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Marion Arts Festival Half Marathon
May 20, 2023
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About The Marion Arts Festival Half Marathon
The Marion Arts Festival Half Marathon is an excellent race for those looking to experience a challenging run in a scenic and welcoming environment. The race takes place every May in the town of Marion, Iowa, located just outside Cedar Rapids.
The course winds through some of Marion’s most beautiful neighborhoods and parks, with plenty of rolling hills to provide runners with a unique challenge. Running along the banks of the Cedar River provides breathtaking views that will stay with you long after crossing the finish line. It’s definitely one of those races you won’t soon forget! And since it’s held in late May, you can expect pleasant running temperatures and plenty of sunshine throughout your journey.
In addition to its picturesque route and ideal weather conditions, what makes this half marathon really stand out is its enthusiastic crowd support. Generations-strong families line up along streets waving signs and encouraging all who pass by – no matter how fast or slow they may be running – which helps make this event such an enjoyable experience for everyone involved. Plus spectators are treated to live music from local bands at select points around the course as well as entertainment from costumed characters who help keep spirits high during your 13 mile trek!
Finally at the end there’s a huge post-race celebration featuring awards ceremonies for all finishers plus vendors selling food and drinks so runners can replenish their energy levels before heading home satisfied knowing that they accomplished something special by completing such an amazing race! All in all if you’re looking for one unforgettable half marathon racing experience then definitely don’t miss out on signing up for next year’s Marion Arts Festival Half Marathon!