On Saturday, October 24th, 2020 (NH) and Sunday, October 18th, 2020 (DC), thousands of runners globally will turn out to Run for Jim. Runners from all over the world will once again participate in this one of a kind road race to support the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, in remembrance of Jim, a native of New Hampshire, and all Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms.

Now in its sixth year, The Foley Freedom Run consists of a traditional 5K Run/Walk held in both Rochester, NH, and in Washington, DC, as well as a “Virtual” Run/Walk, held all over the world! The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation invites you to share in Jim’s legacy and our mission: To advocate for the freedom of all Americans held hostage abroad and promote the safety of journalists worldwide.



In the event that we cannot join together to celebrate due to restrictions and guidelines put in place as a result of Covid-19, the 2020 James W. Foley Freedom Run will endure as an official virtual run. As we get closer to the event date, The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, along with our run committees, will decide and announce any and all changes regarding official run locations and gatherings. The safety and health of our participants, donors and sponsors is of the utmost importance. Click HERE to view our Virtual Team Captain Toolkit. 


Americans held abroad and journalists around the world are at greater risk due to COVID-19.

We will not stop advocating for their safety.

Celebrating 6 Amazing Years!





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2020 T-Shirt Vote!

This year, the James W. Foley Freedom Run wants to hear from you! Vote today from 4 options:




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The color with the most votes by July 1st will be the official 2020 T-shirt color!

Foley Run Supporters

  • Jim Zeisler 2 weeks ago $150.00
  • Matt Walker 2 weeks ago $102.90
  • Bob Airasian 2 weeks ago $50.00
  • Anonymous 2 weeks ago
  • ClosetPlace D`Eri 2 weeks ago
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  • Walmart Corporate Sponsor: Freedom Protector 4 weeks ago $2,000.00
  • Jim Zeisler 2 weeks ago $150.00
  • Matt Walker 2 weeks ago $102.90
  • Edmund Sullivan Good luck! 3 weeks ago $102.90
  • Bob Airasian 2 weeks ago $50.00
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  • Diane Lebson Diane Lebson
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  • Jimmy Zeisler Jimmy Zeisler
  • Liliana Zeisler Liliana Zeisler
  • Owen Zeisler Owen Zeisler
  • Jill Zeisler Jill Zeisler
  • Jim Zeisler Jim Zeisler
  • Angeline Quiner Angeline Quiner
  • Delaney Durkin Delaney Durkin
  • Barbara Durkin Barbara Durkin
  • Thomas Durkin Thomas Durkin $40.00 raised
  • Matt Walker Matt Walker
  • Bob Airasian Bob Airasian
  • Etsuko Yamanaka Etsuko Yamanaka
  • Jenny Dearborn Hoyt Jenny Dearborn Hoyt
  • ClosetPlace D`Eri ClosetPlace D`Eri
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Share on Social Media!

Once you register for the run on www.foleyrun.org, you have the option to share the news on Twitter and Facebook!

Customize your message by creating your own hashtags. Share with your friends what participating in the Freedom Run means to you. You can use the official hashtag of the run #IRunForJim or personalize your run with your own hashtag and encourage others to do the same with #WhoDoYouRunFor? 

For more tips on social media sharing, check out our Social Media ToolKit!

Click HERE for access to the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation's Annual Report