Inaugural Frontier Freedom 5K Run/Walk raises funds for military/veterans



Inaugural Frontier Freedom 5K Run/Walk raises funds for military/veterans

More than 100 people participated in the Frontier Freedom 5K Run/Walk on Fort Leavenworth on Oct. 9, 2022. Hosted by the CGSC Foundation and the Greater Kansas City Friends of the Fisher House, the race started and finished in the loop of the Frontier Army Museum. Bradley Rager won the top overall and top male competition with a time of 18:23. Elizabeth Hurst finished in second overall and first in the women’s division with a time of 18:38.

Runners cross the start line at the beginning of the the Frontier Freedom 5K Run/Walk on Fort Leavenworth on Oct. 9, 2022. The race was hosted by the CGSC Foundation and the Greater Kansas City Friends of the Fisher House.

Runners cross the start line at the beginning of the the Frontier Freedom 5K Run/Walk on Fort Leavenworth on Oct. 9, 2022. The race was hosted by the CGSC Foundation and the Greater Kansas City Friends of the Fisher House.

The race route wound through the streets of Fort Leavenworth, along the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River, past the historic homes and buildings of Fort Leavenworth, past the old U.S. Disciplinary Barracks, the National Cemetery and the golf course and back to the museum. Several participants, including the officials from the KC Running Company hired by the Foundation to conduct the official timing, stated that this course was the most beautiful track in the Kansas City area.

Families with young children and strollers and some with dogs also participated in the run/walk.

“We’d like to thank our co-host, the Greater Kansas City Friends of the Fisher House, as well as our four sponsors – First Command Financial Services, Kansas Speedway, Frontier Community Credit Union and Armed Forces Bank,” said CGSC Foundation President/CEO Rod Cox. “We hope to make this an annual event and we’re pleased that so many people enjoyed themselves.”

Cox also thanked Foundation Director of Operations Lora Morgan for coordinating all the race details and the volunteers who helped make it happen, especially Ralph Erwin, a former CGSC instructor.

Funds raised from the 5K will support the education and welfare of U.S. and international students, staff, and faculty of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and our military, veterans and their families while residing at the Fisher House located on the Kansas City VA Medical Center campus.

For full results of the race, visit:
https://runsignup.com/Race/KS/FortLeavenworth/FrontierFreedom5K

For more photos see the CGSC Foundation Flickr albums:

Photos of the race start/finish

Photos of division winners receiving their certificates

Bradley Rager crosses the finish line during the Frontier Freedom 5K Run/Walk on Fort Leavenworth on Oct. 9, 2022, hosted by the CGSC Foundation and the Greater Kansas City Friends of the Fisher House. Rager won the top overall and top male competition with a time of 18:23.

Bradley Rager crosses the finish line during the Frontier Freedom 5K Run/Walk on Fort Leavenworth on Oct. 9, 2022, hosted by the CGSC Foundation and the Greater Kansas City Friends of the Fisher House. Rager won the top overall and top male competition with a time of 18:23.

Elizabeth Hurst crosses the finish line during the Frontier Freedom 5K Run/Walk on Fort Leavenworth on Oct. 9, 2022, hosted by the CGSC Foundation and the Greater Kansas City Friends of the Fisher House. Hurst won second place overall and was the top female winner with a time of 18:38.

CGSC Foundation Director of Operations Lora Morgan, right, presents a certificate to Bradley Rager for his first place overall and top male division finish in the Frontier Freedom 5K Run/Walk on Fort Leavenworth on Oct. 9, 2022. The race was hosted by the CGSC Foundation and the Greater Kansas City Friends of the Fisher House.

CGSC Foundation Director of Operations Lora Morgan, right, presents a certificate to Bradley Rager for his first place overall and top male division finish in the Frontier Freedom 5K Run/Walk on Fort Leavenworth on Oct. 9, 2022. The race was hosted by the CGSC Foundation and the Greater Kansas City Friends of the Fisher House.

CGSC Foundation Director of Operations Lora Morgan, right, presents a certificate to Elizabeth Hurst for her second place overall and top female division finish in the Frontier Freedom 5K Run/Walk on Fort Leavenworth on Oct. 9, 2022. The race was hosted by the CGSC Foundation and the Greater Kansas City Friends of the Fisher House.

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