Freedom 5k &

Kids’ Fun Run

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The Freedom 5k & Kids’ Fun Run is a family friendly event to celebrate the birth of our nation.

Take a break from the concrete as this event is a 5k run that winds its way through the Pickerington High School North XC course. The 5k course is an OHSAA certified 5,000m course with varied terrain through woods and practice fields. There is very little elevation change on the course. Over 1200m of the course is run through wooded terrain.

The Central Ohio Regional Cross Country Championship is run on the Pickerington North XC course. The start and finish area is located within 100m of each other for a spectator-friendly viewing of the race. The run includes a Kids’ Fun Run in advance of the 5k event, so be sure to bring the whole family!

Date: Tuesday July 4, 2023

Times: Day of event registration: 7:15 am

Kids’ Fun Run: 8:00 am

OrthoNeuro Freedom 5k: 8:30 am

Location: Pickerington High School North XC course located at 7800 Refugee Road.

Parking: Parking is available at Pickerington High School North located at 7800 Refugee Road, Pickerington, OH 43147.

Registration fees:

Kids’ Fun Run:

FREE! (Registration required in advance or at event)

Freedom 5k: Please click Here for pricing, deadlines and to register.

 * * REMEMBER: You must register and pay by June 15 to receive a Freedom 5k T-Shirt and apple pie! * *REGISTER online Here. Please complete one online registration form for each participant. Children participating in the free run must be registered online and have the signature of a parent or guardian.

Race Number/Shirt Pick-Up:

You can pick up your race number and shirt at the registration table on Race Day just prior to the event.

Kids’ Fun Run:

Children and adults can participate in the FREE Fun Run. Participants will be divided into two groups. Kids’ 5 and under will run a 100 yard dash and kids’ 6-9 will run a 1/4 mile course. T-Shirts will not be available for participants in the Kids’ Fun Run; however, all finishers will receive a ribbon!

Kids can enjoy activities like hula hoops, jump rope, and chalk drawing before the run. Both the Tiger and Panther mascots will make an appearance! All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


The route for both events will take you through the Pickerington High School North XC course. A copy of the course map can be seen by clicking here

 Refreshments and post race:

Light refreshments will be available for race participants at the start and finish lines.

Results within minutes after conclusion of the race via text and/or email.

Each participant will receive a finisher medal with trophies awarded to the Top 2 Women and Top 2 Men in each category. Categories are 10 and under, 11-15, 16-35, 36-50 and 51 and over.

T-Shirt and apple pie:

We don’t want you to cry and miss out on your pie!
Runners who register AND make full payment by June 15, 2023 will receive a commemorative 2023 OrthoNeuro Freedom 5k T-Shirt and apple pie.