Register and join us on July 1, 2018 at 7:00 AM starting by the Elliot Bridge in Christian A. Herter Park , Boston, MA 02134. On the Charles for the First Annual Freedom Flag 5k.
There are many Fourth of July weekend traditions that people take part in to celebrate our amazing country with friends and family. Many people like to go to parades, watch fireworks or enjoying time grilling out with friends and family but this year, take to the streets and take part in the Freedom Flag 5k spirit run and put your patriotism on full display. This event is about uniting together to remember our founding fathers-the risks they took and belief in freedom that, to this day, allow us to hold our heads high and embrace that very freedom. It is also a time to Remember that all this was made possible by those who lived and died serving our country for our freedom and liberty and that many men and women continue to do so to this very day.
We ask that each registered participant wear a red shirt. All registered participants will be able to pick out a 3×5 American flag attached to a running pole just before the start and will be participating in carrying the American Flags along the Charles River. Come out and support the cause by running, walking, strolling or rucking this unique 5k event.
*This is a family friendly event.
Each registered participant will be given a 3×5 American Flag. We ask that you wear a Red shirt. You will also be showing your support to a military event that will be taking place at the same time that morning. Register and join us on July 1st, 2018 7AM at the Christian A Herter memorial Park across from Harvard stadium, for the First Annual Freedom Flag 5k Charles river by running, walking, strolling or rucking this unique 5k event.
THE ROUTE WILL START UNDER THE ELLIOT BRIDGE AND FOLLOWS THE DR PAUL DUDLEY WHITE BIKE PATH, WILL CROSS THE ARSENAL ST BRIDGE, ENDING AT THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 442.
PARKING IS A LITTLE DIFFICULT THERE ARE SOME SPOTS AT THE CHRISTIAN A HERTER PARK LOT ACROSS FROM HARVARD STADIUM, OR AMERICAN LEGION POST 442 (the finish line)
Roads will NOT be shut down for this event; this is a festive group run, walk,stroll, or ruck where you provide the American spirit and the energy! This is a community-building fun run, NOT a race. If you want to run your fastest, you are welcome to do so. Headphones are all permitted Strollers, kids in little red wagons but might be very hard to do in beach sand. Note to Parents: you are responsible for keeping your children safe at any road crossings as well as the beach itself. This will be on the beach and there are NO Lifeguards on duty.
Please Read U.S Flag Code: it is against U.S. Flag Code and flag etiquette to wear an American flag as a cape. So please make sure to carry a flag with you, either in your hands or on a pole, but please do not use it as clothing and please make sure it does not touch the ground.
Code of Conduct for All Participants: We ask that All participants follow the Rules conduct. We ask that you please conduct yourself in a courteous manner, showing respect for all fellow participants, volunteers, Event Staff, and members of the community. Proper race etiquette is required at all times, including being aware of surroundings/announcements and following instructions from event officials.
Start : Runners, Walkers, Ruckers, we ask that you remain respectfully during pre-race announcements and the singing/ playing of the national anthem.
Headphones: The use of headphones or earbuds is permitted but please make sure to keep them at levels in which you remain aware of your surroundings, including other participant
Urination: In accordance with the city/town ordinances, participants may only urinate in toilet facilities. Public urination in any part of the race venue, course, village is prohibited.
Participants Courtesy : • Please exercise extreme care when spitting or blowing their noses to avoid soiling nearby participants.
Trash: Series events are conducted in public parks, beaches and streets we ask Participants to please deposit all trash in trash bins.
Safety: If any participant encounters a runner in distress, they should offer assistance and/or report the situation to the nearest event coordinator or volunteer. If possible, they should also call 911 or the local emergency medical number.
Net Proceeds from this event will uphold the mission of Stride and Ride Foundation of Honoring Fallen Heroes while giving back to Military and First Responder Charities who provide support to active duty military, veterans, wounded veterans, first responders and their families.