A Race Through History
The Harper's Ferry Half & 5k was a vision of locals as a way to showcase the beautiful landscape of our region while highlighting the rich history surrounding it. The Harpers Ferry Half races take you to scenic overlooks, through a historic Down Town where civil war ruins stand as a reminder of America's history, up (a few hills) passing historical homes to a view overlooking the beautiful town nestled between two rivers.
Harper's Ferry Half & 5k is an event put on through the Freedom's Run Race Series. The Freedom's Run Race Series includes Harper's Ferry Half & 5k, the Freedom's Run Event held in October, and Camp River Runners. The Race Series is guided by the Eastern Area Health Education Center of WVU Medicine, a non-profit whose mission is service to the community. Proceeds from all Freedom's Run events are put to the Freedom's Run Grant, a community grant service that promotes health and wellness throughout the nine county service area that is the Eastern Panhandle of WV. So if you hear mention of Freedom's Run and Harper's Ferry Half together, now you know why!
Freedom's Run Community Grant
Since 2009, Freedom’s Run, through the guidance of Eastern Area Health Education Center, has given over $230,000 directly back to the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia as well as neighboring communities. We have assisted with matching grants to bring the total to almost $400,000.
The central mission of the Eastern Area Health Education Center is service to the community. With that, the mission of these community grants is to promote health and wellness throughout the nine county service area of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.
To learn more about the grant, the projects it has gone to fund, and to consider making a donation head over to the Grant's GoFundMe Page.
Eastern Panhandle Indigo Children's Blue Ribbon Recreation Program