Thursday, January 10, 2013

9th Annual President's Day Freedom Run

For the last eight years, Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 806 and The Young Women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have hosted the Annual President’s Day Freedom Run 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run to raise money for summer camp activities. The race will be held on February 16th, 2013. The money earned from this event will help fund the Boy Scout and Young Women summer camps. Cub Scout Pack 806 will also benefit from this run, helping to pay for Summer Day Camp.

The Annual President’s Day Freedom Run 5K Race is more than just a 5K race. It is a sanctioned USA Track and Field Event that meets the standards necessary to be approved and licensed in the United States. This race is run on a USATF-certified course that has been certified for accuracy in distance. Courses must be certified for any road running performance to be accepted as a record, or to be nationally ranked.

Date: Saturday, February 16th 2013 Time: 5K Race Starts at 10:00 am Fun run will follow after 5K is completed. Location: 3204 Keller-Andrews Road, Sanford, NC 27330 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Meeting House.

Distances: 5,000 meters (3.1 miles) and 1 mile Children’s Fun Run (for children under 12) Registration and Fees: $15 by 1/15, $17 between 1/15 and 2/14, and $20 after 2/14 for 5K, and $10 for Fun Run; T-shirts are $6 for adult sizes and $5 for child sizes. Entrants can register online using a credit card at (a small additional fee applies to online applications), or you may email us and request a registration form that can be mailed in.

Please mail registration form to: President’s Day Freedom Run C/O S. Larsen PO Box 962 Sanford, NC 27331-0962 Course: The race will be an out and back with a turnaround at the beginning and end of the course. The course will follow Keller-Andrews Road in West Sanford. The course has two gradual climbs and descents. It is a fun and easy course.

Awards and Categories: Top 3 male and female finishers will be awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies, respectively. The first three male and female finishers in each age group will receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals, respectively. The age groups are 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 and over.

Packet Pick Up and Race Day Registration: Packet Pick Up and Registration will start at 8:30 am and will close at 9:45 am. Registration will be located inside the church building.

Timing: Timing will be provided by Young and Associates. ChampionChip® timing will be used and reace results will be posted at

No refunds nor will packets can be mailed. If you pre-register, and are unable to go to the race for any reason, we will not be able to refund your money nor will we be able to mail you your goody bag and t-shirt. Planning for each racer costs money and this money is spent even if you are unable to show up. Additionally, we have limited resources and volunteer time, thus preventing us from getting in touch with each non-showing runner to send out the packets and/or t-shirts.

Arrive early on race day. There is limited parking and parking will not be permitted on the road. T-shirts have been ordered for all those who pre-registered. There will be a limited supply of T-shirts on race day for late entries.

In respect for the church that is providing the venue, we ask that no alcohol or tobacco products be used on the church grounds. Pets, such as dogs are permited OUTSIDE ONLY. Medical Assistance dogs are the only exception.

Directions: From the Raleigh area, take I-40 to Hwy 1 South. Go to Sanford. As you enter Sanford, the speed limit will drop to 55 mph. We will have signs out, but you will make a left hand turn accross one to the access road, make a left onto the access road. this is Keller Andrews Road. From the Fayetteville area, take Hwy 87 North to Sanford. In Sanford, Take the Sanford 421 Exit. This will put you infron of the new Walmart. Pass Walmart and take a left on Horner Blvd. You will travel through Sanford for about 4 miles. Take a left at the light onto Carthage Street. Go about 1 mile and take a right on Keller-Andrews Road.

For more information contact: Pat Braddy at (919) 870-0036 or Stephanie Larsen at (919) 718-1437, or email