Registration Now Open for Culbertson Freedom Run

Community Hospital

McCook, Nebraska – Independence Day would not be the same without the early morning Freedom Run in Culbertson. This year, celebrating the 20th year of the race, and honoring Culbertson’s 150th year, the registration fee is waived for participants. The Tuesday, July 4 event begins in the Culbertson city park. This year’s offerings include a 5K for all ages and a kids half-mile fun run. Honored runner will be Dennis Fahrenbruch, who will be starting the race. Dennis, a resident of Culbertson, was instrumental in starting and organizing the first Freedom Run races.


6:30-7:30 a.m.—Arrival/registration and race packet pick-up at Culbertson City Park

7:35 a.m. sharp—Kids half-mile fun run

8:00 a.m.—5K race start

10:00 a.m.—Culbertson July 4th Parade

Course Information

A new route this year goes west on Wyoming Street from the park – out and back on the gravel road. Both runners and walkers are welcome. Strollers and dogs on leashes are allowed but must start at the back of the race line-up.

Online Registration

There is no charge to register for the race, but registrations are necessary for planning. Please register at the YMCA website at Go to “Click here to register for YMCA Programs” at the bottom of the home page, choose “Save the Dates” under “Community Races and Events.”

Shirt Orders
A special Freedom Run t-shirt or tank is available through McCook Lettering by going to: Participants are responsible for ordering and paying for their own shirts. They can be picked up at McCook Lettering prior to the race, picked up on race day at the Culbertson Park or mailed. Shirts must be ordered by June 23 to be printed and ready for the race.