RENO, Nev. (Mynews4.com & KRNV) -- This Independence Day, race enthusiasts, local celebrities and community supporters will gather for the inaugural Freedom Run -- a timed 5k and 10k race and 1 mile fun walk benefiting Ridge House Veterans’ programs.
The event will start and finish at Idlewild Park Terrace Area, and runs will access the Truckee River path. Late registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. Participants can enjoy live music by the Beatles Flashback Band, a pre-race warm-up by Kaia Fit, and a soulful rendition of the National Anthem sung by local singing sensation, Jakki Ford. The 10k will leave Idlewild at 8:10 a.m., followed by the 5k and walk.
Participants are encouraged to register in advance. Information on registration may be found at Ridgehouse.org/freedom-run/.
Participants are also encouraged to collect their race number, packet and t-shirt on Thursday, July 3 between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Junkee Clothing Exchange in Midtown.
Ridge House is a non-profit behavioral health and re-entry organization located in Reno. Their programs prevent recidivism by getting newly released men, women and Veterans back to work by providing them with resources with which to rebuild their lives including counseling services, life skills training, and supportive housing. These services keep the cost of the criminal justice system from spiraling out of control and promote the overall safety of our community, according to a recent press release, according to a recent press release sent by Freedom Run spokesperson Amanda Gilbreath.