First Annual Run with Frederick 2017

Whether you were a novice runner or a first time marathon attendee, the Run with Frederick 2017 was a great way to support our youth here at Liberty for Youth and at the same time start a journey of health and wellness, a good time was had by all.

The Run with Frederick 2017 was born out of the “Run for Youth” in 2016 when Frederick Dryden(ED), had ran 696.5km in 21 days from Ottawa to Hamilton. The loss of

Starbucks Ancaster/Hamilton not only provided free coffee to over 900 guests but had their own team come out to run from different locations. Thank You

two youth who has been previously in Liberty’s program and his passion and vision to create sustainability for the Liberty for Youth programming were his motivation to take on such an enormous task.

The Run with Frederick 2017 is our first annual run and we look forward to more successful years ahead. Of course, we could not do any of this without the Runner’s Den, Road2Hope Hamilton Marathon. Gord & Esther Pauls, owners of the Road2Hope have been more than generous to Liberty for Youth by giving us the platform we needed to hold a marathon. The Road2Hope Hamilton Marathon celebrated their 10th anniversary this year and what a privilege it was to join them with our first run.

We would like to THANK all of those who either participated OR sponsored the Run with Frederick. You helped make this the success it was and thanks to all of you we raised over $20,000.00!

We hope that you will join us again in 2018 and make it an even bigger event and help us reach our campaign goal of $650,000.00.

Early bird registration will be available soon so stay tuned!


Thank you Stoney Creek Rotary Club for joining us and supporting our youth!
Mom & son complete 5KM together.
RBC Hamilton Branch presented a check for $8000 with a running team of 36 RBC staff! Thank you!
Hamilton Port Authority had 2 teams come out & support our run.
Frederick Dryden(ED)of Liberty for Youth and Sharon(Hamilton Port Authority) get ready for their run.
Many schools & families in our Hamilton Community came out to have fun & support Liberty for Youth.
MP David Sweet and his son Chris Sweet made it a family run!
Frederick and a Liberty for Youth participant, Shauna take advantage a great photo opp.
So many happy faces and personal achievements!
Many donors for Liberty for Youth came out to support in a tangible way by running alongside Frederick and the Liberty for Youth team.
Just a glimpse of the energy of our supporters!
Liberty for Youth participants and staff had a great time
Community businesses like The Keg on Upper James made it a family day. Thank you for your support!
Frederick cheering on our supporters!
Seeing so many people come out was so touching to all of us at Liberty for Youth.
Old Navy participants came out to continue
their support to our youth. Thank you!
Many local business’ rolled up their sleeves and gave their time and resources to help support us. Thank you!
Registration at the Expo!
Photographer Rudy T captures great shot of Frederick in the moment!
Former Liberty for Youth participants came out to support and give back.
First time experiences for little ones doing a marathon all for a great cause.
Thank you again to Gord & Esther Pauls of the Runners Den & Road2Hope Hamilton Marathon for this amazing platform and for all your support to our youth!

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