Race Preview: 2017 Grants Pass Freedom Run/Walk 5k & 5 Mile

If you’re a runner who’s always wanted to be an extra on “The Walking Dead,” you’re in luck if you’ll be around Grants Pass on Saturday May 27th.  This year’s Grants Pass Freedom Run is the zombie edition and you can either run a 5k or a 5 mile race in your very best zombie attire. Kids are also encouraged to run this race as well and there’s a discount available to teams of 10 or more who register. Tee shirts are guaranteed with your entry before May 19th and this will be a chip timed event.

This race is a great kickoff to the Boatnik Parade and you’ll have views of the gorgeous Rogue River along the route. You’ll congregate on the courthouse lawn before the race starts and end at Reinhart Volunteer Park at the DCS shelter. There will be a shuttle at the end of the race that will escort you back to the Bethany Presbyterian Church parking lot. Shuttle times start at 10:15 and will continue until it is no longer needed.

After you finish your race, hang out for a bit for some refreshments, fruit, and the awards ceremony. There will be awards for the top 3 in each gender as well as awards for the top 3 overall youth. There will be ribbons for several age groups as well and also for the top team. There will also be a prize drawing and you must be present to win, so be sure to stay for that!


What: Grants Pass Freedom Run/Walk 5k or 5 Mile

When: May 27th, 2017, 9:30AM

Where: 6th and C Street. Suggested parking is at the Bethany Presbyterian Church parking lot at 741 NW 4th Street, Grants Pass. Shuttle bus will be taking participants back to the church parking lot following the race.

Register: Online here. You can also register in person or mail your entry to Competitive Athletics (105 NE 7th St, Grants Pass, OR 97526.) Online or mail in registration open thru 5/25/17. In person registration open thru 5/26/17 thru 5:30PM. You can also register in the GPHS Athletic Office thru 5/25/17 until 2:00PM or at the start site on race day until 9:15AM.

Registration Cost: 5k is $25 for ages 19 and over, $17 for ages 18 and under, $10 for ages 10 and under. 5 Mile is $30 for ages 19 and over, $22 for ages 18 and under, $15.00 for ages 10 and under. $2 off for team registration (10 or more.) Registration open through 5/25/17 at 11:59PM. Register before 5/19/17 to guarantee shirt. No shirt for ages 10 and under option.

Packet Pick-Up: 5/26/17 from 3:00PM-5:30PM at Competitive Athletics or 5/27/17 from 8:30AM-9:15AM at Josephine County Courthouse.

About Author

I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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