Ninth Annual James W. Foley Freedom Runs to Be Held in Rochester, New Hampshire; Across United States

ROCHESTER, NH – On Saturday October 14, the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation will hold the 9th annual James W. Foley Freedom Run in Rochester, New Hampshire. The Rochester Foley Freedom Run is traditional 5K Run/Walk held at The James W. Foley Community Center in Rochester and is one of several runs being held across the United States to honor the memory of journalist James W. Foley, others who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom and to raise awareness about international hostage taking.

Tech T-shirts, simple registration, individual fundraising capability, professional chip timing, a Runners Expo, Kids “Fun Run” and a post-race celebration with music and a beer garden all make for a memorable experience usually typical only of premier races.

“The ninth annual Foley Freedom Run comes at a joyous moment when we are celebrating recent freedom for five Americans who were unjustly detained in Iran for many years,” said Foley Foundation President & Founder Diane Foley. “However, we cannot rest until every American held hostage or unjustly detained abroad is reunited with their families. This year would have been Jim’s 50th birthday so please join the 2023 Foley Freedom Run/Walk to free Americans still held captive abroad, to deter international hostage taking and to promote journalists’ safety”.

Event Details

  • Date:  Saturday October 14, 2023
  • Time:  Check in and Day of registration starts at 8:00 AM
    • Kids Fun Run set off at 9:30 AM
    • Run begins promptly at 10:00 AM
    • Thursday Afternoon Band and Beer Tent open post-race
  • Location: The James W. Foley Community Center, 150 Wakefield Drive, Rochester, NH
  • Registration: Online registration closes on October 12th at 5:00 PM

In addition to the Rochester Foley Freedom Run, the Foley Foundation is holding Freedom Runs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 14, Washington, DC on October 15 and Madison, Wisconsin on October 21. Individual runners are also invited to participate virtually on the weekend of October 14-15 and use #IRunForJim on social media to document their runs.

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