Ken and Debbie Fritsche with Greenwood Athletic Club present Race Director Randy Davis a check for $500 for their sponsorship of this year’s Freedomfest 5K taking place on December 8.

Debbie, a runner herself, has run the 5K several times and is excited to help by sponsoring the race. The Fritsche’s bought Greenwood Athletic Club in 2011 and have made many improvements to the gym. 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 a.m. at the Means Wilkinson Community Room at Farmers Bank. Registration is $20 on or before July 1st, $30 thereafter. T-shirts will be given to the first 300 registrants. $100 in cash will be given to the race participant with the most themed attire. "The course is a challenging course," Director Davis states. "Now we would like to add something to make it a unique,enjoyable run. Hopefully, a lot of people will dress in some kind of patriotic attire for spectators to see."

For additional information, contact the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce 996-6357.