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Make the 36th annual Freedom Run part of your 4th of July

Written by Beth Foster on .

Whether you walk, run, stroll, or cheer from the sidelines, the Freedom Run is a great way to kick off your Fourth of July. And the event doesn’t end at the finish line — after the race, participants and their families and friends are invited to enjoy refreshments, music, games and fun at Nick’s Pro Fitness.

The 36th annual Freedom Run 5K benefits Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice in Evergreen.

The scenic 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) course follows gently rolling terrain through residential areas, beginning at Evergreen Middle School at 8:00 am. Online registration at FreedomRunRace.org is encouraged.

Participants can also register in person through July 3 at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. Mount Evans is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office will be open for registration and bib/chip/t-shirt pickup from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 3.

Those wishing to register on race day are asked to be at Evergreen Middle School by 6:45 a.m. The entry fee is $35 for adults and $15 for children and youth 18 and under (add $5 on race day). Follow the race on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to hear about special discounts advertised online only.

Funds raised by the Freedom Run will help Mount Evans care for underinsured or uninsured patients as well as support numerous services including grief counseling, transportation for patients to medical appointments, respite care for family caregivers, and Camp Comfort, a bereavement camp for children. For more information about the 2017 Freedom Run, go to FreedomRunRace.org or call 303-674-6400.

Major sponsors of the event are Ades Design, New West Physicians, Evergreen Dental Group, The Ponzio Family, Carol Linke, Pete & Meryl Sabeff, Gordon & Rees, Susan Stearns and Frank O’Loughlin, Regan Orthodontics, Grayson Drexel, Candace Allen, Patty DeLucas and Wells Fargo Advisors, with all proceeds benefiting Mount Evans.