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Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k & 10k -Register Mid-Jan!

‘During the holiday season of 2008, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, a Professor of Family Medicine, and Lois Turco, an advocate for a heritage area in Jefferson County, met by chance in Shepherdstown. Their conversation sparked an idea that would eventually catch alight and one day become West Virginia’s largest marathon, the Freedom’s Run.

An Event for Health and Heritage, their goal was to promote healthy lifestyles, walking and biking paths, and more involvement in the nearby national parks. 

Freedom’s Run has continued to grow since then, and with the development of the Freedom’s Run Community Grant and Freedom’s Run Race Series including Harper’s Ferry Half Marathon, has been able to donate over $400,000.


The goal of developing Health and Heritage in the beautiful state of West Virginia is thriving.

Race Events


Do you love our local community and want to give back in some way? Come volunteer at the 2024 Freedom's Run. These events wouldn't be possible without the incredible help and support of our local volunteers. Email us at with your availability October 11th & 12th. These races couldn't continue without generous volunteers, so thank you so much!

Wery well organized, good course support, challenging course, small event (not too crowded!), liberal finishing time (my boyfriend did the early start) I have run many of the big marathons (NYC, Chicago, Marine Corps) but would do this one again in a heartbeat. The beautiful scenery, friendly volunteers and sense of history make this event one that will soon be on every runner's "must-do" list!

- Kristin Swanson, Reston, VA

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