The ninth annual James W. Foley Freedom 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14. While the traditional 5K Run/Walk is being held in Rochester, New Hampshire, thousands of runners around the world will have the opportunity to participate “virtually” by joining a local team.
The on-campus run will start at the St. Joan of Arc Chapel on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 9 a.m. Register here and use code MarquetteU23 for $20 off registration. Participants will walk or run around the Marquette Mile in remembrance of Foley, a conflict journalist, educator and proud Marquette alumnus.
All proceeds support the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation’s mission to bring Americans held hostage home and to promote the safety of journalists worldwide. The Foley Foundation was created in 2014 to honor the legacy of Foley, a 1996 graduate of Marquette and a freelance journalist who was captured and beheaded by ISIS in Syria in 2014.