Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run

Join the biggest event of the running season and help the Park District raise money for scholarships! Last year, over $2,000 was raised to help provide recreation opportunities for families in Glen Ellyn. The Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run is open to ages 5 & up. A Freedom Four™ t-shirt is guaranteed to every early bird registration. Participants registering after early bird registration receive t-shirts while supplies last. Awards are presented to the top two male and female finishers in each age division at around 8:30am at the Glen Ellyn Park District’s Mobile Stage.

Event Date: Thursday, July 4, 2019
NEW Race Start Time: 7:30am “sharp”
Location: Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn


Please register at the following link:
Registrations will not be accepted at any Park District office.


  • Early Bird Registration (Now – June 27): $25 per Person
  • Regular Registration (June 28 – July 4 at 7:30am): $30 per Person


Early Bird registered participants can pick up their race packets at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center on Saturday, June 29 from 10am to 5pm. Day-of-race registration and packet pick up begins at 6 am and ends at 7:30 am at Lake Ellyn Park.


Results from the 2019 Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run will be posted here.


The Glen Ellyn Park District is looking to improve the 2019 course based on feedback received from runners. Please look for a new map in April/May.

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!

Holes & Knolls
DuPage Medical Group
Ackerman SFC
Club Pilates Glen Ellyn
Sunset Pool
Saylor & Murphy

About the Scholarship Fund

The Glen Ellyn Park District recognizes there are community residents who may suffer, at any time, from economic setbacks that might preclude their participation in Park District programs. For this reason, the Park District established a scholarship fund enabling low income individuals and families to participate in recreational programs. The scholarship fund helps over 150 families annually, right here in Glen Ellyn! In 2016, approximately $6,000 was raised through events such as “Pumpkins on the Green,” the Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run, and Afternoon Festivities.

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