2023 Freedom is Never Free 5k, 10k, & Half
9500 Macarthur Blvd
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
Come enjoy the fast and flat courses at Carderock Recreation Area. They are perfect for PRs!
Walkers and strollers are welcome to attend this event.
Virtual Race Option
We now offer a virtual run option for those who cannot make it on race day. Find more information about our virtual option on our Virtual Races page.
Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event
Benefiting Operation Enduring Warrior
Operation Enduring Warrior is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor, empower and motivate America’s wounded military service members. Our physical, mental and emotional rehabilitative cycle is modeled to overcome adversity and hardship through innovation, teamwork and perseverance; ultimately enabling Wounded Warriors’ lives to go in directions they once thought impossible.
Race Start Times
Half – 8am (Half marathon has a time limit of 3:15 for completion)
10k – 8:15am
5k – 8:30am
5k – $30, until October 31 ($35)
10k – $45, until October 31 ($50)
Half – $65, until October 31 ($70)
***Price will increase on race morning by $5 for each distance
T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before November 1. We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.