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The Memorial Day Freedom 5K Run/Walk

May 27, 2024
8:15AM 5K Start
8:00AM Fun Run Start
Rain or Shine

Chester A. Reese Veterans Memorial Park
Church Street (between Utterby Road and Weber Ave)
 Malverne, NY 11565

Parking will be available on the opposite side of the train tracks in the commuter train lot next to Conolly Station Pub. You can walk across the tracks at the Hempstead Ave crossing or the pedestrian crossing by Malverne Village Hall.

Previously known as the Freedom on the Farm, the 5K race is now happening on Memorial Day as a tribute to our veterans past and present. We will be following the parade route for the annual Village of Malverne Memorial Day Parade. 

In 2022, Greg Waxman, known as the Patriot Man because he runs with the American flag, and world-renowned wheelchair racer Peter Hawkins ran 50 miles around the village of Malverne in 8 hours to raise money for veterans and first responders. Last year, we invited everyone to run a 5K with us for the same great causes. We raised $15,000: $7000 for American Legion Post #44 to help them provide a service dog for a local veteran, $1000 donation to the Malverne Fire Department, $2000 to keep funding the scholarship of Sgt. Winters of the Malverne Police Department, $1000 donation to Paws of War and the Steven McDonald Foundation, and $3000 to support Crossroads Farm. With your help, we want to keep up this effort. We partnered with the Never Stop Running Foundation 501c(3) to make your sponsorship or donation tax deductible. We really appreciate any support you can give!


  • Personalized bib if you register three weeks before the race
  • Free finish line photos
  • Refreshments - protein balls and brownies, bananas and water
  • Food truck with items available for purchase
  • Bathrooms will available at Malverne Village Hall
  • 1st 150 registered get a free packet of seeds from Crossroads Farm
  • Delicious patriotic treats provided by All Round Foods! 


Winners get the Honey🍯and the Money 💴!

Awards will be in a custom made tie-dye bag made with dye picked from flowers at CrossRoads Farm.

The award bag will contain a small container of organic honey from the farm stand as well as cold hard cash!

  • Top 1 M/F Overall
  • Top 1 M/F Malverne Resident
  • Top 1 M/F Veteran or First Responder
  • Top 1 M/F 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+


We are raising funds for American Legion Post #44 to train a service dog for a local veteran in need, the scholarship in memory of Sgt. Winters of the Malverne Police Department, a donation to Paws of War, the Detective Steven McDonald Foundation, Malverne Fire Department and for Crossroads Farm.


Please see the event staff starting one hour before the event start time at the gazebo on Church Street at Reese Veterans Memorial Park which is adjacent the the Malverne Train Station.

  • Hurry; Register 3 weeks in advance to get a personalized Race Number!
  • You must know your bib number in order to pick up your bib. If you do not know your bib number there will be a Self Lookup area. 
  • If you register more than 24 hours in advance, your bib number will be texted or emailed to you at least 2 hours prior to bib pickup.
  • If you register within 24 hours of bib pickup please bring your confirmation email, either on your phone or printed, in order to be assigned a bib.


It is a 2 loop course that is fast and flat.

Check out the course HERE.


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