2014 Run For Freedom

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2013 Run For Freedom

Join us for the 20th Annual Antioch Run For Freedom on Friday, July 4, 2014. This well received walk/run has become a holiday tradition in Antioch attracting 1400+ participants. Both the competitive runner and casual walking family enjoy our challenging USATF Certified course that winds through the beautiful streets of Antioch.

Antioch Run For Freedom will once again support the "Adopt-A-Package" program. Please join us in supporting our troops by donating items from the suggested list (list below). Bring your donation to our designated area on race day. Monetary donations are also welcome. The Antioch VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 4551 will arrange to package and ship all of the items collected to our Soldiers.

2013 Video


Online Registration: 

Walk-in Registration:

Start Time

  • 6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Same Day Registration
  • 8:00 a.m. 5K Run/Walk begins (USATF #IL-12029-JW)


Antioch, Illinois – Antioch Scout House, 770 Cunningham Drive (Corner of Cunningham and Poplar Avenues. One block west of Hwy 83/Main Street).


Online Registration

www.signmeup.com/98501 - Online registration will be open until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

Walk-in Registration

Walk-in registration will remain open until 4:30pm on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Complete the attached registration form making sure to sign the waiver (guardian signature required for minors) as well as the appropriate USATF waivers on the back of the registration form and bring them into State Bank of The Lakes, 440 Lake Street, Antioch, IL. 60002. Separate registration and signed waivers are required for each participant.

Race Day Registration

Race Day Registration and packet pick-up begins at 6:30am at the Antioch Scout House, 770 Cunningham Drive (one block west of Hwy. 83/Main St.), and Antioch, IL. Family discount rates do not apply. Registration closes at 7:45am sharp.

Registration Fee

  • $30 prior to race day
  • $35 on race day
  • $75 Family Rate (up to five immediate family members per household; available prior to race day only)

Make Checks payable to 2014 Antioch Run For Freedom. Sorry no refunds or rain date!
Registrant Confirmationa: http://www.signmeup.com/confirmation/98501

Packet Pick-up

Prior to Race Day: Packet pick-up will be available starting Monday, June 16th thru 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 at:

State Bank of The Lakes
440 Lake St.
Antioch, Illinois.

Race Day: Packets will also be available for pick-up on the morning of the race from 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.


  • Free A4 Cooling Performance Crew Shirts to the first 1,300 registered participants (sizes not guaranteed, youth sizes available in limited quantities)
  • Complimentary refreshments
  • Ample Parking
  • Raffle Prizes


To qualify for an award, you must enter as a runner. Awards are given to the top three males-overall and top three females-overall. Award includes four tickets each to a Milwaukee Brewers home game for the first place male and first place female. Age group awards are given to the top three male and female runners in each of these age groups: 11 and under, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over. Winners must be present to receive awards; awards will not be mailed.


B-Tag™ Timing System
The "Antioch Run For Freedom" will be utilizing the timing technology from ChronoTrack, an event supplied B-Tag™, which is a bar code on your bib. In order to ensure accurate timing race bibs need to be clearly visible and pinned in all four corners on the front of the torso. It is important that the bib should be unaltered and unmodified (do not fold or wrinkle) and should not be covered by jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.  

Course Map

The challenging course follows residential streets, featuring two water stations at regular intervals and mile markers with clocks at miles 1, 2 and 3.  The course is USATF sanctioned & certified.

Click here to download course map.

Event Sponsors


Click here to download a list of suggested items

  • Beef jerky
  • Crackers
  • Granola bars
  • Power bars
  • Single drink mix packets
  • Crew socks (white or black, no logos)
  • Personal wipes (unscented)
  • Flashlights
  • AAA and AA batteries
  • Mouse traps
  • Fly ribbons
  • Large Band-Aids
  • Lip Balm/Chapstick
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Anti-itch cream
  • Saline nasal spray
  • Antacid tablets
  • Muscle rub creams
  • Pain reliever tablets
  • Eye drops
  • Foot powder
  • Bug repellant
  • Sunscreen

Medical Support

Available through the services of the Antioch Fire Department Paramedics.

Race Results

Please click the below options to view your results:

Overall Run Results

Overall Walk Results

Results by Age Group

Female Run Awards

Male Run Awards

Or view your results at www.mychicagoathlete.com or www.active.com.

Waiver and Release

Waiver on front and back of application must be signed before registration is accepted.

1.Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act in my behalf, waive and release USATF, race organizers, volunteers, officials, the Village of Antioch, sponsors of the Antioch Run For Freedom and all other sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event.

2.I know that running a road race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained.  I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with running in this event including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, the effect of weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.

3. Safety Restrictions: No pets, in-line skates, roller skates, skateboards or bicycles are allowed on the race course. If you will be running or walking with a stroller, you must stay and remain at the back of the group and are not allowed to go through the finish line chutes. Per their discretion, Race Coordinators or Antioch Officials reserve the right to clear the race course of participants at any time before, during or after the race.

Many Thanks to the following

Village of Antioch, Antioch Department of Public Works, Antioch Police Department, Antioch Fire Department, Antioch Department of Parks and Recreation, Race Sponsors and our many employee and community volunteers.

Village of Antioch Fourth of July Activities

After the "Run For Freedom", join the Village of Antioch in celebrating Independence Day. For more details contact Village of Antioch Parks Department 847-395-2160 or visit their website at www.antioch.il.gov.

Race Questions?

Call 847-395-2700 - State Bank of The Lakes or email info@sbotl.com for any race questions.

 Antioch Run For Freedom is a sanctioned, certified USATF Track & Field course. Certification (USATF # IL-12029-JW). The purpose of the USATF course certification program is to produce road race courses of accurately measured distances. For any road running performance to be accepted as a record or be nationally ranked, it must be run on a USATF-certified course. In addition, the certification program is very important to the average road racer, as well as those of exceptional speed. Most runners like to compare performances run on different courses, and such comparisons are difficult if course distances are not reliable. No one can truly establish a personal best if the course distance is not accurate. Visit www.usatf.com for more information.