The sixth annual Freed to Run charity multi-marathon begins on Monday, November 14, 2022. A six marathons in six days point-to-point relay, Freed to Run benefits Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA) by supporting pediatric patients and their families in navigating legal obstacles that often impede their health outcomes. Founded in 2017 by Gunster Shareholder Mike Freed, the event has raised over $1,900,000, and this year is expected to fully fund an endowment for JALA’s Northeast Florida Medical Legal Partnership.
Freed to Run 6.0 will feature members of the Jacksonville Bar Association representing Big Law, alternative dispute resolution, and solo/small-firms, entering into an epic battle to see who can garner the most support. Each group will field a relay team to run in the last of the six Freed to Run marathons, which will be run on Saturday, November 19.
The journey begins at the Florida Supreme Courthouse in Tallahassee and finishes at the Duval County Courthouse in Jacksonville.
Freed to Run 2022 Multi-Marathon Schedule
- Day One – Florida Supreme Courthouse, Tallahassee
- Day Two – Jefferson County Courthouse, Monticello
- Day Three – Madison County Courthouse, Madison
- Day Four – Suwanee County Courthouse, Live Oak
- Day Five – Columbia County Courthouse, Lake City
- Day Six – Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny finishing at the Duval County Courthouse in Jacksonville
Mike Freed is a business litigation shareholder in the firm’s Jacksonville office. Freed holds a vast experience in the courtroom and arbitrations, administrative proceedings and other forms of dispute resolution. He is board certified in business litigation with a practice spanning a wide range of disciplines and industries, including corporate governance, education, health care, hospitality, labor and employment, construction, logistics, transportation and receiverships. Freed serves as counsel for a variety of companies, with regular involvement in personnel matters, labor relations, contract negotiations, insurance, risk analysis and strategic planning.