for our great country.  We encourage you to be creative with your team name and outfits for race day.  Below is the 2019 winning team -- this could be you and your friends for 2020!  There will be awards for the largest team – Team members cannot be added on day of race.
Race Contact Info

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

Central Valley Honor Flight Team

Age group awards will go to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in age groups 9-19,20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69,70 and above.

Prize money of $50 will go to 1st place overall, Male / Female for the 4 Mile

$25 will go to 2 Mile run.


2019 T-shirt design, 2020 T-shirt design to be announced.

100% Polyester Dry Fit Shirt!   

Front of shirt!



Back of Shirt!




Raffles and Food Vendors

All participants will have the opportunity to win this years raffle prizes including... 4 Disneyland & Disney California Adventure Park Hopper Tickets for 1 Day, or 5 Days and 4 nights at a luxury resort in Cancun. Includes 4 park hopper tickets, excludes  use during week of Christmas. For Cancun voucher includes one hotel room for 2 adults and 2 children under 12. Must be 30 years of age or older to make reservations. Does not include airfare or food and beverage.

Free Food will include: Watermelon, water and snow cones.





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