Day-of-Run: Location Information and Updates


James W. Foley Memorial Community Center - 150 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH 03867

Rochester, New Hampshire


Online registration is CLOSED. 

Runners may pick up their bibs early on Friday, October 13th from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the James W. Foley Community Center.

Day of Registration begins at 8:00 AM. The Race officially kicks off promptly at 10:00 AM.

Please line up at the start according to your speed. There are volunteers to assist with this in the start area. Walkers please start towards the back.

Strollers and dogs are allowed, however, we ask that you start at the back of the line, as to let the runners start first. 

Parking: There is plenty of free onsite parking which will open any time after 8:00 AM. There is also on street overflow parking as well as at the Lilac Mall and Downtown.

Spectators can watch from anywhere on the course, with the best places being at the area of the start/finish or anywhere downtown.

All day of registration will be in paper form with a fee of $35. We recommend registering online today!

Remember to bring your ID if you are over the age of 21 and wish to have a free beer in the tent post race. We CANNOT serve those who do not have their valid identification.

Items will be available for sale including mugs, masks, notebooks, old run shirts, etc. CASH is preferred.

Kids Fun Run begins at 9:30 AM!

Sponsors and local vendors will be on site inside the community center!

We will be providing many different delicious snacks to our runners and spectators!

All NH Race winners (ranked by age groups) will receive a 2023 James W. Foley Freedom Mug. Addtionally, 1st & Second place winners will also receive:

  • 1st Place - $100 Gift Card to Old Ferry Landing in Portsmouth, NH
  • 2nd Place - $50 gift Card to Cure Resturant in Portsmouth, NH 

Please be sure to collect your mug outside!

Click HERE for a map of the race route!


8:00 AM - Registration Opens 10:00 AM - Run Begins


Anacostia Park 1500 Anacostia Drive SE, Anacostia Park


Foley Freedom Run Attendees will need a parking slip for Anacostia Park. When you arrive, we will provide a slip at the lot entrance, or you can print the photo below:

Washington, DC


Online registration is CLOSED. 

The Washington, DC James W. Foley Freedom Run/Walk 5K will take place on Sunday, October 15th at Anacostia Park 

Anacostia Park encompasses 1,200 acres along the Anacostia River and has a river trail and other running paths that are well-marked for the 5K race. Potomac River Running has certified the racecourse with the USA Track and Field Association. The course will begin at 1500 Anacostia Drive, and is an “out and back” course, which is considered “flat and fast” by race enthusiasts.

Day of Registration and Check in: 7:00 AM - JWFLF cannot take donations or funds of any kind within Anacostia Park. Payment for day of registraion can be made by QR code or billing.

Road closure into park: 7:45 AM

Nearest parking to race start is in the Roller Rink Parking Lot



  • Take the John Philip Sousa Bridge = 295/Pennsylvania Avenue bridge.
  • As you are coming off the bridge, take exit 2B State Highway 295N
  • Merge onto State Highway 295
  • Take exit 1A for Pennsylvania Avenue E
  • Merge into Pennsylvania Avenue SE
  • Then a quick right, almost immediate, onto Fairlawn Avenue SE
  • In a block, at the Cube Smart Storage building, take a right onto Nicholson Street SE
  • Turn right onto Anacostia Drive SE and the race site is about 0.2 miles, with parking off to the right.


Coming from North or West:

  • Take the 11th Street Bridge over the Anacostia
  • Head Southeast on 11th Street SE/Martin Luther king jr. Avenue SE
  • Turn right onto Good Hope Road SE
  • Turn right onto Anacostia Drive
  • Destination is on the right in 0.3 miles


From South or West:

  • Take the Frederick Douglass Bridge, leading to South Capitol Street SE
  • At traffic circle, take 5th exit to South Capitol Street SE
  • At the next traffic circle, take the 3rd exit to onto Anacostia Drive SE
  • Turn right onto Anacostia Drive
  • Destination is about 1.9 miles on the right.


7:00 AM - Registration Opens 8:00 AM - Run Begins



Online registration ends October 21st, 2023


Milwaukee Event Details:


Saturday October 14, 2023

Please arrive by: 9:00 AM

Race begins: 9:15 AM

Location:  Marquette University Campus

Near St. Joan of Arc Chapel, behind Raynor Library

1355 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233


Madison Event Details:


Saturday October 21, 2023 

Registration opens at: 9:00 AM

Race begins at: 10:00 AM

Location: State Street side of Wisconsin State Capitol