At a glance
The inaugural Veterans Day Freedom Run, sponsored by the Midwest City Convention and Visitors Bureau and the nonprofit Warriors For Freedom, is scheduled for Nov. 12. After the run, the city of Midwest City and the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce will host Midwest City's first Veterans Day Parade.
The 5k run will help raise funds and awareness for veteran issues. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Warriors For Freedom Foundation.
The sanctioned 5k run begins at 7:30 a.m., with registration at 6 a.m. The run starts on Century Boulevard and winds through Joe B. Barnes Regional Park.
A veteran spirit award will be given to the runner dressed in the most patriotic attire. The preregistration fee, due by 4 p.m. Friday, is $25. Registration on the day of the event is $30. Early registration may be done by mail or online at www.visitmidwestcity.com.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park.
Organizers are expecting about 100 entries.
For more information about the parade, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 739-1293.