WELCOME TO MORGAN HILL FREEDOM RUN

5K Run & Walk / Kid’s 1 Mile Run

A Fun Family event with competitive opportunities and cool awards.

 

Fun! You will run on the course that will serve as the parade route just 1 hour later which will have crowds like you’ve never seen cheering you on, this will be the closet most of us will know what it’s like running in the Olympics.

 

Family Event! Run the 1 mile with your child, then turn around and run the 5k and they will watch you run, then find a place along the curb to watch the old car cruise by and then the official parade of Santa Clara County, its 142nd running with all the floats, bands and animals.

 

Competitive! You will compete with runners in the PA/USTFA grand prix circuit which consists of some of the fastest runners in Northern California.

 

5k and 1 mile childrens runners will receive recycled trophies, buffeted up a bit from famed local runner Marti Menz

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  • MORGAN HILL VETERANS DAY RUN
Sunday November 11th at 9:45 am

COURSE MAP AND INFORMATION

Flat and fast through parade route – downtown Morgan Hill – many of the parade spectators will be along the course and will be cheering you on!

5K RUN/WALK

 Starting location:

Near corner of West Dunne and Peak Ave


Starting Time:

8:00 am


Bib Pickup and Day of Registration:

Morgan Hill City Hall Parking Lot

17575 Peak Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037


Parking:

Morgan Hill Library

660 W Main Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037


Route: 

(2 Loops)

  1. On W. Dunne Ave. go east towards Monterey Rd.
  2. Left Turn on Monterey Rd., go north towards West Main Ave.
  3. Left Turn on West Main Ave., go east towards Peak Ave.
  4. Left Turn on Peak Ave. go south to W. Dunne Ave.
  5. Left Tun on W. Dunne Ave. go east towards Monterey Rd. (Start Second Loop)
  6. Left Turn on Monterey Rd., go north towards West Main Ave.
  7. Left Turn on West Main Ave., go east towards Peak Ave.
  8. Finish Line is past the intersection of Peak Ave. and West main Ave.

KIDS 1 MILE

Starting location:

Near corner of West Dunne and Peak Ave


Starting Time:

7:45 am


Bib Pickup and Day of Registration:

Morgan Hill City Hall Parking Lot

17575 Peak Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037


Parking:

Morgan Hill Library

660 W Main Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037


Route:

 

  1. On W. Dunne Ave., go West towards Peak Ave.
  2. Right Turn on Peak Ave., go North towards West Main Ave.
  3. Right Turn on West Main Ave., go East towards Turn Around Marker by (Near the Corner of Del Monte. and West Main.)
  4. Turn Around and go East towards go east towards Peak Ave.
  5. Finish Line is past the intersection of Peak Ave. and West main Ave.

FEES

5K Run/Walk

All Ages

Kid’s 1 Mile

11 and under

INDIVIDUAL

BEFORE JUNE 26TH
$40 PER PERSON

$ 45/PERSON

AFTER JUNE 26TH

GROUP

BEFORE JUNE 26TH
$38 PER PERSON2-3 PERSONS

$ 33/PERSON

4+ PERSON

BEFORE JUNE 26TH

INDIVIDUAL

BEFORE JUNE 26TH
$20 PER CHILD

You may run with your child, but please peel off just before the finish line

GROUP

BEFORE JUNE 26TH
$13 PER CHILD2-3 CHILDREN

$ 15/CHILD

4+ CHILDREN

BEFORE JUNE 26TH

Separate forms for each runner (but submitted together)
No group registration day of race

You can download an entry form below and mail form or hand deliver with payment to:
MH Freedom Fest 17500 Depot Street #120 Morgan Hill, CA 95037
(No later than June 26th, 4 PM)

AWARDS

5K Run/Walk

Pre-registered runners prior to June 26th receive a T-Shirt1st-3rd Overall Male & Female in each age group – receive a medal1st Male & 1st Female of 5k – receive a trophy

Kid’s 1 Mile

1st-3rd boy & girl in each age group – receive a medal1st boy & 1st girl of 1 Mile – receive a trophy

5k and 1 mile childrens runners will receive recycled trophies, buffeted up a bit from famed local runner Marti Menz

GALLERY

FAQ’S

CAN I RUN WITH MY DOG?

Yes, but start out in the back of the pack, use a 6′ leach,  and please be conscious of runners around you. If you have not run with and trained your dog, this isn’t the venue to start teaching.

Can I register the day of the run?

Yes, registration is located: Morgan Hill City Hall Parking Lot – 17575 Peak Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. Registration opens up at 6:30 am thru 7:45 am. Note that the registration is not easy to get to when all the roads around it get closed. Also it takes 10 minutes to get to the start line from where you register, allow time to make all the logistics work to enable you to arrive at the start, in time.

If I’m a slow runner, say expecting to finish the 5k in over 40 minutes, can I still line up at the front of the starting line?

No, you will get run over by faster runners!! This year there will be signs of expected finish times for you to line up with so, in theory all the runners around you at the start will be at your pace. Look for them at the start line.

Are there water stations along the route?

Yes, there are 2, one at the start and one at the approximate 1.5 mile mark. The one at the start will be unmanned during the race, the other will have volunteers to help you.

Can I run with my child in the 1 mile run?

Yes, but peel off and don’t go through the finish line. Have a great time, keep the positive vibes going!!

If I’m a walker, can I walk with all my friends side by side.

No, you will block the faster runners and they may get mad. Stay to the outside and have a lane open on the inside for fast runners, especially during  the race.

When do I get my race bid number?

All bibs will be handed out on the day of the run. There will be separate lines for pre-registration and day of the run registration, on Friday before the run bibs will be available for pickup at Shop and Hops at the Granary  here in Morgan Hill

Is my time calculated?

Golden State Timing is our event timing company. Your timing chip will be on the back of your event bib. Do not remove these chips from the bib.

Where is the best place to view the race?

The most exciting is the finish line, but anywhere along the course is not bad either. Secret: put your chairs out a couple of days before along the parade route and coordinate with your runner to expect a big shout out from you there.

What can I expect if I am hurt and cannot run or walk? Do I get my money back?

Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON–TRANSFERABLE to another person or another year. If you do not participate you may take the amount of your entry fee as a charitable donation on your income tax return. The Freedom Fest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and all our proceeds go to supporting the FF Events.

Is the course certified?

Yes, look under certification tab on the website for paperwork.

(In accordance with the guidelines set by the USATF and the Road Runners Club of America, we are strongly recommending that you do not use ipods or other audio devices during the event. Choosing to use an audio device with NOT result in disqualification, but you will compromise your safety and that of others by wearing a headset. We ask you take responsibility and use good judgement if you opt to wear an audio devise. )

I never received confirmation

Go to www. runsignup.com, enter in all one word MorganHillFreedomFest, click search, scroll down and click the race, then click on Find a Participant and find your name, if you don’t find it, contact the race director Charles @408-779-6686

Where and when can I pick up my bib

Early Bib pick up will be from Noon to 7pm on Tuesday, July 3rd at The Granary Office Complex, 17500 Depot Street, Morgan Hill or beginning at 7am on race morning at 17575 Peak Avenue (location of race day registration and finish area).

WANT TO RUN / WALK TOWARDS COMPLETING YOUR FIRST 5K?

ARE YOU TRYING TO GET BACK IN SHAPE?

SOUTH VALLEY RUNNING CLUB HAVE A UNIQUE TRAINING PROGRAM TO TAKE ANYONE FROM COUCH TO 5K IN 9 WEEKS

TRAINING PROGRAM WILL PREPARE PARTICIPANTS FOR THE MORGAN HILL FREEDOM 5K

Family discount available.

FEE INCLUDES: SOUTH VALLEY RUNNING CLUB MEMBERSHIP, COUCH TO 5K T-SHIRT AND TRAINING

CONTACT US

OUR SPONSORS

Please help us continue our patriotic Morgan Hill July 4th tradition by taking a moment to show your support by visiting our sponsor’s website or establishment.

Bill Jacobson Trucking • Book Smart • Central Coast Restaurants – Jack in the Box • Commonwealth Central Credit Union • “Donna and Don Cowan, Intero Real Estate” • “Ford Store Morgan Hill, The” Fritter Schulz & Conlon Physical Therapy • Honda of Morgan Hill • Johnson Lumber and Garden Center • La Quinta Inn • Morgan Hill Animal Hospital • RNP Investment Advisory Services • Silicon Valley Veterinary Specialists South Bay Cardiovascular Center • Trader Joe’s • Uesugi Farms (On the Road Again: Rep) • Walmart • Advanced Auto Body • Allstate Insurance-Maureen Harris • Anritsu • Aurum Consulting Engineers • California Colors Growers • Chase VP • Christopher Ranch • Coyote Land Management Services • Creative Manufacturing Solutions • Dana Ditmore • Depot Station by City Ventures Residences • Dividend Homes • “Gar N. Chan, DDS, Inc.” • George Chiala Farms • Golden Eagle Mortgage • Gracie Barra – Morgan Hill • Gryphon Financial Group • HMH Engineering • Industrial Welding Solutions • “Ira B. Marshall, RIA” • “Kawamoto, Weil & Co. ” • Kelly Moore Paints • Latala Homes • Liberty Bank • LPL Financial • McDonalds • MH Engineering • Mission Bell • Monterey Bay Farms • Morgan Hill Life • NorCal Fire • NorCal Kenworth – Morgan Hill • Paramit Corporation • PG&E • Realty World • Rene Spring – Morgan Hill City Council Member • Rosso’s Furniture • Sakata Seeds • Shelton Pipe • Silicon Valley Clean Energy • Situs Law • “Smith Commercial Management, Inc.” • “Taco Bell (Tambro, Inc)” • Technology Credit Union (TCU) • Tencate Advanced Composites • “van Keulen, Craig” • Vila Monte • Weston-Miles Architects • Alaro Cellars • Church Creek Vineyards • DP Construction • D.R. Domenichini Construction • Firato Janitorial • Fortino Winery • Guglielmo Winery • GVA • Jet Electric • Huntington Station • Ladera Grill • M & H Tavern • Martin Ranch • Miramar Vineyards • Moggia Events • Morgan Hill Cellars • Murphys Mercantile • Odeum • Prova • Rosy’s at the Beach • Cochrane Storage • GMH Today • KBAY Radio 94.5 FM • Morgan Hill Times • Morgan Hill Grange Hall • prxy • Recology South Valley • DGDG (Del Grande Dealer Group) • Santa Clara County • Serrano Electric • “Morgan Hill Youth Sports Alliance, Inc.” • City of Morgan Hill • Bill Jacobson Trucking • Auto Magic Professionals • Barrios Upholstery • Beach Hut Deli •Cecelia’s Closet & Food Pantry • Coldwell Banker • Country Automotive • Edward Boss Prado Foundation • Fred’s European-Asian Auto • George’s Auto Service & Transmission • Grant’s Garage • Lawson’s Bakery • Licari Manufacturing / Brunshwiler • Live Oak Veterinary Hospital • Make It Mine • Marty’s Chop Shop • Morgan Hill Wine & Cigar Shop • Napa Auto Parts • On The Road Again • Parktown Pizza • Patti’s Perfect Pantry • “Ponzini Community Garage, Inc.” • RV Restore and Repair • State Farm – Andrew Edwards • Thinker Toys • Top Notch Tunes • Valle Del Sur •

I’D LOVE TO VOLUNTEER!