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Veterans Marathon

November 11, 2023

Columbia City, IN

Calling all running warriors! Mark your calendars for November 11, 2023, as Columbia City, IN gears up to host the ultimate half marathon showdown - the Veterans Marathon! Prepare to unleash your inner hero and conquer the streets, as you sprint towards the finish line with unbeatable vigor. Let's march on together!
Calling all running warriors! Mark your calendars for November 11, 2023, as Columbia City, IN gears up to host the ultimate half marathon showdown - the Veterans Marathon! Prepare to unleash your inner hero and conquer the streets, as you sprint towards the finish line with unbeatable vigor. Let's march on together!
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About The Veterans Marathon

The Veterans Marathon, held on November 11, 2023, in Columbia City, IN, is a remarkable event that pays tribute to our nation’s Veterans. Set in the heart of northeast Indiana, this small-town community embodies true Hoosier values and takes great pride in its agricultural heritage and local heroes. For the 15th Annual Veterans Marathon, participants can expect a memorable race experience filled with patriotic fervor, scenic countryside views, and unwavering support from the cheering crowd.

Starting at 8:00 am Eastern Standard Time, both the Marathon and Half-Marathon races embark on a gently rolling course that showcases the beauty of Northeast Indiana. The half-marathon concludes at 2:00 pm, so racers can set their personal goals without feeling rushed. Additionally, the Heroes 5K, beginning at 8:15 am, offers a unique team challenge, allowing groups of three to compete for a “Hero-based” award.

After crossing the finish line, participants can enjoy the lively post-race festivities on the courthouse lawn, where hot soup donated by Columbia City’s Elks Lodge #1417 is served alongside other refreshing treats. Top finishers will be rewarded with unique awards made from locally sourced limestone mined in Bloomington, Indiana.

This charming city’s fun facts include its rich agricultural heritage, thriving commercial and residential development, and a strong sense of community spirit. As for the weather, runners can expect crisp November air and possibly the sight of vibrant fall foliage, making the race even more enchanting.

Join us at the Veterans Marathon in Columbia City, where you’ll experience not just a race but a celebration of our nation’s heroes and the unity of the running community. Lace up your shoes, wave the flags, and let the spirit of camaraderie guide you through this extraordinary event. See you at the starting line!

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