The Fishers Freedom Festival presented by Freedom Mortgage® has now opened registration for the 28th annual Stars and Stripes 5K Run. Sponsored by Allisonville Meadows on Saturday, June 25th at Roy G. Holland Park (One Park Drive) in Fishers, the 5K event will begin promptly at 8 a.m. and a non-competitive family fun two-mile walk will begin at 8:05 a.m. Awards will be presented following the 5K event race around 8:55 a.m. in Holland Park. A free Kiddie Run for children nine years old and under will occur at 9 a.m. in the baseball fields.
Runners will take a scenic route through a Fishers neighborhood accompanied with water stations that are sponsored by Aqua Systems. Wheelchair participants are welcomed. No pets, bikes or roller blades in the 5K event, please. This year’s co-sponsors include Runners Forum, Meyer Najem Construction, Beazer Homes, Context Design and T&T Promotions.
The 8th annual Kiddie Run for children ages nine and under will begin at 9 a.m. on the Holland Park baseball field next to the 5K registration tent. There is no charge to participate. All children will receive a special commemorative prize and the first 250 to register will receive a special free T-Shirt. Registration will be at the baseball field beginning at 8:45 a.m. The Kiddie Run’s Co-Partners are Primrose School of West Fishers, Primrose School at Fishers Station, Don Hinds Ford, Ahepa Management Company, Fishers Tax Prep, DeFur Voran LLC, Two Men and a Truck, Culver’s and Greino Graphics.
Bring your cameras because local mascots will be at the Kiddie Run to encourage the children and pose for free photographs including Freddy Fever of the Indiana Fever, Sudz of Great Clips, Truckie of Two Men and A Truck, Scoopie of Culvers, and many more. All 5K and family fun event participants are encouraged to cheer on the children as the 5K participants wait for their race results. All children must be accompanied by their parent and sign a release onsite for the Kiddie Run.
Online registration for the Stars and Stripes 5K event is available and encouraged until Sunday, June 19th on the Fishers Freedom Festival’s website at www.FishersFreedomFestival.org and click on “Events,” then “5K Run.” For those pre-registering online, the 5K cost is $19 per person (ages 13 and up) and $15 per person (ages 12 and under) which includes a festival giveaway item and event timing chip. For the family walk, it cost $11.00 per person (ages 13 and up) and $6.00 per person (ages 12 and under) and includes a T-Shirt. Participants may pay by credit card online.
Late registration and early packet pick-up for pre-registered participants will be available on Thursday, June 23rd and Friday, June 24th from 4:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Runners Forum Store in Fishers (14033 Mundy Dr, Fishers). Participants are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to avoid waiting in lines on race day.
Registration will be available the day of the race from 6:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. near Sunblest Boulevard and Ellipse Parkway on the west side of Holland Park. After June 19th, late registration costs go up to $24 per person (ages 13 and over), $20 per person (ages 12 and under) for the 5K event. The two-mile family walk costs increase to $13.00 per person (ages 13 and over) and stay at $6.00 per person (ages 12 and under). Day of registration fees may be paid by credit card, debit card, cash or check. The End Result will be handling the registration and the timing of the Stars and Stripes 5K Event.
Residents who live along the 5K route are encouraged to have hoses and water available. All funds raised go to the Roy Holland Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Roy Holland Backpack for Kids program. A pep band comprised of Hamilton Southeastern High School and Fishers High School will be present.
Back in 1989, the founders of the Fishers Parade and Festival decided to have a community gathering to celebrate Independence Day. With the help of volunteers, the event originated as a one-day community picnic, parade, and a few games for the children. Due to the overwhelming participation by the public, this event grew to a two-day event.
The mission of the Fishers Freedom Festival is to encourage fellowship through civic partnerships and citizen involvement by creating a safe environment, developing needed community services, promoting family integrity and striving to improve the quality of life for every resident by investing in human potential.
With over 50,000 attendees, the 28th Annual Fishers Freedom Festival presented by Freedom Mortgage® will be Friday, June 24th through Sunday, June 26th, 2016. The Festival is always in need of volunteers, advertisers and sponsors. Check us out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 317-595-3195, or visit our new location at 10087 Allisonville Road, Suite G in Fishers.