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Great Western Freedom 4 Great Western Freedom 4

Great Western Freedom 4

July 4, 2019 - July 4, 2019

LeRoy Oakes
37 W 700 Dean St.
St. Charles, IL 60175

Registration is open for runners and walkers who wish to participate in the 2019 July 4th Great Western Freedom 4 at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles. The competitive 4-mile race is on a USATF certified course and is part of the Fox River Trail Runners Circuit, awards will be issued overall and by age groups. The 2-mile scenic walk is suited for the whole family to enjoy. Performance t-shirts are guaranteed to the first 150 registered runners and cotton t-shirts are given to the next 150 runners and walkers. The Kids Dash offers races & activities for children 12 and under. Each child receives a small participation gift and awards are given to the winners in several age categories. Runners and walkers can pre-register at Runners pre-registration is $28 until May 30, $30 from June 1-June 30. A $3 pre-registration race discount is offered to Fox River Trail Runners, Dick Pond Fast Track, CARA, Fast Track Race Team, and Performance Runner members through June 30. Only 1 discount per person. Walkers can pre-registration for $20, children 9 & under are free for the walk only. No pre-registration is required for the Kids Dash. Walk ins are welcome on event day, fees are $35 for runners, $25 for walkers and $5 for the Kids Dash. Check in starts at 6:30 am, race and walk start at 8:00 am. Kids Dash registration continues until 8:30 am and races start about 9:00 am. All proceeds benefit Lazarus House, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Emergency Shelter, Center for Transitional Living, and Outreach Program for men, women, and children who are homeless or in crisis from Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, or western rural Kane County.

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