Rainsville hosts 6th annual Freedom Fest Run this Saturday
June 16, 2016 Share

Rainsville hosts 6th annual Freedom Fest Run this Saturday

Featured image: Jerry Clifton, Race Director of the Freedom Fest Run, with Rainsville City Council


By Tyler Pruett

tyler@southerntorch.com

RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Saturday, June 18, the City of Rainsville will be hosting the 6th annual Freedom Fest Run. The race will begin at Broadway Baptist Church on McCurdy Avenue South and will begin at 8 a.m. Contestants can pick up their registration packets on Friday, June 17 at Broadway Baptist Church from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. The run will consist of a 5k or a 10k.

The majority of the proceeds will go to help benefit Savannah Willingham. Savannah was injured in a tragic car accident earlier this year. Since then, the community has poured out love and support for her. The Freedom Fest Run is following the community’s example this year and donating to a great cause.

Cash prizes will be given to all that place first in their particular age group. $50 will be awarded to each first place finisher and $500 to each male and female overall winner. The time to beat from last year’s 10k was 32:04.

Jerry Clifton, who serves as the race director, spoke to the Rainsville City Council during the last meeting. He was happy to report that with eleven days to go, they were already at over 700 registrations.

“Last year we had 625 runners come out,” Clifton said, “this year we already have over 700 registrations and we’re expecting between 800 to 1000.”

“We have people coming from a 150 mile radius. Some from as far away South Carolina and Florida,” Clifton said.

For more information on the 6th annual Freedom Fest Run, contact race director Jerry Clifton at (256)717-5650 or cliftonj35986@gmail.com

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