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The Frontier Freedom 5K welcomes the public to historic Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and raises funds for the Command and General Staff College Foundation and the Kansas City Friends of Fisher House. Funds raised support the education and welfare of U.S. and international students, staff, and faculty of the U.S. Army … MORE
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    jkelling FIRST-TIMER '23

    On the oldest continuously operating for west of the Mississippi, there's a lot of history, there's a lot of architecture, and there's a lot of hills. I worked on base … MORE

    On the oldest continuously operating for west of the Mississippi, there’s a lot of history, there’s a lot of architecture, and there’s a lot of hills. I worked on base for some time, and this is the best part of the base, back up by the old DB at the top of the hill with views overlooking the river from a vastly elevated position. The run takes you by the stables, SAMS, CGSC (loosely), the old chapel and the historic homes along the edge of base. If you have only seen the likes of Hood and Bragg and the institutional buildings there, this will be quite a treat and you may forget you’re on a military base. The hills along the way are challenging without being arduous. There are some big ones there but they’re over soon, and anyone looking to do any kind of hill work in the area for the longer races with infamous hills like Garmin KC or Liberty half, here’s a great place to start. Honestly I only wish they had a 10k option as well. The shirts were nice, the finisher medals were nice, there wasn’t a lot of food at the end, just the typical Kirkland’s and Nature’s Own, some candy, etc. What goes up must come down, and the final stretch of maybe half a mile is downhill to the finish line (okay the last 20-30 feet are uphill). It is actually a fast course, which is another reason I wish there was a 10k, and absolutely a do again. I almost PR’ed despite stopping twice to adjust a messed-up insole in my shoe and honestly not trying all that hard because I was tired from the prior day itinerary of a morning 5k and an afternoon 10k (both also GREAT races!…thank you October!). This is a small race, and while I do love the intimacy they provide, I do hope this one gets big enough to remain a staple.

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