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Fun Fourth Freedom Run

July 4, 2024 Greensboro, NC 27401 US Directions



Can I register on race day?

You can register race day if we don't sell out! Visit registration/ packet pickup table prior to race start. 


How can I check to see if I am registered?

Click HERE and enter your name in search box.


What can expect on the course?

The race starts and finishes at Center City Park in the heart of downtown Greensboro. The course continues through Fisher Park along rolling terrain throughout areas of the city. Freedom Run kicks off Greensboro's annual street festival, American block party & fireworks show in First National Bank Stadium. Enjoy all that Greensboro a full day with family, friends and fun!


Can I walk the event?

We love our walkers. We ask walkers to be aware that course time limits are race specific. You must complete the race in 2 hours or less (19 min./mile) as to reopen course, Streets will reopen at 10AM and will have local traffic. Please abide by traffic laws and officers will be on course at busy intersections. If you fall below this pace, we can unfortunately no longer guarantee course support—which is paramount for your safety. Aid stations, medical support, portable toilets, and road closures will start to become unavailable to participants. The local police and race organizers will ask you to reroute to a shorter version of the course or move up onto the sidewalk where you will be required to obey regular traffic laws.


Who can direct me along the course?

We strive to ensure a safe and well-marked course for all participants.  The course will have signage, course monitors and local law enforcement will be present at key intersections and turns. However, course monitors are the only volunteers with course info.  Law enforcement WILL NOT have course info. 


Can my friends and family track me during the event?

Yes!  Family, friends and all can track your progress during the event! We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Fun Fourth Freedom Run. Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

  • GPS Progress Alerts
  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.
  • Live GPS Tracking
  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.
  • Send-a-Cheer
  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.
  • Virtual Results (virtual events only)
  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
  • To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
  • Download the app HERE


What is a pacer? And do I have to pay to run with a pacer?

The role of a pacer is to support you in reaching your goal finish time by keeping to their assigned pace. Pace Groups are FREE. 


How do I know who the pacers are? How do I find the pacers?

Pacers available for the 10K distance only.  Pacers designated by an official pacer shirt, will wear shirts and hold pacer flags indicating race time. You can meet the pacers pre-race at (TBA) 30 minutes prior to the race or look for their flags at the start line.


What are the pace groups for the 10K?

45 (7:15 per mile) 
50 (8:03 per mile) 
55 (8:52 per mile) 
60 (9:40 per mile) 
65 (10:29 per mile) 
75 (12:05 per mile)
Sweeper 5K 
Sweeper 10K 


Where are the aid stations?

Race participants will receive hydration (water and/or electrolytes) at the following course locations:

Water Stop #1 - 5K & 10K

1100 N Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401

Water Stop #2 - 10K only
1208 Country Club Dr, Greensboro, NC 27408

We strongly encourage participants to carry hydration during the event if conditions are hot and humid. Volunteers will remain at a safe distance from participants and ask that you grab your own hydration.


Things to do in the area with family and friends?

Freedom Run kicks off Greensboro's Fun Fourth Festival. Enjoy all that Greensboro a full day with family, friends and fun featuring entertainment!


Are strollers and dogs allowed?

Running baby strollers are allowed but must have a minimum of 6″ wheels. We love furry friends, but we ask that they stay at home during the event.

What are my options if a "live" event is postponed or cancelled?

In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. 


Can I use inline skates?

We do not allow, bicycles, inline skates or any means of transportation other than running, walking or wheelchairs.  Race Director reserves the right to reject any entry or to remove any participant from the race course without explanation.








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