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Registration open for Freedom 5K

Kick off your festivities this 4th of July weekend by supporting local veterans at the annual Freedom 5K!

The New Rockford Transcript will be hosting the event this year, which is scheduled for Saturday, July 2 at 8 a.m. Proceeds will be donated to Sheyenne VFW post #3696.

When asked why folks should participate in the Freedom 5K, Sydney Ulrich of Transcript Publishing said, "Because it's a fun local event to support local veterans and current military personnel."

This year's route will be the same as last year, added Ulrich. Participants will fire off at the Archie and Jessie Campbell Memorial Park in New Rockford, head west down 3rd Avenue North and come back east on River Drive. The finish line will be just across the Buchli Bridge.

Unlike last year's Freedom 5K, the event won't be held in the late afternoon, hopefully allowing for a cooler and more comfortable experience for participants.

"I'm looking forward to cooler weather this year, as well as seeing everyone running/walking alongside each other in support of freedom and those who protect it," said Ulrich.

Prizes will be given out to the highest finishing boy and girl runners, as well as the top runner aged 12 and under and the top THREE overall adults! Prizes include New Rockford souvenirs, chamber bucks and gift certificates to local businesses.

Race day registration opens at 7 a.m. at the park shelter east of the swimming pool, and costs $35 for adults or $30 dollars for children aged 12 and under.

However, there's still time to get $10 off by taking advantage of early bird registration through June 20! All those who register early are also guaranteed a special race t-shirt!

Freedom is not free, so be sure to register for this year's annual Freedom 5K to show your support for our local veterans, and be sure to thank them for their service!

Registration forms can be picked up at the Transcript office, printed from the Transcript Facebook page at, or download and print from here:

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