Freedom 5K

1004764_10200886422877190_1135027309_nRace Description:

Voted best 2013 July race by Run Oregon! On the 4th of July in Molalla, thousands of people from all over the region will line our street to watch the parade. The Freedom 5K is a 3.1 mile race that mirrors the entire parade route just before the parade starts.  This race is designed for both the serious athlete seeking a PR, as well as individuals and families just looking for a fun experience on the 4th of July.  Aside from the thrill of having thousands of people to cheer you on as you accomplish your goal, the race also takes you through historic downtown Molalla, and provides a great way to see our community. Race is capped at 550 racers.


Registration is now open!


(All registrations are final.  We are not able to offer refunds or transfers.)

Pricing schedule:

Early Bird Pricing (till April 31st): $26

May 1st-July 3rd: $30

Day of Registration: $35

Course Description:

Beginning on the track at the stadium you will run/walk over a short section of field and up a street to the beginning of the parade route (1/2 mile to the parade route). Virtually all the remainder of the course mirrors the parade route.  The course is flat and fast. Course map HERE

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Start/Finish Location:

Heckard Field, Eckerd Ave., Molalla, OR

 Race Day Schedule:

You can pick up your race packet on race day

8:00 am – Registration & packet pick up    opens
9:20 am – 5K starts
9:30 am – Parade begins
10:20 am – Race officially ends

 Course Map Here


As a non-profit organization we are proud to be able to give 100% of our race profits back into the community.   One portion of the profits will go to support veterans in need through our local  VFW Post.  The money raised goes

1017311_483380175073415_985340650_nto our veterans to things like providing dental care to homeless veterans, giving care packages to active duty members in combat zones, and financial aide to needy/disabled veterans.  It is the veterans who have secured our freedom, and we want to give back to them.

Another portion of our profits will go to our local Chamber of Commerce.  The Chamber organizes the parade, and they support the businesses in our community.  With the economic condition our Chamber has lost some funding and we want to support them so that they can support our local business.



Who can participate?

This race is designed for both walkers and runners.  Official times will be given to all participants who finish the race in under one hour (19:21 min/mile pace).  You will be allowed to finish the route as long as you stay in front of the parade. Strollers welcome.

No dogs or bikes please.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for a list of FAQs


All participants will get an athletic tri-blend t-shirt. The sooner you register, the better chance of guaranteeing your size as we have a limited number of certain sizes.

Free Rodeo Ticket:

All participants will receive one general admission Molalla Buckaroo matinee ticket for July 4th. So after the race, plan on staying for the best rodeo around!


Our timer this year will be Huber Timing. On-line registration is thru Run Sign Up. The race will be timed using disposable timing chips.

Awards and Door Prizes:

Awards will be given for top male and female finishers, as well as age group awards.  You must pick up your award at the awards table, as we do not mail out awards.  We will also have some amazing door prizes at the Freedom 5K.  Participants should check their bib number at the awards table to see if they won a door prize.  Door prizes must be claimed before the end of the event.

Finishing medals for all participants!

Pre-Race Packet Pick-up:

TBA at Road Runner Sports Tualatin

TBA at Heckard Field at Eckerd Ave, Molalla

Driving Directions:

As the 4th of July draws so many people into our town it is important that you follow these directions to enter and exit the race. Leave yourself plenty of time to arrive as traffic will be heavy.

From I-5 take exit 271 east onto hwy 214.  This turns into Hwy 211 after you cross 99E in Woodburn.  Continue on Hwy 211.  After you cross 213 where the Molalla Safeway is, take your third right onto S Ona Way, take your next left onto South Molalla Forest Rd.  Take a left on Molalla Ave., a right on 5th Street, and a left on Eckherd St. Track/Stadium is on the right.

From I-205, take exit 10 (Park place/Molalla) onto Hwy 213. Drive south on 213 for 16 miles. Turn left at the 211/213 intersection. take your third right onto S Ona Way, take your next left onto South Molalla Forest Rd.  Take a left on Molalla Ave., a right on 5th Street, and a left on Eckherd St. Track/Stadium is on the right.

Parking is available and free at the event.

Our 2017 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Buckeroo  Molalla Communications
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Gold Sponsors

Road Runner Sports  
Mountain View Promotions Talk of the Town Hair Salon
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Silver Sponsors

Bentley Feed GFP Logo (1)
Print Northwest Dental

View race photos on our facebook page!  View 2016 results here!

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