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City of Midland News Release

Posted on: June 23, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Freedom Run to kick off weekend Fourth of July events

Freedom Run 2016

Runners, joggers and walkers are invited to kick off Independence Day festivities in Midland this year at the 2016 Atmos Energy Freedom Run on Saturday, July 2.

Registration is now open for the 5K chip-timed race, which will start at 8 a.m. from the First Baptist Church north parking lot located at 2104 W. Louisiana Avenue. Pre-race registration is available online at for $30 per person through June 29 and day-of registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 2 for $35 per person. The first 200 registrants are guaranteed to receive an event T-shirt.

Participants are invited to wear patriotic gear to the event to turn Midland’s streets red, white and blue during the race. All registrants will be eligible for the chance to win a GoPro camera.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Midland Municipal Employees Scholarship Fund, a non-profit organization that provides college scholarships annually to dependents of City of Midland employees. Sponsors for this year’s race are Midland Health and CBS7.

For more information or to register, please visit or contact MMESF Board President Gabe McClelland at or by phone at 432-685-7983. To learn about other events happening in Midland for the Fourth of July, please visit the Midland Chamber’s website at


Media Contact: MMESF Board President Gabe McClelland

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