Story County GOP to host second annual Freedom Run 5k

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US Senator Joni Ernst, Iowa Auditor Mary Mosiman will be among participants


Ames, IA – Chairman Brett Barker announced today that the Story County Republicans are partnering with the Story County Freedom Flight to host the second annual Story County Freedom Run. Among the planned participants are US Senator Joni Ernst and Iowa Auditor Mary Mosiman. The event will take place on Saturday, April 25 at SCORE Pavilion in Nevada, IA. Included in the day’s events are a 5k race, a one-mile walk, and a children’s fun run. A pancake breakfast will immediately follow the race. All money raised will be directly contributed to the Story County Freedom Flight.


“Last year’s inaugural running of the Freedom Run was an incredible success, and we are excited to continue the tradition this year,” said Chairman Barker. “I am thankful to Senator Ernst, as well as Auditor Mary Mosiman, for agreeing to participate in a great cause that will raise funds to send our American heroes on a trip they have earned.”


Story County Freedom Flight honors Story County veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm for their sacrifices by sending them to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials from their respective wars. The organization is in its fourth year of operation, and was awarded the Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Award by Governor Terry Branstad in 2013 for their efforts.


7:00 AM to 8:15 AM: Check-in and Registration

8:15 AM: Childrens’ Fun Run

8:30 AM: 5k Road Race and 1-Mile Walk

*Pancake breakfast to immediately follow conclusion of 5k race at SCORE Pavilion. Breakfast will be free for race registrants and $10 for non-race registrants.



5k Road Race: $30 by Thursday, April 23; $35 after April 23.

One Mile Walk: $25 by Thursday, April 23; $30 after April 23.

Children’s Fun Run: $10 per child, no t-shirt included.

*T-shirt and goodie bag only guaranteed for those who sign up by April 11.

**Race day registrations will be accepted between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM.


Email for more information.