Join the Freedom Fest Celebration! All fitness levels can participate in competitive or non-competitive events, including runs or walks, cycling, disc golf, and the challenging Civilian Spur tri-event.

Freedom Fest began in 2003 by Emporia Main Street volunteers to honor all Veterans and their families through a series of physical and community gathering events as part of the of the All Veterans Tribute week. Proceeds from the Freedom Fest support scholarships and the Emporia All Veterans Memorial.

2019 Freedom Fest Events:

  • Cargill 5K or 1 mile Freedom Run/Walk
  • Kansas Proud 10 mile run
  • Gravel City Adventure 16 or 40 mile gravel cycling rides
  • Dynamic Discs Freedom Fest Open
  • The Civilian Spur Ride: a timed 5K run and 40 mile gravel cycling ride, followed by a Spur Readiness Test (SRT) that is based on physical fitness skills used in combat.

Registration for all events is now open. For more information on events, schedules, and merchandise, visit Emporia Freedom Fest.