2,000 to run for freedom


    More than 2,000 people will begin their Independence Day celebration running through the streets of Provo. Starting and ending at Kiwanis Park, the annual Freedom Run begins July 4 at 7 a.m.

    “The Freedom Run provides an opportunity for those who enjoy running to run on the Fourth of July holiday,” said Paul Warner, vice president of the Freedom Festival. “It’s a home town race for those who enjoy the competition.”

    Each participant in the 2003 Freedom Run will be greeted with a T-shirt and numbered bib. Timing will be marked with a chip, which is attached to each of the participants. Runners can check their time following the race, to prepare for the awards ceremony where cash prizes will go to the best overall running time in the men’s and women’s 10K divisions.

    The Freedom Run is divided into three different races: the 10K, the 5K, and the 1K fun run. This year, the Freedom Run committee has designed a new course where participants can enjoy a more convenient, exciting and scenic run, Warner said.

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