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New races but the same attitude at the annual Freedom Race at the SSS

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Around 860 runners started their 4th of July with a run, but this year they had options. Around 860 runners started their 4th of July with a run, but this year they had options.

Around 860 runners started their 4th of July with a run, but this year they had options.

The is the 17th years that the Star Spangled Spectacular had put on the Freedom 5 K race, but around 200 of those runners decided that the 5 K was not long enough and ran the first ever 10 K race, covering just over 6 miles of streets and Paths around Faurot Park. Organizers were pleased that the public was looking for more of a challenge out of this year's race.  

Amy Kentner, Organizer, Freedom 10 K, 5k and mile run says,  "This a great year of for the Star Spangled Spectacular, it being the 25th anniversary, also for the race.  I feel really good about the race, I got a lot of positive comments and feedback.  We added the 10K, so it really went through some nice areas, some of the neighborhoods to really showcase what Lima has to offer.”

Some people who wanted something a little shorter also took part in the first ever one-mile fun run.  The competitors in the 10K and 5K got a medal to remember the event. 

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