DATE: APRIL 15, 2018

Location: Winthrop High School, Winthrop, MA

Start Time: 10AM

Description: Join us for the 2nd Annual Freedom Fighters 5K run/walk to benefit Richard Honan’s care package program that sends boxes filled with comfort food, toiletries and treats to men and women deployed overseas while serving our Country. Every year, several thousand pounds of care packages full of an assortment of treats, toiletries, newspapers, magazines and Christmas trees are sent overseas.

Packet Pickup/Race Day Reg: 8:30-10AM at race site. Packet pickup will be on race day only unless otherwise noted.

$25 until 3/18
$30 until 4/14
$35 on race day
Youth Under 15- $20 (no price increase)
Military/Fire/EMS – $25 (no price increase)
Kids Fun Run: $10 (1/4 Mile)

Course: The majority of the 5k run/walk will take place on the road with a 1/4 mile on trail by Lewis Lake. Both the start and finish will be at Winthrop High School. Walkers, strollers and dogs are welcome to participate.

Kids Fun Run: This 1/4 mile Kids Fun Run is targeted for those 10 and under starting at 9:45am. This category doesn’t include a race t-shirt.  If your child is under 15 and wishes to participate in the 5K and the Kids Fun Run please sign he/she in the Youth Under 15 category so he/she will receive an official race time in the 5k.

Swag: All pre-registered participants will receive a custom race t-shirt.

Awards: Cash prizes to the 1st place overall M/F finishers. Age group prizes to the 1st M/F in each of the following age groups: 12-Under, 13-16, 17-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

Post Race Festivities: Food/drink will be available for participants. A slew of local and corporate vendors will be on site and of course the Mix104.1 Street Team will be keeping us entertained throughout the course of the event.

Beneficiary: 100% of the net proceeds will be allocated the continuation of the military care package program.

More about Richard Honan: Life long Winthrop resident, Richard Honan, is an active community member, family man, veteran, artist, boat builder, photographer and much more. Always working for the betterment of the community, he has devoted a large part of his life to this country and continues to work tirelessly for our service members and veterans. For the past fifteen years, Richard has sent hand written letters and care packages filled with support to servicemen and women deployed overseas, far from family and friends. With the help of the Winthrop community, he has been able to pack and ship over 33,000 pounds of care packages. Help this tradition continue by supporting the Freedom Fighters 5K run/walk

To learn more about Richard check out the following video.

Can’t make the event? But would like to make a contribution? Checks can be made payable Rising Reg LLC and mailed to Rising Reg LLC, co: Ashley Steeves, 147 Sylvan St. #10A, Danvers MA 01923. In the check memo, please write: Donation to Freedom Fighters 5K.

Weather: This event will take place rain/snow or shine!  There will be no refunds.

Event Contact: High5EM | 978-594-7050 |