View the Course

Our race course truly represents why we call it the Freedom Challenge. This course is very challenging, bringing out the level of endurance that everyone fighting for freedom must have. Our 15k course is unique because of the elevation changes and the len

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Frequently Asked Questions 1. Can I walk in the race? a. We allow walking in the 5k race only. Memorial Day is a great day to enjoy the outdoors with family, be a part of our race and enjoy it! No matter how fast your pace may be. 2. Can I bring a strolle

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Training Plans

Running a long distance race at the beginning of the summer can be a very discouraging thought. Perhaps you have never run a 5k or a 15k before and you may be confused on how to prepare. As we approach Memorial Day and Erie’s premier race, the Freedom C

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Find Us On Facebook

Like us on facebook at Erie Freedom Challenge. We will post frequently and will be reminding you of the exciting day! We may have special offers and promotions, as well as links from local media. We will be posting exciting news about the race! Invite you

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Why Participate?

Check out what last year’s runners had to say! Wonderful race this a.m.!!!! Gorgeous day and had such a great time! You did such a wonderful job…can’t wait for next year!  – Jenny T. Thank you so much for an awesome race yesterday! I

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Elite Runner Program

The 15k race will distribute a limited number of complimentary entries based on demonstrated past performance. Elite runners will receive a complimentary registration, and be placed in the front of the pack at the beginning of the race. These registration