Debbie Fritsche with the Greenwood Athletic Club presents Tanya Taylor, Executive Director of the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce a check for $500 for their sponsorship of this year’s Freedomfest 5k taking place on July 4th . Debbie, a runner herself, has run the 5k several times and is excited to help sponsor the race. The Fritsche’s bought the Greenwood Athletic Club in 2011 and have made many improvements to the gym. They recently purchased the building next door to the main gym and have plans for more classes and programs there. Sponsoring the race is another way they feel they can help promote athletic activities and healthy lifestyles in the area.

This year’s Freedomfest 5k will be held on July 4th at 7:30 a.m. with check-in beginning at 6:30 at the Means Wilkinson Community Room at Farmers Bank. Registration is $20 on or before June 30th, $30 thereafter. T-shirts will be given to the first 300 registrants.

The race will be chip timed again this year, a process in which runners run across mats that electronically start and stop their time, making for a more accurate time. In addition to chip timing, runners can register at or by going to the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce web site at and following the link for the Freedomfest 5K run.