More than a Race

Since 2009, Freedom’s Run, through the guidance of Eastern Area Health Education Center, has given over $200,000 directly back to the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia as well as neighboring communities. We have assisted with matching grants to bring the total to almost $400,000. The central mission of the Eastern Area Health Education Center is service to the community. With that, the mission of these community grants is to promote health and wellness throughout the 9-county service area of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.

    Funded Projects

  • Eastern Panhandle Indigo Children's Blue Ribbon Recreation Program
  • For love of Children's Leaders in Action Program
  • Antietam Battlefield's Civil War Day Camp
  • James Hite Park Fitness Trail 
  • North Martinsburg Middle School Trail
  • SNAP Double Value Coupon Farm Market Program (in progress)
  • T.A. Lowery Elementary School Green House Project
  • Potomack Intermediate School Trail
  • Tuscarora Elementary School Trail
  • Ranson Elementary School Trail
  • Driswood Elemntary School Trail
  • Canal Towns Partnership 
  • South Jefferson Elementary School Outdoor Classroom & Trail
  • Page Jackson Elementary School Trail
  • C&O Canal Classrooms Education Program 
  • C.W. Shipley Elementary School Fitness Trail 
  • Shepherdstown Cullison Fitness Park 
  • Shepherdstown Fire & EMS
  • Washington's Way Heritage Alliance
  • Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff's Association
  • RRCA's Kids Run the Nation
  • Mended Little Hearts of the Shenandoah Valley
  • Shepherdstown Elementary School
  • Girls on the Run of the Shenandoah Valley
  • Jefferson Art Council's Art in the Park
  • Hedgesville High School Boosters & Track 
  • Elkins Middle School Field Trip to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  • Antietam National Battlefield's Civil War Day Camp

Contact Info:
Katie Thompson at
Two Rivers Treads 304-885-8843


Harpers Ferry Half Marathon


2018 Harpers Ferry Half Marathon, 5K Run, and Kids Run will be held May the 19th 2018! The Half Marathon is a challenging and hilly course covering the expanse on Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and the Civil War era towns connecting them. Expansive views of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, a loop through Harpers Ferry National Historical Park School House Ridge South, Murphy Farm, Lower Town Harpers Ferry, John Brown's Fort, Bolivar, Storer College,and the homes taking you back to the 1860's . Our 5K event is a mix of trail and includes a loop of the School House Ridge South portion of the Harpers Ferry National Park. And our Kids Event will be on site at River Riders and School House Ridge South.

Harpers Ferry Half Marathon