Freedom 5K FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is anyone dressing up for the Freedom 5K?

A: We are encouraging those who would like to dress up in red, white, and blue. Let’s have fun together celebrating our nation’s independence!

Q: Can jogging strollers be used during at the Freedom 5K?

A: Yes. The Freedom 5K is perfect for families to be able to run or walk this together. Please just be courteous of the other runners and walkers around you, especially on narrow sections of the course.

Q: Will you have any aid stations?

A: Yes.  There will be one aid station handing out water about 1/2 half way through the course.

Q: What about restrooms?

A: There are restrooms and showers available at the start/finish line. No restrooms on the course.

Q: Can my dog run with me?

A: While we all love our 4 legged friends we are asking that you please leave your dogs at home, to ensure their safety and the safety of our participants and parade audience.

Q: I am interested in training for the Freedom 5K, but I currently don’t run. How can I get started?

A: You are welcome to join any of our training runs.  We meet every Saturday morning at 8:00, at Main St. Coffee.  215 E Main st. Molalla, Or 97038.  We have groups for different ability levels.  If you are looking for a training programs and your are just starting out, here are a couple of good options:  our own Strive for 5Couch to 5K, Frontrunner Training and Runner’s World.

Q: I love to help out. How can I  volunteer?

A: We love our volunteers! Our race wouldn’t happen without them. There are many shifts and jobs available from stuffing goodie bags, registration, parking,  handing out water and many more.

Q: Can I watch the parade after the race?

A: Yes. Our start/finish line is very close to the end of the parade route. Depending on how quickly the parade moves along, and how quickly you finish the race you should have time to watch the parade.

Q: I’m all sweaty but I want to go to the rodeo and enjoy the day in Molalla.

A: Our locker rooms at the start/finish line have showers for our racers to use. You can clean up and enjoy the rest of your day!

Q: Will my race result be online?

A: Yes.  Results will be available  minutes after crossing the finish line!

Q: What is the best way to stay informed on any changes?

A: If you are on Facebook, click the link on the side of this page, and like our page. We will post updates about the Freedom 5K and other information about our running club there. You can also sign-up to receive e-mail updates about the race and our club. 

Molalla . . . a great place to spend the 4th of July:

After the race all of our participants are invited to stick around and watch the parade. And if you want to make a day of it, Molalla has some great restaurants and Main Street Coffee with free wi-fi where you can relax as you wait to attend one of the best rodeo’s around: The Molalla Buckaroo.