Registration open for Essence of Freedom Challenge

Submitted by Janice Greenberg
Posted2/19/2019 1:30 PM

Registration is open for the Essence of Freedom Challenge, a new virtual run that will take place globally May 1-26. The event, hosted by Support Our Soldiers Freedom, Inc., can be completed as a 5K or 10K.

Registration for the event is $40 through March 31, $45 April 1-30 and $50 May 1-26. Registrants can run a 5K or 10K race as many times as they like May 1-26. They will upload their best times into the Essence of Freedom Challenge app.

Awards will be presented to the fastest overall male and female in the 5K and 10K leader boards. All participants will receive a T-shirt and free admission to a pancake breakfast Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day), in Deerfield.

Event proceeds will benefit active duty military and veterans in the United States.

"SOS Freedom provides financial assistance to active duty military and veterans for expenses not covered by military benefits," President Marilee Papale Shipman said. "Each year we have an increase in the number of our country's heroes who need our help."

For more information or to register, visit or call (847) 457-4756.

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