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Canton Leisure Services Division

Posted on: May 25, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Canton Liberty Fest To Host 6th Annual Canton Liberty Run

Canton Liberty Fest is set to host the 6th annual Canton Liberty Run, which will include 5K, 10K, and One Mile events, in collaboration with RF Events of Ann Arbor on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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 wear Stars, Stripes, and Sparkles for a chance to win a prize. Theme Awards will be presented to the top three winners in these categories: Best Red, White and Blue outfit and Best Salute to Sparkles outfit.  Plus, a Glittering Group Award will be presented to the best sparkling team of five or more people. 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 15, 2017 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 15 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 16, from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in Heritage Park at Veteran’s Parkway and Civic Center, or race morning at 6:30 a.m. until 15 minutes before the start of your race.

This year’s Liberty Run is sponsored by: Absopure, Comcast, Orange Theory Fitness, Michigan Fitness Foundation, Running Fit, and Canton Leisure Services.

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 15-17, 2017, 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 26th 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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