Freedom 5K Run and Walk

Freedom 5K Run and Walk

 Freedom 5K Run & Walk - Charlotte, NC

Proceeds raised by YOU in our 3rd annual Freedom 5K Run and Walk will focus on directly benefiting North Carolina military children, especially those enduring the hardships and challenges of a parent's deployment and injuries.  Click Here to learn more about the specific programs we will be able to fund.  

The more money we raise, the more families we can serve.  We see this as a perfect way to say "Thanks" to those currently deployed to a combat zone and to those who have returned home and have given so much.

After Registering, click the link to  Create a Pledge Page and get your fundraising started!

Charlotte Event:
Date:  Saturday, August 25, 2012

6:00 am Registration & Chip Pick Up Opens
7:30 am 5K Race & Walk begins!
Freedom Park, 1900 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC

Entry Fees

  • By July 21 - $20.00 + receive a t-shirt
  • July 22 - August 24 - $25.00 + receive a t-shirt
  • Race Day (August 25) - $35.00 + t-shirt subject to availability.
  • Ghost Runner/Walkers: $20.00 (t-shirt is reserved on Race Day)


  • Online (Credit Card Only)  Click Here To Register!  Online registration will be open until 11:59 pm Thursday, August 23rd.   
  • In Person (Cash or Check Only) Stop by any of the following Run For Your Life locations:
    • Dilworth: 2422 Park Road, Charlotte, NC
    • Piper Glen: 6416 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC
    • University: 1816 East Arbors Drive, Charlotte, NC
  • Not a morning person?  Not in town?  No problem!  REGISTER as a Ghost Runner/Walker and we will reserve a cotton t-shirt for you on Race Day!
Packet Pick-up
  • Thursday, August 23rd 10:00am-2:00pm and 4:00pm-7:00pm - Run For Your Life (Dilworth Store Only)
  • Friday, August 24th 10:00am-2:00pm and 4:00-7:00pm - Run For Your Life (Dilworth Store Only)
  • Saturday, August 25th - 6:00 am - 7:00 am Freedom Park

Award Categories (22 total awards)
  • Overall Winner- Male & Female 
  • Overall Veteran- Male & Female 
  • Overall Active Duty (including National Guard & Reserves)- Male & Female 
  • Overall Purple Heart- Male & Female 
  • Age 10 & Under Male & Female 
  • 11-19- Male & Female 
  • 20-29- Male & Female
  • 30-39- Male & Female 
  • 40-49- Male & Female 
  • 50-59- Male & Female
  • 60 & over- Male & Female 

Run For Your Life is not able to accept CASH donations on behalf of Operation Homefront. 

Please note, all registration fees are non-refundable

Registration Questions?  Contact 704-358-0717 ext. 204 or email 

For more information or questions, please email us at or call Operation Homefront of North Carolina at 704.527.3063.