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Free the Captives' 4th Annual Freedom Fest & 5K: 2018
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 10 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
Children 9 years old and under can walk for free with their parents; 10 years old + will register as adults
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)



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  • 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
Race name:  
Adult 5K Run
Time:  8:30 AM
Fee: $35.00
Calling all runners! You will love this scenic run along the Brays Bayou at Mason Park. Enjoy a great run while fighting teenaged human trafficking in Houston! At 8:30am, the adults will start their 5K Run with the walkers starting shortly thereafter.
Strollers are allowed on the course; however pets are not.

Race name:  
Adult 5K Walk
Time:  8:35 AM
Fee: $35.00
Not a runner? You can still fight human trafficking in Houston by walking! Come out and enjoy a great walk on this beautiful course. 5K walkers will start shortly after the 5K runners.

Race name:  
Kids 1K Fun Run
Time:  8:00 AM
Fee: $15.00
A wonderful 1K fun run for the kids! This is the perfect way to get your family involved in the fight against human trafficking. Parents are allowed to join their child in the fun run. 

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