Liberty Run

Start off your Saturday, by participating in our Annual Liberty Run 1 Mile, 5K, 10K and Uncle Sam Slam! This scenic walking, running, wheelchair, hand-bike, and stroller-friendly race is open to all ages. 

Run, walk or stroll the beautiful 3.1 mile or 6.2 mile flat, fast and accurate courses through neighborhood streets and the natural beauty of the Lower Rouge Trail. 

Liberty Run entry includes a T-Shirt, finisher's medals for all distances, and theme awards!

2018 Theme...Stars, Stripes and Shades. A portion of your entry fee will help fund recreation and trail improvement in Canton Township! Yes, you can do this! Get ready with these training schedules.  Anyone can be ready to line up and finish this event!

Gather your favorite red, white and blue gear and make your way to the starting line! Register early and save!

2018 Race Details

The race and timing is put on by Running Fit. For the latest race details, registration, results and FAQ's can be found on the website. 

Location, Date and Times

  • Clock Tower behind the administration building. 1150 Canton Center Road South, Canton, MI 48188
  • June 16, 2018
  • 5K 8:00 am
  • 10K 8:30 am
  • 1 Mile 10:15 am
  • Registration now open online


Online pre-registration available at
In-person registration will be available during packet pick-up on both Friday and Saturday.

Race Routes

All races start at the clock tower located on the east end of the park, near the library and administration building. The 5K and 10K are open to walkers, runners and strollers. The course winds through local neighborhoods and the Lower Rouge Recreation Trail. The 1 Mile takes participants throughout the festival in Heritage Park.

Packet Pick-Up

Packet and shirt pick-up will take place near the start/finish line on Friday, June 15, 2018, 4-7 pm and Saturday, June 16, 2018, 6:30 am up until 15 minutes prior to the race starting.

Race Day Parking, Start/Finish Line Locations

Race day parking will be located throughout Heritage Park. It is recommended that early arrivals park in the Library and Administration parking lots located at 1150 Canton Center Road South. Other parking will be available in lots along Heritage Drive. The start/finish line will be located at the Clock Tower, near the east end of the park.

Race Volunteers

Adult volunteers are needed for set-up, aid stations, packet pick-up and tear down both Friday and Saturday. Volunteer sign-up will take place beginning mid-April on the race website. You do not need to have any race experience, just need to be excited to support all of the walkers, runners, wheel chair racers, hand-bike racers and strollers that will be out on the big day! 

Photo Albums 

Past event's race photos are available online.


  1. Liberty Fest is grateful to the many sponsors whose support helps makes this large-scale Canton Community event possible:
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    Community Financial Logo

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    Todd Wenzel web

    Twisted Rooster Logo

    The Village Dentist Logo