Ninth Annual James W. Foley Freedom Runs to Be Held in Washington DC, Across United States

WASHINGTON, DC – On Sunday October 15, the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation will hold the 9th annual James W. Foley Freedom Run/Walk in Washington, DC in Anacostia Park. The DC Foley Freedom Run is one of several runs being held across the United States and world 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.

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“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: Sunday October 15, 2023
  • Time: Roads into Anacostia Park close at 7:45 AM. Race begins at 8:00 AM.
  • Location: 1500 Anacostia Drive SE, Anacostia Park
  • Registration: Online registration closes on October 6th, 2023.

In addition to the Washington, DC run the Foley Foundation is holding Freedom Runs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 14, Madison, Wisconsin on October 21,and Rochester, New Hampshire on October 14. 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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