Freedom Run 5K returns to South Florida


Freedom Run 5K returns to Port St. Lucie

Updated: 10:21 AM EDT Jul 4, 2024

COVERING THE TREASURE COAST THIS SATURDAY IS THE THIRD ANNUAL FREEDOM RUN FIVE K AT TRADITION. AND JOIN ME NOW TO TALK MORE ABOUT THE RACE. IS DIRECTOR JACOB DAVIS JACOB, THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING IN HERE WITH US THIS MORNING. SO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE RUN. WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT? FREEDOM RUN FIVE K IS A CELEBRATION OF JULY 4TH. YOU KNOW IT’S WE DIDN’T REALLY HAVE A RACE LIKE THAT IN THE AREA. SO WHEN WE BROUGHT IT IN THAT’S KIND OF FILL IN THE VOID. YOU KNOW, WE WANTED EVERYONE TO BE ABLE TO COME OUT AND CELEBRATE AS A FAMILY. AND IT’S THE THIRD YEAR. SO HAS IT GROWN SINCE THE FIRST YEAR? IT HAS. WE STARTED WITH ABOUT 200 PEOPLE OUR FIRST YEAR. NOW WE’RE UP TO ABOUT 500 THIS YEAR, SO WE’RE EXCITED FOR THAT. OKAY. WHAT DO PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW? THEY WANT TO TAKE PART. SO REGISTRATION IS ONLINE AT TRADITION FREEDOM RUN DOT COM REGISTRATION RACE STARTS AT 7 A.M. SATURDAY MORNING. TRYING TO BEAT THE HEAT A LITTLE HOT OUT THERE RIGHT. UM, WE’RE EXCITED TO HAVE EVERYONE OUT FIVE K AROUND TRADITION. IT SHOULD BE FUN. ALL RIGHT. WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO YOU? THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION. SO I’VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR ABOUT TEN YEARS. THE FIRST RACE I EVER DID WHEN I GOT INTO THE INDUSTRY WAS A JULY 4TH RACE. SO THIS WAS SPECIAL FOR ME TO GET BACK AND START MY OWN JULY 4TH RACE IN MY OWN COMPANY. ALL RIGHT. SO IT’S TAKING PLACE ON SATURDAY AT TRADITION SQUARE. THE RACE STARTS AT 7 A.M. YEP. OKAY. AND IF PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO TAKE PART BUT MAYBE WANT TO HEAD DOWN TO JUST CHEER PEOPLE ON, CAN THEY DO THAT AS WELL? YEAH, WE’D LOVE THAT. WE ALSO ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS IF ANYBODY WANTS TO COME OUT AND HELP WITH THAT AS WELL. ALL RIGHT. AND YOU ARE RAISING FUNDS AS WELL. WHERE DO THOSE FUNDS GO? YEAH. SO FUNDS ARE GOING TO THE SOUTHERN TIMING FOUNDATION. AND WHAT WE DO WITH THAT MONEY IS WE’RE ABLE TO PUT THAT TOWARDS DIFFERENT NONPROFIT PROJECTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. SO LAST WEEK WE WERE ABLE TO DO A5K FOR THE FLORIDA NATIONAL…

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