5K Freedom Run & Walk Celebration

Saturday, June 17th, 2023 from 1:30am to 9:00pm


Help us celebrate Freedom Diversity Equity and Inclusion on Juneteenth Holiday

We need volunteers to help us pull off an amazing community event.
In order to help everyone take part in our event we have created shift so you can choose to both be a participant as well contribute your time to a great cause. If you want to volunteer for the entire day that that is awesome as well we look forward to having you on the volunteer team. Some Volunteers are needed for the days preceding the race in order to prepare and manage the successful outcomes expected for this event.

We need people from various backgrounds and interests including: Social Media, Marketing, Budgeting, Promotion, Race Timing, Security, Activity Tables, Nurse Station, Water Station, Creative art, Vendor Solicitation, Parade business Solicitation, Event Manager, Music and Stage setup, ect so please if there is an area not mentioned please inquire and we can see where we might be able to utilize your skill sets.

Event Details:  Register CLICK HERE 

United Community Change Non Profit Organization presents the 4th Annual Freedom Run & Walk Celebration. The Freedom Run & Walk Celebration is a diverse, educational, cultural, and progressive experience. The event promotes increasing the exposure of minority community members in business, arts, health and more by creating a event space and platform to share diverse community talents ,services and culture on this day for the entire community to experience.

While we focus on praising the successful accomplishments, freedoms and success stories minorities have achieved in America from historic slavery , oppression, racism and unfair disadvantages we also promote health and wellness through this sport and target community members to embrace their differences and change their lives through healthy eating habits by using physical activities like a farmers market that bring families and neighbors closer. We welcome and encourage all cultures and backgrounds in our community to run and walk with us while embracing and celebrating ALL AMERICAN Freedoms on this day.


5K Freedom Run / Walk Race 7:30 am - 10:30 am - Get your Tennis on and race to the finish line. Go as fast or as slow paced as your want. Set a personal goal and beat your own record each year. The most important part is to reflect on your freedoms and celebrate the freedoms that we have achieved up until today. Participants will win awards and get T-shirts and swag bag items 07:30 AM-Packet. Walk and Run while learning about the history of the Nations Freedoms. Stop to dance at your own leisure take picture and photo opportunities while tagging #JuneteenthFreedomWalk2023 and #EmpowerUS earn prizes and so much more. Invite your entire family and walk or run for "Freedom". All ages welcome.

Pickup and Walk Up Registration opens
08:30 AM-Walk Up Registration closes
09:00 AM-5K Starts
10:30 AM-Awards Ceremony (as soon as 1K is finished

5K Freedom Run / Walk Virtual Participants: = You get the flexibility of running your race wherever you feel comfortable. If you want to support but want to take safer precautions this is for you. You will get all the goodies in a virtual format and shipped or allowed to pick up your T-shirt and a medal and a printable Award certificate before or during Registration pickup . Its all based on the honor system. So, record your race time when you are finished and don't forget to come back for race time results to see the winners both here and in the United Community Change Facebook group.

Early Registration By December 31 2022 : Adults $35 Kids $30
Includes all entertainment, 5k run/walk entry and park access, Swag Bag with sponsor goodies , T-shirt , Race Bib, Medal opportunity.

Community Juneteenth Parade 12pm - 1pm - Bring your kids to collect candy from the participants that drive walk and ride down Traffic way to celebrate Freedom. Watch band performances and more community participants represent the importance of freedom, diversity , and tolerance in our community.

Line up Begins @11:30pm Parade Begins at 12pm - 1pm.

Park Celebration - 2pm - 6pm @ Jordan Valley Ice Park Enjoy announcements , raffles, speakers a bit of history along with food activities and performances for the remainder of the day. Connect with community members and Non profit and For profit organizations and small businesses. Let the kids enjoy Bounce Houses, bubbles, face paint stations and more.

Visit us on social media: Use our hashtags to get your friends to join you . #JuneteenthFreedomWalk2023 and #EmpowerUS #UnitedCommunityChange

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250 Remaining
Opens Nov 30, 2022 12:00am
Registration Closes
5 days before each shift ends or when space runs out.
Requirement Details

We are asking that you volunteer at least 4 hours per shift that you select to be involved. We would love to have teams sign up for shifts together. Please encourage groups of 10+ or 20+ that represent your family , church and or organization. Individuals are accepted as well you do not need to be apart of a group to contribute.

Shifts (5)

1 - 5 of 5 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescriptionRegistrants Needed
Park Celebration - Afternoon / 01:30 PM to 04:45 PM1:30am (CT)4:30pm (CT)
635 East Trafficway Street
Springfield, Missouri 65802
Jordan Valley Park Waterfall

Help ensure vendor booths are comfortable, maintain park cleanliness, guide parking, canvas and pass out fliers.

Set Up / Race - Morning / 06:00 AM to 08:00 AM6:00am (CT)8:00pm (CT)
1522 North Clay Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65803
635 E Trafficway St Meet at the Stage or Waterfall
  • This shift is for setup and organizing the day and leads into the morning Run/Walk Program
Race Volunteer - Morning / 08:00 AM to 11:45 AM8:00am (CT)11:45am (CT)
635 East Trafficway Street
Springfield, Missouri 65802
Jordan Valley Park Waterfall
  • Help with the Freedom Run/Walk participants, Check in, Trophies and Music, Water Stations, and Announcements, Guide Traffic, Vendor check in and setup
Freedom Parade - Afternoon / 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM12:00pm (CT)2:00pm (CT)
635 East Trafficway Street
Springfield, Missouri 65802
Jordan Valley Park Waterfall
  • Assist with Traffic, Assist with Parade Check - In, Assist patrons with safety and or questions, parking, Get people excited.
Live Music Entertainment - Evening / 04:00 PM to 09:00 PM4:00pm (CT)9:00pm (CT)
635 East Trafficway Street
Springfield, Missouri 65802
Jordan Valley Park Waterfall

Ensure music sound and stage entertainment is continuously in working order, maintain park cleanliness, check on booths , Manage activity booths, work in activity booths