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Canton Leisure Services Division

Posted on: May 27, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Canton Liberty Fest To Host 5th Annual Canton Liberty Run - June 18, 2016

All races will start at the clock tower corner of Veterans Way and Civic Center Boulevard, located adjacent to the north end of the Canton Public Library parking lot. Participants are encouraged to run, walk or stroll the courses through neighborhood streets and the scenic Lower Rouge Trail. Race distances include a 5K race to begin at 8:00 a.m.; a 10K race to begin at 8:30 a.m.; and a One Mile Fun Run to begin at 10:15 a.m. 5K and 10K races will be timed with a "RFID" Timing Systems using a disposable tag attached to the runner's bib. Race results will be posted at the race site, and following the event the official results will be posted online at The One Mile Fun Run is a fun run, with no chip timing.

Runners and walkers participating in this year’s Liberty Run are encouraged to be ‘Patriotic in Plaid’ by wearing red, white, blue and plaid apparel for a chance to win a prize. Theme Awards will be presented in three categories and judging is scheduled to take place from 7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. A portion of all entry fees will help fund recreation and trail improvements in Canton, MI.

The following discounted race entry fees are available until June 16, 2016 at Noon: $34 for 5K race; $39 for 10K race; $19 for One Mile Fun Run; and $59 for Uncle Sam Slam, featuring 5K and 10K. Race registration fees received after June 16 at Noon are: $40 for the 5K run; $45 for the 10K run; $25 for the One Mile Fun Run; and $70 for the Uncle Sam Slam, featuring 5K and 10K. Packet pick-up is scheduled to take place Friday, June 17, from 4:00pm - 7:00pm in Heritage Park at Veteran's Parkway and Civic Center, or race morning at 6:30am until 15 minutes before the start of your race.

After looping through neighborhood streets and the Lower Rouge River Trail, participants are encouraged to refuel after the race at the Canton Lions Club Annual Pancake Breakfast, which will be held in Heritage Park’s North Pavilions from 7:00 – 11:00 a.m. Enjoy a delicious breakfast of pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk, juice and water for just $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12 years of age.

The accompanying Liberty Fest festivities will begin again shortly after the start of the last race at 10 a.m. and will continue throughout the day. This community celebration, which takes June 16-18, 2016, features a wide variety of carnival rides, games and special attractions for all ages, live music and entertainment, great food, and plenty of family fun. For additional information about Canton’s 25th annual Liberty Fest, please visit or call 734/394-5460.

To take advantage of this opportunity to be part of something monumental, register for the Canton Run for Liberty at For further registration and race information, please email or call 734/929-9027.

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