2nd Annual Freedom Run a Dashing Success

Flatwoods – Nearly 70 came out to show not only their competitive side, but also their unwavering support for local veterans as they took part in the 2nd Annual Freedom Run 5K.

The race, which was held along Bellefonte Road and Diedrich Boulevard in Flatwoods and Russell, featured not only long straightaways, but also several challenging hills.

Andrew Roffe (17:44.1) came in first place and Christina Blackburn (25:17.7) was the female across the finish line. The race featured runners with an age span of 71 years, 9 years old to 80 years old.

For a complete listing of race results, click here.

The race was the kickoff for events that will commemorate the 70th Anniversary of WWII, and more specifically, D-Day. Activities continue Friday, June 6 with a ringing of church bells at 12 Noon, in addition to the Daily Independent’s commemorative re-print of the D-Day Extra that ran 70 years ago to the day. Activities will follow in the next week with a Military History Roundtable on Thursday, June 12 at 6 PM at the Highlands Museum, and will culminate with The War Days: a 1944 Walking Tour of Downtown Ashland on Saturday, June 14. More information on that can be found here.



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