The Essence of Freedom Challenge 2021

Our Soldiers Need Your Help


The Essence of Freedom Run is a VIRTUAL 20 day challenge to reach marathon miles of 26.2! After  years of running through the streets of Deerfield, IL we have grown globally. Many of our participants travel from all over the country and internationally to participate. We encourage everyone to participate in your own location and work hard for your best time and to meet the 26.2 challenge.....all ages welcome! Burn off the Thanksgiving feast with starting your New Years Resolution early!

NEW IN 2021.....More time to train!

Join us in November 2021

to celebrate our Veterans by starting your challenge on 

Veterans Day, November 11th and finsh by November 30th.

You have a 20 days to upload your runs to complete the challenge.

Due to state restrictions for COVID-19 we are unable to host the pancake breakfast on Memorial Day. Please support us by

running in the virtual run or donating at

849 Waukegan Rd

Deerfield, Il 



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