Join us for the 39th annual Freedom Run!
Whether you walk, run, stroll, or cheer from the sidelines, the Freedom Run is a great way to kick off your Fourth of July. There will be both an in-person and virtual option this year.
The scenic 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) course follows gently rolling terrain through residential areas, beginning at Evergreen Middle School and ending with a festive finish line at Nick’s Pro Fitness. The in-person race will start in two waves, the first at 8 am and the second at 8:30 am. If you chose the virtual option you can run/walk anywhere in the world in support of Mount Evans!
All proceeds go to Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice in Evergreen which provides home health care, palliative care, hospice, bereavement assistance, Camp Comfort for children who have lost a loved one, as well as emotional and spiritual needs assistance.
In accordance with current public health safety requirements/advisements for outdoor events, this event will have multiple start waves to prioritize health and safety and allow for social distancing. The waves will be released in a controlled time trial fashion. During registration, participants will have the opportunity to choose their start wave (8:00 am or 8:30 am). There is a limited capacity in each start wave, so please encourage your family and friends to sign up with you to increase the chance of getting into the same start wave!
Updates on these and any other changes to the event will be published on our website, on social media, and via email blasts to participants.
Entry fees (pricing is the same for in-person or virtual)
Advance registration fees by June 30
- Adults: $40
- Youth under 18: $20
- Combo ticket for Mount Evans Freedom Run & Evergreen Music Festival: $55, advance purchase only, save $10
Onsite registration fees on July 4
- Adults: $45
- Youth under 18: $25
You can register for the Freedom Run online from May 11, 2021 through June 30, 2021 at 5 pm.
You can print the registration form and drop it off anytime in the outside drop box by the front door of Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen, CO 80439 through June 30 at 5 pm. Forms are also available for pick-up anytime outside the front door of Mount Evans’ office.
Sunday, July 4, 2021 in two waves starting promptly at 8 am and 8:30 am.
Onsite registration opens at 7:00 am.
We encourage participants to not proceed to the start line more than 20-30 minutes prior to their assigned start time. Participants starting at 8:30 am should note that their path to the start is along the race course and they should stay off the course if runners/walkers are actively participating, coming down the hill from the start line.
Runners will start, followed by walkers. In the interest of safety and fairness to competitive runners, strollers and leashed dogs will only be allowed at the back of each wave.
Can’t join us in person? Then run with us virtually! Run anytime or on the 4th of July and share your photos with us on social media. Special virtual prizes will be awarded.
T-shirt, race bib, and timing chip pickup
Advance packet pickup is encouraged!
You can pick up your t-shirt, race bib, and timing chip at the Mount Evans office (3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen) at these times:
- Thursday, July 1 from 12 pm to 5 pm
- Friday, July 2 from 9 am to 12 pm
Can’t pick-up in advance? You can pick-up at the starting line on race day from 6:45 am to 8:15 am.
We encourage participants to not head toward the start line more than 20-30 minutes prior to their start wave.
Live event awards will be given for fastest runners and for best individual, family, and dog costumes! Virtual event awards will be given for most exotic location, costume, and more.
Are you walking or running in memory or in honor of a loved one? If so, free memorial/honorary bibs will be available when you pick up your race bib. We’ll also have bibs available to let you share why you run.
Race participants and their families and friends are invited to join the finish-line festivities at Nick’s Pro Fitness. Enjoy refreshments, music, prizes, and lots of clean mountain air! The party features fun activities for kids of all ages.
Men: 15:03 Craig Dickson (1995)
Women: 17:58 Brooke Kish (2012)
Bergen Meadow Elementary
1928 S Hiwan Drive
Evergreen, Colorado 80439
From Denver, exit I-70 west onto Evergreen Parkway (Exit 252). Proceed on Hwy. 74 east 3.5 miles to Bergen Parkway (the fifth light from I-70).
Be sure to allow 20 to 30 minutes to walk from the parking area to the start line. Allow more time if registering day of.
Start line location
Evergreen Middle School
2059 Hiwan Drive
Evergreen, Colorado 80439
After the race, free transportation will be provided from the finish line back to the parking lot between 9 am and 11 am.
This event depends on the help of our outstanding volunteers. Whether you want to help with logistics leading up to the race or you’d prefer to be on the course the day of the race, we need your help.
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Contact Betsy Hays to learn more.
Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice offers a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities for corporate partners and individuals. Your partnership with Mount Evans can generate positive exposure for your company, create an opportunity to engage your employees, and demonstrate your commitment to the mountain community. Your sponsorship will benefit the more than 2,000 patients and their families that we serve in a year.
Your partnership with Mount Evans can generate positive exposure for your company, create an opportunity to engage your employees, and demonstrate your commitment to the mountain community.
In addition to our event-specific sponsorships, we also offer corporate sponsorship opportunities. To find out more, contact our Director of Resource Development Betsy Hays | 303-674-6400
Thank You to Our 2021 Freedom Run Sponsors*
* As of 5/6/2021
Bethany Chamberlain – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Beaver Brook Pet Center
BW Mortgage/Kate Higgins
Fred and Laura Churchley
Greg and Carol Dobbs
Eide Bailly LLP
The Evergreen Gallery
Evergreen Dental Group
Evergreen Orthodontic Specialists
Albert Frei and Sons
GeoWater Services, LLC.
Manning Financial Services
Sue and Dick Phelps
Robert & Associates, LLC
RPM Agency Insurance Brokerage