Freedom Run 5K 2021

2059 S Hiwan Dr, Evergreen, CO 80439, USA


Join us for the 39th annual Freedom Run benefiting Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice in Evergreen!

Whether you walk, run, stroll, or cheer from the sidelines, the Freedom Run is a great way to kick off your Fourth of July. There will be both an in-person and virtual option this year.

The scenic 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) course follows gently rolling terrain through residential areas, beginning at Evergreen Middle School and ending with a festive finish line at Nick’s Pro Fitness. The in-person race will start in two waves, the first at 8 am and the second at 8:30 am. If you chose the virtual option you can run/walk anywhere in the world in support of Mount Evans!

All proceeds go to Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice in Evergreen which provides home health care, palliative care, hospice, bereavement assistance, Camp Comfort for children who have lost a loved one, as well as emotional and spiritual needs assistance.

Registration info

In accordance with current public health safety requirements/advisements for outdoor events, this event will have multiple start waves to prioritize health and safety and allow for social distancing. The waves will be released in a controlled time trial fashion. During registration, participants will have the opportunity to choose their start wave (8:00 am or 8:30 am).  There is a limited capacity in each start wave, so please encourage your family and friends to sign up with you to increase the chance of getting into the same start wave!

Updates on these and any other changes to the event will be published on our website, on social media, and via email blasts to participants.

Entry fees

Advance registration fees, register online by June 30th

  • Adults: $40
  • Youth under 18: $20
  • Combo ticket Mount Evans Freedom Run & Evergreen Music Festival: $55 (a $10 savings)


Onsite registration fees on July 4

  • Adults: $45
  • Youth under 18: $25

Race info


Sunday, July 4, 2021 in two waves starting promptly at 8 am and 8:30 am.

Onsite registration opens at 7:00 am.

We encourage participants to not proceed to the start line more than 20-30 minutes prior to their assigned start time. Participants starting at 8:30 am should note that their path to the start is along the race course and they should stay off the course if runners/walkers are actively participating, coming down the hill from the start line.

Runners will start, followed by walkers. In the interest of safety and fairness to competitive runners, strollers and leashed dogs will only be allowed at the back of the walk.


Parking location

Bergen Meadow Elementary
1928 S Hiwan Drive
Evergreen, Colorado 80439

From Denver, exit I-70 west onto Evergreen Parkway (Exit 252). Proceed on Hwy. 74 east 3.5 miles to Bergen Parkway (the fifth light from I-70).

Be sure to allow 20 to 30 minutes to walk from the parking area to the start line. Allow more time if registering day of.

Start line location

Evergreen Middle School
2059 Hiwan Drive
Evergreen, Colorado 80439

Virtual option

Can’t join us in person? Then run with us virtually! Run anytime or on the 4th of July and share your photos with us on social media. Special virtual prizes will be awarded.

T-shirt, race bib, and timing chip pickup

Advance packet pickup is encouraged!

You can pick up your t-shirt, race bib, and timing chip at the Mount Evans office at these times:

  • Thursday, July 1 from 12 pm to 5 pm
  • Friday, July 2 from 9 am to 12 pm

Can’t pick-up in advance? You can pick-up at the starting line on race day from 7:00 am to 8:15 am.

We encourage participants to not head toward the start line more than 20-30 minutes prior to their start wave.


Live event awards will be given for fastest runners (Top 3 Male and Female: Overall, Ages 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69-, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & Over) and for best individual, family, and dog costumes! Virtual event awards will be given for most exotic location, costume, and more.

Memorial/Honorary bibs

Are you walking or running in memory or in honor of a loved one? If so, free memorial/honorary bibs will be available when you pick up your race bib. We’ll also have bibs available to let you share why you run.

Shuttle information

After the race, free bus transportation will be provided from the finish line back to the parking lot between 9 am and 11 am. 

Post-race party

Race participants and their families and friends are invited to join the finish-line festivities at Nick’s Pro Fitness. Enjoy refreshments, music, prizes, and lots of clean mountain air! The party features fun activities for kids of all ages.

Course records

Men:       15:03    Craig Dickson (1995)

Women:  17:58    Brooke Kish (2012)