Morris Downtown Development
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Downtown Morris, IL

Liberty 5k Run/Walk

The Liberty 5k is returning to downtown Morris!  Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 3rd!  Modifications have been made to offer an in person, safe and socially distanced run, that can easily transition into a traditional run should mitigations allow.


Race Times:
Race will begin at 6:00pm.  Runners will be called to the start line in 5-minute waves, based on estimated finish times.  Should COVID mitigations allow, all runners will begin at 6:00pm.  The Junior Patriots Kids 1/4 mile run will begin at 5:15.

Registration Fees:
Early Registration by May 31, 2021: $25
Early Registration, 14 and under pre-registered by May 31, 2021: $18
General Registration June 1 -25 (all runners): $30
Late Registration, June 26 – July 2 (all runners): $40
Race Day Registration (all runners): $50
Virtual Run: $35
Junior Patriot’s Kid’s 1/4 Mile Run: $5.00

All registrations will be on line with the exception of the Kid’s Run and race day registration.

Register by June 7th to be guaranteed a race shirt.

Special Instructions:
* Please bring your own food and water if needed.
* Adhere to CDC and IDPH Social Distancing Guidelines before, during, after the race and at packet pick up.
* Masks are required at all times.  Participants may remove their mask once on the course.  Masks must be put back on when crossing the finish line.

Age Divisions:

14 & Under 30-34 50-54 70—74
15-19 35-39 55-59 75 & Older
20-24 40-44 60-64
25-29 45-49 65-69


All awards will be mailed to recipients following the run unless mitigations allow for an awards ceremony.

  • Overall Top 3 Male and Female
  • Overall Top 3 Male and Female Military
  • Overall Top 3 Male and Female—Masters (40+)
  • Top 3 of Each Age Division Male/Female

Overall winners will not be eligible for age division medals.

Results will be posted on

The Course:
The course takes you through Nostalgic Downtown Morris and area parks and neighborhoods.  The route is completely paved, primarily flat with slight hills.

The Liberty 5K is a chip timed race on a certified course.

Other features for 2021!

  • Cash prizes to Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female Finishers: 1st – $200 2nd – $150, 3rd – $100
  • Cash prizes to the 3 running clubs with the most participants: 1st prize – $750, 2nd – $500, 3rd – $300.

Race Bag Pick-Up
Friday, July 2: 5:00pm – 7:00pm (inside)
Saturday, July 3: 3:30 – 5:50
Ebbey George’s Bar and Grill
402 Liberty Street
Morris, IL  60450

For additional information, to sponsor, or volunteer, please contact the Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc. at (815) 941-0245 or [email protected]

Check out this video from the Liberty 5k!
Featuring the start and finish line and 1/2 mile kids run.


Thank you to our 2021 Stars, Stripes and Patriot Sponsors:


City of Morris

2019 Overall Results:

2019 Age Group Awards:

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