Skip to main content

H.E.R.O. Freedom Run

Sat June 15, 2024 Whitmore Lake, MI 48189 US Directions


1 Mile Fun Run

$25 8:30AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT Registration ends June 14, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

5K Run/Walk

$30 9:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT Registration ends June 14, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


10411 Merrill Rd.
Whitmore Lake, MI US 48189


Join us for the second Annual H.E.R.O Freedom Run featuring a 1 mile fun run and 5k run/walk on the beautiful cross country course located at Manly W. Bennett Memorial Park in Hamburg Township on the west side of Merrill Rd. by the soccer fields and is held on the Saturday morning of the Hamburg Fun Fest. We will kick off with a 1 mile fun run at 8:30am and our 5K run/walk at 9am on a cross country style course. The funds raised for this event will benefit Freedom River, Inc., a non-profit organization that helps veterans and their families to relax, recover, and rejuvenate. To learn more please visit

The race will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2024, morning starting at 8:30am.

PRICING: 1 mile run - $25. 5k run/walk - $30.

COURSE: Cross country type course including trails, fields, pavement with slight hills. Race is chipped timed.

PACKET PICKUP: At the registration table on race day (6/15) starting at 7am and will close at 9am.

AWARDS: Medals to all finishers! Trophies to all first place finishers and overall male and female.

AGE GROUPS: 1 Mile Fun Run: 6 & under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-14 5K Run/walk: 10 & under, 11-17, 18 & over Male and Female, Male and Female overall

REGISTRATION INCLUDES: Commemorative race T-shirt, available as supplies last. Also included in your race packet: Amusement ride VIP passes for Hamburg Family Fun Fest (pack of 3), free parking for the race and Hamburg Family Fun Fest bag of goodies.

PARKING: Available at Manly W. Bennett Memorial Park parking lot by soccer fields.

RESULTS: We will have live results on this site!

The race will be professionally timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted during the race and live on this website. 


Sponsorship Opportunities

If you, or your business/organization, is interested in sponsorship opportunities please see the attached information. In partnership with Freedom River (a comprehensive outdoor recreation center located in Hamburg Township that assists in re-assimilation of U.S. military service members, veterans and their families), the Hamburg Family Fun Fest will host the 2nd annual H.E.R.O. Freedom Run. Proceeds from the run will benefit the Freedom River project. Freedom River is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. 

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.





If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies. We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy.

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.