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5k Route

The Canton Juneteenth 5K run/walk has been announced. Runners and walkers will get started at 7:30am on Saturday June 18, 2022 in Canton, MS. Packets can be picked up Friday, June 17th from 5 p.m. - 7 the Elks Lodge, 629 W. North Street, Canton, MS  or Saturday, June 18th from 6:30 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. on the Canton Square near the Canton Tourism office, 147 N. Union Street, Canton, MS.


Runners and walkers will begin in the historic Canton Square and end in the Hickory Street District. They will wind their way through famous Canton areas taking them by Holy Child Jesus Catholic School, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, the Freedom House, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and other civil right activists gathered; Canton Square; and the location where “My Dog Skip” was filmed. The last leg of the run will bring participants back to Hickory Street for a day of live music, food and fun for the entire family.



  1. Start on the Canton Square (front of Canton Tourism)

  2. Travel south on Union to Holy Child Jesus Catholic School

  3. Turn left on E. Semmes Street to Lyons Street

  4. Travel north on Lyon Street

  5. Travel west on Center street to Union (turn right)

  6. Travel west on West North Street

  7. Turn (right) north on Boyd Street

  8. Travel to the Freedom House

  9. Turn east on George Washington to Martin Luther King

  10.  Turn right at McNeal

  11. Turn south to West North Street

  12. Turn left on West North

  13. End on Hickory Street

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