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Marion Arts Festival 5K Run and Half Marathon

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Distanz Halbmarathon

Datum 15 Mai 2021

Über Marion Arts Festival 5K Run and Half Marathon

Founded in 1992 and held the third Saturday of each May, the Marion Arts Festival offers art of exceptional quality, dishing up a singular and highly anticipated event. Consistently ranked in the top tier of fine art events nationwide, the MAF has been named as being among the Top 25 festivals in the country, as the #1 show featuring 100 artists or fewer and, further, as the best one-day event in the nation.

The MAF Half Marathon and 5K Run & Fun Walk takes a flat, fast course through uptown Marion, inviting runners to experience cutting edge race technology features.

The Marion Arts Festival Half Marathon and 5K isn’t just a race, though because of the prize money and Free entry awards it attracts some of the best runners in the region. It’s an event for the whole family that you’ll remember for many years to come.

Add in a slate of specialty foods and off-beat artist demonstrations. In total, the festival offers a high caliber, fully accessible cultural experience – a day of fine art and flip flops, families and connoisseurs, fun and education.

The Marion Arts Festival deeply appreciates community and corporate sponsorships toward the event, and we treasure the individual volunteer support that goes into making each festival.


Marion Arts Festival 5K Run

  • 5km

Marion Arts Festival Half Marathon

  • 21,082354km


Service nach dem Lauf

Enjoy one of the best post races in the region – plenty of food (spaghetti, bagels, fruit, energy bars and drinks, and much more) – Free chiropractic and massages.


Over $2,150 in prize money in the Half Marathon – $1,100 in prize money in the 5K – Raffles and giveaways during the awards ceremony – we'll be giving away some valuable items, including four fabulous $100 purchase prizes to spend on artwork at the Marion Arts Festival and a 1-year membership to the YMCA


Water and HEED (lemon lime) on the course.


6th and 8th Street, Marion



Marion Square



A great, newly-designed course that takes you through the most scenic areas of Marion and this part of Iowa.

In the middle of America’s heartland, right in the center of the state of Iowa, lies the city of Marion. This small town, which is part of the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area and lies just east of that city, and is best known for its annual Marion Arts Festival.


The Saturday morning run, which is scheduled to be entirely immersed within the MAF festivities, will begin so that it can finish in time for other festival events. The race begins in the center of Marion at the corner of 6th and 8th Street near the town’s library and City Square Park. The race first has runners heading towards Marion’s Thomas Park and through one part of the city’s trail system.

Runners should be aware that at the one half mile point of the race, runners will be filed into a single file bridge, which can slow race flow down and interfere with runners looking to maintain a steady pace.

The bridge leads runners to the Boyson trails which narrowly wind in and out of this city park. Runners will travel along some gentile hills, dirt paths and through some of the greenery in the park.

After exiting the Boyson trails, runners will pass by some of the newly constructed areas of the town and along the open and flat Tower Terrace Road and head towards Lowe Park. Here runners will again race through narrow park trails.

The route then makes a loop around Lin Mar High School Football Stadium and through the Hunters Ridge Golf Course. Here runners can once again expect more narrow pathways and hilly terrain.

Finally, runners make a trip through the Historic District of Marion for the final leg of the race, before ending up back at City Square Park and the finish line. Runners will finish the race in the middle of the MAF festivities of downtown Marion.

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