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September 3, 2023
Cedar Rapids, IA
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About The NewBo Run
The NewBo Run is an exciting half marathon race that takes place in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on 3 September 2023. The route for the 13.1-mile race winds through some of the most beautiful and historic sites in the city, beginning at historic Czech Village and winding its way along Riverfront Drive before crossing over to the downtown area and finishing on 6th Avenue SE. It’s a scenic course that includes views of both new buildings and older landmarks, such as Brucemore Mansion and Sinclair Memorial Levee Trail.
Since this is a fall race, runners can expect cooler temperatures than during summer months. Average highs are around 68°F (20°C), with lows dipping down into the 50s (10-15°C). Rainfall tends to be light but steady throughout September so it pays to come prepared with layers or rain gear just in case.
The crowds are generally friendly and supportive; there’s a great energy running throughout the entire event from start to finish line! Many locals will come out to cheer you on as you make your way around town – volunteers from local businesses often set up cheering stations along popular spots like NewBo District or Czech Village – making for an even more enjoyable experience for everyone taking part in this amazing event!
If you’re looking for something special about this half marathon, it has got to be its unique medals: each year they design a different medal featuring some well-known landmark within Cedar Rapids – ranging from classic architecture like Brucemore Mansion or St Wenceslaus Church all the way up through modern additions such as Linn County Recycling Center or Ushers Ferry Historic Village. This makes them extra special keepsakes that will commemorate your experience long after completing this awe inspiring run!