Celebrate July 4th at Liberty Park with the Patriots 5k. This is a great event to celebrate the Powell community, family, friends, and neighbors. Runners, joggers, and walkers can enjoy the scenic views on Liberty Park’s gravel paths. Events will start at 8:00 AM so participants will have plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the holiday.
Tanner and I, the race directors, met on OLHS’s Men’s Cross Country Team and became friends extremely quickly. We have learned how to be physically and mentally tough by pushing ourselves and each other. Through running cross country, we have learned one lesson above all others: at the end of the race, it isn’t about the time on the clock, but doing your best and leaving all out on the course.
Last year our fellow teammates Blake Overly and Brett Hinkle continued Tomas Gonzalez’s Patriots 5k on the 4th race. Then, they entrusted us to follow in their footsteps and continue the tradition, and we will eventually pass it on to another teammate next year. This opportunity allows us to grow together as a team, runners, and as members of the Powell community.
This year, we will continue to work with Soles 4 Souls. This is a charitable organization that collects new and used shoes and gives them to people in need. They have generously donated 30 million pairs of shoes to 127 countries and all 50 states! Please join us on the morning of July 4th and bring any new/used shoes that can be donated to help people in need.
– Alek Prok & Tanner Sutton, Race Directors
$25 through 6/20
$30 through race day
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
Race registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.