Over 30,000 people line Ludington Avenue on July 4th to watch the Freedom Festival Parade. This year, we are starting a new tradition! Prior to the parade, runners will race past the crowd, down Ludington Avenue from Washington to Lakeshore. Water and frozen treats will be waiting for them at the end of their one mile sprint.
Entry is $25 prior to June 24th. Late entry online and on race day is $30. Entry includes a tech shirt and a finisher’s medal. Prizes will be awarded to top male and female runners. Tshirts are only guaranteed to those who register prior to June 24th. Remaining shirts will be available first come/first serve at packet pickup/registration on race day.
Join the Ludington Pub Run Club on Tuesday, July 2nd at 6pm. Late registration will be available after the group run.
Packet pickup and race day registration will take place at Leveaux Park from 12:30-1:30pm.
Make checks out to Ludington Area Jaycees.
All of the race proceeds will go to the Freedom Festival Fireworks fundraiser. The annual fireworks display is funded 100% by donations.
Race route: https://www.strava.com/routes/19422435
There are no restrooms at Leveaux Park. Please plan accordingly. Nearest public restrooms can be viewed on this map.
Parking is limited on July 4th do to the influx of visitors. Street parking is free. Arrive early to find a spot!
Walkers are allowed, but must exit the course if the Honor Guard, who leads the parade, catches up to them.
Please wear your commemorative shirt during the race to help us with promotional photos.
Please do not run/walk the course in reverse after you have finished the race. Use sidewalks and/or side streets to make your way east.
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