Runners Celebrate Memorial Day Where Freedom Was Won! The race commemorates Memorial Day and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom. The Freedom Run is hosted by the Yorktown Rotary Club, and all proceeds go to provide scholarships for local high school students and give support to a wide range of youth and community services
The 8K starts at York High School then proceeds to Surrender Field. Along the path will be 130 signs with the names of 130 York County service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country–and lost their lives in combat.
Bottled water and plenty of refreshments after the race. Medals are given to runners in 26 categories and cash awards are given to the top three male and female runners in the Open and Master’s categories.