217 runners entered the 2019 Memorial Day race -- 149 completed the 8K and 50 finished the 5K fun run.  Roger Hopper of Norfolk VA won the event for the second year in a row with a time of 27:06.  Emily Honeycutt of Newport News VA was the first woman with a time 33:49.  Runners were as young as 6 years and as old as 95.

Complete results for the 8K were generated by the Peninsula Track Club and are provided HERE.  Unofficial 5K results are provided HERE.

Yorktown Freedom Run

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Rotary International, District 7600

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Rotary Club of

Yorktown Virginia

The Yorktown Freedom Run will return for 2021!  The race will again be an 8K race on the Yorktown Battlefield on Memorial Day, May 31, 2021.  Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions, the 5K fun run is on hold.  Registration and awards will be at York High School.  The race flier is available by clicking here.  You may sign up using the filer or through the Run Sign Up website by clicking here.  The location is a very nice course mostly using the Battlefield Tour Road.  You can see a map of the 2021 8K course at:  Click here to see 8K map

All runners will get a T-shirt; however, only those who register with a postmark by May 14th will be assured of getting the exact size they want.      

There will be bottled water and plenty of refreshments after the race.  Medals are given to  runners in 26 categories and cash awards are given to the top three male and female runners in the Open and Master's categories. 

The race commemorates Memorial Day and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom.  The Freedom Run is operated by the Yorktown Rotary Club, and all proceeds go to the Yorktown Rotary Foundation to provide scholarships at local high schools and give support to a wide range of youth and community services as shown on the Community Service page.