Freedom Four: Family-Friendly Run/Walk for a Great Cause

Posted on: May 28, 2024

Kick off your Fourth of July with a healthy tradition the whole family can enjoy! The Freedom Four is a 4-mile run/walk that takes you on a scenic route around Lake Ellyn Park and the charming surrounding neighborhood. Whether you’re a seasoned runner chasing a personal record or a casual walker enjoying the fresh air, this event welcomes all ages (5 and up).

More Than Just a Race – Build Community & Give Back
The Freedom Four goes beyond the finish line. It’s about celebrating community spirit and supporting a great cause. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Glen Ellyn Parks Foundation’s Scholarship Fund, ensuring underprivileged families can access recreation and athletic programs offered through the Glen Ellyn Park District.

Mark Your Calendars!

  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024
  • Time: 7:30 am start
  • Location: Lake Ellyn Park (645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn)

Awards and Fun
Compete for top honors! Awards are given to the top two male and female finishers in each age group. Everyone who participates receives a commemorative Freedom Four t-shirt (guaranteed for early bird registrants, while supplies last for others).

Registration is Now Open!
Register online at until 7:30 am on race day! Registration fees are tiered to encourage early sign-ups:

  • Early Bird: $27 (Now-June 24)
  • Regular: $32 (June 25-July 3)
  • Day of Race: $40 (online or in-person)

Join us for a fun and healthy way to kick off your Fourth of July! Register today and be a part of this longstanding tradition.

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