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Jackson hosting Freedom Fest 5K

The 19th annual Jackson County Freedom Fest 5K run and walk will be held on Saturday, July 4. The event begins at 9 a.m. at Manpower Park on East Main Street in Jackson and the race will be run through the business and (western section) residential streets of Jackson.

In preparation for the race, there will be limited parking on two Jackson city streets on Friday evening and Saturday morning. There will be no parking from 9 p.m. on Friday, July 3 until 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 4 on the south side on Broadway Street (A.L. Terry Jewelers, Sherwin Williams Paints) from South Street east to Main Street. There will also be no parking on the west side of Main Street (Markay, Coll Auto Sales, CVS) from Broadway Street south to South Street from 9 p.m. on Friday, July 3 until 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 4. Cars left parked there after 9 p.m. on Friday, July 3 are subject to being towed.

All intersections on the streets where the race is being run will have intersection monitors, which will help to guide traffic through those intersections during the race. Drivers should also try to avoid traveling on the race route between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 4.

When the race starts at Manpower Park at 9 a.m., runners will go north on Main Street toward the downtown, turn left onto Portsmouth Street, right onto Broad Street, left onto Oak Street, left on Ohio Avenue, then left on South Street, right on David Avenue, left on Tropic Street, left on Vaughn Street, right on South Street, left onto Broadway Street and then right onto Main Street and back to Manpower Park.

Entry fee is $20 (if pre-registration made through TriStateRacer.com or $25 on race day), as all proceeds will go toward the sponsoring of community events by the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce and all participating runners will receive newly-designed upgraded dry-weave t-shirts.

The race will be timed (and scored) this year by TriStateRacer.com. Plaques will be awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers not winning plaques in each age division for both male and female.

No pre-registration is required (although runners may pre-register for $20 at TriStateRacer.com) and registration may be made on the day of the race (for $25). There will also be a one-mile fun walk starting simultaneously with the 5K run. Those participating in the walk and wishing to purchase a t-shirt may do so for $10.There is no cost for the walk, but there will be no awards for the walk.

That course will be north on Main Street to the courthouse, then left on Broadway Street and left on Pearl Street back to Manpower Park.

For more information on the 5K run, please contact the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce at (740) 286-2722.

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