Think You’re The Fastest Kid in Town? Calling All Runners For This Fun, Fast, And Competitive 5K Race

Freeport, Illinois – The United Way along with their partner agencies are calling all runners, walkers, and community members for the 14th annual Lincoln Douglas 5K, Kid’s Races and one- mile fun run.

This year’s event combines a fun, fast, and competitive 5K race with a fun run and series of kids races that ultimately crowns the “Fastest Kid in Town.”

With a Start/Finish near the Lincoln statue in Freeport’s historic Taylor Park, the LD 5K is family fun at its best! In addition, the Lincoln Douglas 5K is proud to welcome, Jitterbug Events to this year’s race. Jitterbug events will add a new dimension of fun for runners, kids, and spectators.

Those that consider running a “team sport” are encouraged to join the corporate challenge. All you need is four runners (with at least one female) to compete for the fastest total time and the corporate challenge trophy.

This race offers something for everyone, and supports the United Way of Northwest Illinois and their outstanding work in our local community. United Way provides critical funds to improve education, financial stability, and health in our local community.

Interested participants can register online at or by contacting the United Way office for a registration form. Individuals interested in volunteering can also contact the United Way office at 815-232-5184.

14th Annual 5K, One-Mile Fun Run and Kids Races
Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 8 a.m. (5K start at 8:35 a.m.)

Taylor Park
900 East Stephenson Street
Freeport, IL

The Lincoln-Douglas 5K is a 2016 Rockford Road Runners Circuit Race

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