Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Registration open for Canton Liberty Festival Fun Run

Canton Leisure Services is again joining forces with Running Fit to host the 10th Annual Liberty Run, including 5K, 10K, and One Mile events during the 31st Annual Liberty Fest this year.
The three-day festival is planned for June 13, 14, and 15, in Heritage Park and the Fun Run is planned for Saturday morning.

“Fun Runners” are encouraged to register at and run, walk, or stroll during the various events and will receive finisher medals, as well as a race T-Shirt. Plus, running-theme awards will be handed out to the best “Red, White, and Blue” running outfit. The patriotic and often outlandish outfits have become a traditional part of the Fun Run event.

The various races will begin starting with the 5K at 8 a.m.. The 10K event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the theme award judging will take place from 7:30 until 7:45 a.m. The 1-mile Fun Run is set to begin at 10 a.m. Awards in the races include male and female honors in various races, some age group winners, along with the finisher medal and finisher party. Entry for the 1-mile Fun Run is $14’ the 5K entry fee is $34 and the 10K fee is $37. The fee to participate in the Uncle Sam Slam which includes both the 5K and 10K race is $59. For more information or to register, access the Canton Liberty Festival Fun Run web page.

All races will start and finish in Heritage Park. This year, officials are offering a la carte entry pricing with various pricing available for selected events based on participation. Registration will close at noon, June 13. Officials said adults are welcome to escort children or push them in strollers on the 1-mile course but will not receive a medal. Heritage Park is located on Civic Center Blvd in Canton. Directions are available on the internet.

This year, organizers have launched a  mobile app currently available for Apple and Android operators.  Festival-goers can download the “Canton Liberty Fest” app at both the App Store and Google Play. This free app will provide users with access to significant Liberty Fest information. Users will also receive news alerts and updates throughout the three-day festival.  Access the online web version of the new mobile app at

Once again, Canton Township will be hosting the fireworks display on at dusk Friday night. In the event of inclement weather, Liberty Fest fireworks will take place Saturday night evening. The presenting sponsor of the 31st Canton Liberty Festival is NeeHee’s and Pizzawala’s.