Join us for a patriotic start to July 4th. The day of family fun begins with the 3rd Annual O.P.A. Freedom 5K. A portion of the proceeds will again be donated to the Home of the Brave, Inc, which provides a vacation home and helps make available entertainment activities for returning soldiers & their families. This family-friendly race will go around the beautiful Veterans Memorial Park, dip into the woods & funnel back out onto the roads. At the finish line, runners will see the flags of each Military branch on the Veterans Memorial. Come out and support the military by wearing your red, white & blue on such a patriotic holiday! Awards will be given for most patriotically dressed runner ( male, felmale, child). Race begins at 8am.
After the race, stay for a morning/afternoon of fun and games. The Ocean Pines Recreation & Parks Department will host a day of fun at the Veterans Memorial site from 10am - 2pm. Water themed moon bounces, carnival games, face paintng, concessions and swimming are all part of this celebration. The fee for a water bounce wristband of fun is $6 per participant. Some carnival games have a nominal fee. Current pool rates will be in effect for all swimmers.
Event schedule and times
Race is held at 8am at Veterans Memorial Park located at 11444 Cathell Road, Berlin, MD. Free parking is available across the street at the library or the bank.
"Day Of" race registration will begin at 7am and the fee is $35.
Course map can be accessed through the OC Tri Running link via www.oceanpines.org.