Free the Captives' 3rd Annual Freedom Fest & 5K

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Free the Captives' 4th Annual Freedom Fest & 5K
Mason Park
541 S. 75th St.
Houston, TX 77023
United States 
Saturday, April 21, 2018
8:00 AM
Event Information

Houston is a major hub for human trafficking. Here is your opportunity to learn about this huge problem and make a difference! Sign up as an individual or invite your friends! Create your own team for the 5K and help us raise awareness about human trafficking in Houston. You can also JOIN a team. Both can be accomplished by registering below and following the prompts about "teams" during the registration process.

Free the Captives, an anti-human trafficking non-profit in Houston, is hosting Freedom Fest and 5K Run, a major awareness event at Mason Park, 541 S. 75th St., Houston, TX 77023. Free the Captives works to rescue and restore teenaged human trafficking victims in Houston. By working closely with law enforcement and family members, Free the Captives helps rescue teen victims from the horrors of trafficking. After being rescued, Free the Captives focuses on restoration and rehabilitation by offering safe home referrals, support groups for victims and parents, educational support, mentoring, financial/material support, and job preparation.

Free the Captives is organizing Freedom Fest and 5K Run to raise awareness about human trafficking. It is important for parents to be educated about this problem and learn how to protect their children. Freedom Fest starts with a 5K at Mason Park and ends with a FREE family friendly festival. At the festival, there will be FREE food, music, and games. There will also be speakers on human trafficking. All information will be age appropriate for children. There is a fee to participate in the 5K but there is no cost for the festival. So join us for one or both parts!

**PLEASE NOTE: We will have t-shirts and totebags for the first 1000 runners and walkers. These must be picked up during packet pick-up. They will not be available after the race. 

Packet Pick-Up: Packet pick up will be on Friday, April 20 from 11am to 7pm at Athleta in (Town & Country Village, 600 West Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77024)  as well as early Saturday morning from 6:45am to 8:00am at Mason Park, 541 S. 75th Street, Houston, TX 77023. We recommend that you arrive as close to 6:45am as possible due to long lines.


Race Day Registration: (Save money by registering early!)
Saturday, April 21: 6:30am
Cash or check only
1K Kids Fun Run
Start time: 8:00am
Children, ages 12 and under
Children can run alone or with a parent
5K Walk/Run
Start time: 8:30am for runners; 8:35am for walkers
Strollers are allowed; sorry, no pets
Freedom Fest
Not a runner? Join us for our family friendly Freedom Fest immediately after the 5K!
9:00am - 1:00pm, Mason Park
Enjoy FREE food, games for adults & kids, and music while learning about human trafficking! There is no cost for Freedom Fest. Invite your friends!
Fundraising and Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Free the Captives, 2211 Rayford Road, Suite 111-418, Spring, TX 77386
Questions? Email
**There are no refunds for inclement weather. Registration fees are non-refundable. Registrations are transferable for a $12 fee and must be submitted online by April 13, 2018.**


Costs for 5K: Runners and Walkers

Early Bird (available until Dec. 31, 2017)


General Registration (Jan. 1-Apr. 7, 2018)


Late & Day-Of Registration (Apr. 8-21, 2018)




Costs for 1K: Kids Fun Run

Early Bird (available until Dec. 31, 2018)


General Registration (Jan. 1-Apr. 7, 2018)


Late & Day-Of Registration (Apr. 8-21, 2018)



  • Click on the Donate now button if you ONLY want to make a donation to a team or individual fundraiser and you will NOT be participating in the event.
  • Click on the Raise funds button if you ONLY want to become a fundraiser and you will NOT be participating in the event.
  • If you will be participating in the event, click Register in the event registration section below--there you will have the option to become a fundraiser and/or make a donation to a team or individual fundraiser.
Help us meet our fundraising goal !
EVENT GOAL >$50,000.00
AMOUNT RAISED>$12,262.00

Thank you for your interest! Please invite your friends and family to join us for this fun and meaningful event! 

Be sure to dress up as your favorite superhero for this event. We will have a costume contest for both adults and kids with some fabulous prizes!

If you were unable to register online, please note that we will have on site registration on the day of the event, from 6:15am to 8:00am.


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