Free to Run  4 Miles

2014 Free to Run 4 Miles Race Results

2014 Free to Run 4 Miles Photos slideshow + theme music

FR4 Mile 2011 logo - Version 2July 4, 2015 Event - SUSPENDED

(This is the first time in over 10 years of 150 CC events that we’ve been forced to suspend any event. We’re very sorry for this suspension. Hope to see and cheer you on the 4th of July, 2016, in Andover, MN.)

8th Annual

Free to Run 4 Miles

on the 4th of July - Actively Celebrating Liberty
and Kids Challenge 1/4 Mile Fun Run @ 9:30 AM

Apology: By the time Charities Challenged learned that St Paul Parks would not permit this event in 2015 it was too late to schedule another suitable location outside of St Paul. 4th of July is a popular road racing day and permits were taken by others in many alternative locations. We will announce soon where we will have our permit to conduct the 8th Annual Free to Run 4 Miles next year.

Read here about Charities Challenge moving all its races in 2015 to new warm and welcoming hospitable locations in north metro suburbs

2016 Location to be determined

rrcachamp[1]-edited8 Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) MN State 4 Mile Championship Awards will go to men & women in the four divisions:

Open Division Winners (under age 40)

Masters Winners (ages 40-49)

Grand Masters (ages 50-59)

Senior Masters (ages 60 and up)

Recognition & Awards: Complete 5k results by Youth, Open, Masters (5-year age groups > age 40-90+)

2016 Online Pre-registration for Free to Run 4 Miles here soon

2016 Printable Event Promotional Flier & Entry Form here soon

Charities Challenge RxExercise Online Fundraising Campaigns - Help Support Exercise as Medicine - Start Your Campaign Now!

Colorful  commemorative race shirts, pocket-size Declaration of Independence & US Constitution, & race treats

2013 Free to Run 4 Miles Race Results

2013 Free to Run 4 Miles Photos slideshow + theme music

















Race Morning Schedule:

    6 AM - CC Race Event Worker (CCREW) Volunteers set up course, finish line & registration area

    6:45 AM - Pre-registered Check-in, shirt & bib # pick-up, & Race Day $40 registration opens

    7:45 AM - Registration Closes

    7:50 AM Start Line Assembles for Pre-race Announcements & National Anthem

    8 AM - START!

    @ 9:15 AM - Kids Challenge 1/4 Mile Fun Run (Free of entry fee without event shirt)

    POST-EVENT HOLIDAY WELCOME NOTE: Stay around beautiful tree lined Lake Phalen park and enjoy your own pot-luck picnic with others, including CC Race Event Worker (CCREW) volunteers. You’re welcome to share  use of CC’s rented picnic pavilion kitchens & outdoor grills for preparing your picnic food and beverages. Actively Celebrate Liberty!

2012 Free to Run 4 Miles Race Results

2012 Free to Run 4 Miles Photos Slideshow with Theme Music

2011 Free to Run 4 Miles Race Results & Records

2011 Free to Run 4 Miles Photos Online Slideshow with Holiday Theme Music

Exercise your Freedom on the 4th of July!IMG_0385


Free to Run 4 Miles on the 4th of July is a Charities Challenge RxExercise Holiday Run Event & Part of CC’s Unique-in-AmericaAmericana Heritage Series of Run/Walk Events.

Learn more about the Power of RxExercise to improve the quality of all our lives & liberty, reduce disease risks, and improve the lives of so many of us challenged by a variety of chronic diseases.

Via History. com learn about The History of the July 4th

Charities Challenge Mission: To Improve Health/Fitness, Reduce Health Risks, and Enhance Disease Management via Goal-oriented RxExercise Training Programs, Engaging Events & Active Community Partnerships...
Because there is NO CURE for all the ills associated with lack of exercise…except RxExercise!

Net event proceeds benefit CC’s Rx Exercise Events, Programs and Services. CC is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Info: Contact CC Event Director & Coach / 612-245-9160