Celebrate our sweet land of liberty and Arkansas State Parks with friends and family at DeGray Lake Resort State Park’s second annual Freedom 5K Fun Run. Join us at the starting line in your most patriotic outfit and run, walk or march the 3.1 mile course. Runners and walkers alike are sure to enjoy scenic lake views and the shade of mature pine trees along the mixed surface course (2.1 miles pavement, 1 mile single track). All ages and abilities are welcome.
Don’t miss your chance to win a two night stay at any one of five Arkansas State Parks Lodges, by dressing in your best Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty inspired attire. Whether or not you choose to participate in the post-race costume contest, runners are encouraged to deck themselves in red white and blue!
Though a “Fun Run” at heart, we’ve gathered the best of overall race, age group and costume contest prizes.
First Place Finisher: Two night stay at any one of five Arkansas State Park lodges (some restrictions apply).
Costume Contest Winner: Two night stay at any one of five Arkansas State Park lodges (some restrictions apply).
Male and Female Age Group Winners: (Under 12; 12-17; 18-29; 30-45; 46 and up): One interpretive multi-pass. Redeemable for one admission per DeGray Lake Resort State Park snorkel, kayak or lake tour, or two admissions per golf course safari or crafty corner program.
REGISTRATION (5/12 – 6/26): $25.00 per runner
Includes: · Souvenir Race Bib · Custom finisher’s medal · Poly-blend race shirt · Post-race meal (choice of hamburger, hotdog, brat, or pulled pork with chips and soda) · Prize eligibility
Note: a limited number of race shirts will be available for sale following the awards ceremony. Post-race lunch may be purchased on the lodge lawn.
Packets will be available for pick-up from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. on race day at the starting line.
Costume Contest: All participants are encouraged to participate in the costume contest. A three-person panel will judge patriotic outfits based on originality, execution and “patriotic-ness.” The overall winner will be awarded a two night stay at any one of five Arkansas State Park lodges.