2017 Run For Freedom

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2013 Run For Freedom

Please join us for the 23rd Annual Antioch Run For Freedom on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. This well received walk/run has become a holiday tradition in Antioch and will be the kick off event for the 125th Anniversary Celebration of the town of Antioch! Both the competitive runner and casual walking family enjoy our challenging USATF Certified course that winds through the beautiful streets of Antioch.

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)

Race Location

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/118873 - Online registration will remain open until noon on Monday, July 3, 2017.

Walk-in Registration

Walk-in registration will remain open until 4:00pm on Monday, July 3, 2017. Complete the attached registration form making sure to sign the waiver (guardian signature required for minors) as well as the appropriate USATF waivers and bring them into State Bank of The Lakes, 440 Lake Street, Antioch, IL. 60002. A 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.),  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
  • $80 Family Rate (up to five immediate family members per household; available prior to race day only)

Make Checks payable to 2017 Antioch Run For Freedom. Sorry no refunds or rain date!
Registrant Confirmations: http://www.signmeup.com/#!/confirmationlookup/118873

Packet Pick-up

Prior to Race Day:

Packet pick-up will be at State Bank of The Lakes, 440 Lake Street, Antioch IL starting on Friday, June 23, 2017 thru 4pm Monday, July 3, 2017.

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


  • Free A4 Cooling Performance Crew Shirts to the first 1,200 registered participants (sizes not guaranteed)
  • Complimentary refreshments
  • Ample Parking
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Free Antioch 125th Anniversary commemorative coin


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

Medical Support

Available through the services of the Antioch Fire Department Paramedics.

Race Results

Results will be posted at all State Bank of The Lakes locations, on our website at www.sbotl.com, www.mychicagoathlete.com or www.active.com.

Waiver and Release

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

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.