The Benjamin Harrison YMCA has partnered with Geist Half Marathon and City of Lawrence Indiana for the 2019 Freedom 5k Run/Walk sponsored by Blue Ribbon Transport & Caito Foods, LLC. This family friendly patriotic-themed race through Fort Ben is the perfect finale to Lawrence 4th Fest.Participants will get shirts and finishers medals. (sizes not guaranteed after 6/23/19)
Registration is closed, but you can register the morning of beginning at 7 a.m. at the Packet Pick/Registration table!.
We will be highlighting the Lawrence area with our route this year.
Signage is up announcing lane restrictions. There will be restrictions from 7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. We will have a “rolling opening” to open roads as quickly as possible once the last participants go through.
Friday, July 5 from 5 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 6 from 7 – 8 a.m.
Triton Brewing Company & Bistro
5764 Wheeler Road, Indianapolis, IN 46216
- Please bring your photo I.D.
- You will receive your bib number and race shirt at this time.
- Your timing chip is attached to the back of your bib. Do not fold your chip or you will not receive a finish time.
- You will receive a shirt in the size that you requested. If it does not fit, you may bring the shirt to the registration table following the race to exchange the shirt for a different size if it is available at that time.
Please arrive early so you have time to park, get to the race start, warm up, etc.
The start/finish line is outside of Triton Brewing Company & Bistro at 5764 Wheeler Road, Indianapolis, IN 46216.
Parking will be at Ivy Tech Community College. Please enter off of Lee Road & Rising Road.
We will not have a gear check available so please plan accordingly.
Free childcare is available for all race participants. Play & Learn at the Benjamin Harrison YMCA, 5736 Lee Road, Indianapolis, IN 46216 will be open at 7:30 a.m. Children must be picked up no later than 9:30 a.m.
The course and traffic restrictions can be found on our website.
Both events will be fully supported by volunteer course marshals as well as numerous representatives of the Lawrence Police Department. These personnel are in place to help prevent “interactions” with vehicular traffic at intersections.
Be social! Please tag us!
Instagram: @benharrisony, @geisthalfmarathon, @cityoflawrencein
Facebook: @benharrisonymca, @geisthalf, @cityoflawrencein
Twitter: @ymcaindy, @gesithalf, @lawrenceincity
Please use #Freedom5k
This is a dog and stroller friendly race. Please be courteous and pick up after your fur or human children if the need arises.
There will be one water station sponsored by Fyzical located midway through the course.
Restrooms will be available near the start/finish line as well as at the Benjamin Harrison YMCA along the course.
The Lawrence Fire Department will be on hand to administer any minor medical needs. Participants requiring more medical attention may be transported to one of the nearby hospitals and will be billed by the hospital and ambulance provider.
This is a rain or shine event.
After crossing the Finish Line, participants will receive a medal, water and light refreshments provided by Caito Foods.
Congratulations! You did it!
Results will be available near the registration table following the race. Race results will also be available online.
Awards will be given to the top three overall women’s and top three overall men’s participants.
Please join us at Triton Brewing & Bistro to redeem the drink voucher located on your bib good for one pint of Root Beer or Hometown Hero. Must be over the age of 21 and present a valid photo I.D. for Hometown Hero. Please drink responsibly.
The Freedom 5K is one of eight events in the Y’s Inspire Indy 5K Series
Thank you to our sponsors: