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Thu July 4 - Wed July 31, 2024 Directions


4 Mile Run

07/04 7:15AM PDT

2 Mile Run/Walk

07/04 7:18AM PDT

Kids Races (Ages 8 and under)

07/04 7:00AM PDT
Open to ages 1 - 8.


$54 Registration ends July 31, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT
Veterans save 15% with ID

Veterans 4 Mile Run

07/04 7:15AM PDT
Veterans save 15% with ID


Woodward Park: Sunset View Shelter
Near the Audubon entrance.


Welcome to the 22nd annual Freedom Run presented by Sierra Challenge Express Running Club!  

July 4th!

Start off your 4th of July celebrations with a bang and beautiful 4-mile run! The event will take place at Woodward Park with hundreds of acres of trees, geese, and beautiful wildlife. We are sure it will be an adventure! You will enjoy our American flag lined course. We hope to inspire you to race, run or walk at the best of your ability. Motivate your friends, family and fellow competitors to join in. What a way to start one of the most important days of the year for our great country.

Celebrate Our Freedom

Celebrate with one of our 3 different events - something for all ages and levels:

4-mile run: 4 miles on the 4th is a blast! This unique distance involves a race through the pristine setting of Woodward Park and the River Bottom Loop. 

2-mile run/walk: A fast course on the road and is stroller friendly. 

100 meters and ¼ mile dash for kids: Our little Patriots 8 years of age and under get to join in the fun.

Discounted rates for kids!


Central Valley Honor Flight

This year as well as in the past Sierra Challenge Express has chosen Central Valley Honor Flight as our beneficiary. Donations are appreciated during registration.  What a great way to honor our veterans!



Freedom Run Video


July 3rd - Packet Pickup

     Fleet Feet Fresno 
     9447 N Fort Washington and Friant Rd


July 4th - Event Day!
     6:00 - Race Day Packet Pickup
     6:50 - Largest team contest
     6:55 - National Anthem
     7:00 - Kids Races Start
     7:15 - 4-Mile Run
     7:18 - 2-Mile Run/Walk
     8:00 - Awards Ceremony Begins

Finisher's Medal

Race Shirt

Virtual Run

For those that would like to run/walk a distance on their own time and place.  Virtual participants will receive an event shirt and medal mailed to the address they register with, the week after the event for those who register by July 7th.  Later virtual run will be shipped by the first week of August.

Virtual registration will remain open until July 31 while supplies last.


There are no awards and no official results will be posted.

Central Valley Runner of the Year Series - 20 Pts

Click HERE for more series information.

Service Member Discount

Military Discount
Fresno Freedom Run recognizes and respects the service provided to our country by military personnel. To show our appreciation, we’re proud to offer a discount to active duty and reserve members of the military, retired service members, and veterans.


What is the Fresno Freedom Run Discount?
Our military discount is 15% off the regular price of for the 4 Mile or 2 Mile Run.


Who is Eligible?
Our discount is available to all retired military service members or anyone who has received an honorable, under honorable conditions, or general discharge for prior service in the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard, or the National Guard.

Immediate family members of active duty service members or veterans who possess a Department of Defense issued dependent ID card (DD form 1173 or 1173-1) are also eligible to receive our Military Discount.

Individuals who have received a dishonorable discharge are not eligible to receive a military discount.


What is Required?
To qualify, customers should present a valid Department of Defense ID card, Uniformed Services ID card, Veteran Identification Card, Veteran Health Identification Card, a State ID card or driver’s license designating their veteran status, or a copy of their Certificate of Release or Discharge (form DD214).

The immediate family members of an active duty service member or veteran who possess a Department of Defense-issued dependent ID card (DD form 1173 or 1173-1) are also eligible to receive our Military Discount.

The customer must present their form of military or veteran identification at packet pickup. Their identification number cannot be accepted verbally. 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.



Woodward Park: Sunset View Shelter
Near the Audubon entrance.

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