The annual Woodstock Freedom Run is perhaps my favorite 5K, mainly because it benefits The Hope Center. It certainly helps to have Woodstock charm, a flat course, and gracious weather for July (around 70 degrees at race time). And it’s always a nice surprise to chat with so many folks that I don’t see often. It feels like a family reunion.
Lydia won a second-place age group award at 28:09. Stephen ran very well at 30:06 and was all smiles as he crossed the line, but he’s in the 11-14 group now, competing with 18-minute finishers. At 25:32, I was certainly no threat to 15-minute defending champ Sammy Nyamongo, but enjoyed the race all the same.
It should return to July 4 next year, so if you’re not running the Peachtree, come out for this one.