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Run for your art!
Support Marion Arts Festival
educational programming!

MAF 5K Run-Walk 2018
Saturday, May 19th
8 a.m., City Square Park


The Marion Arts Festival 5K Run-Walk is a favorite season opener for serious amateurs, recreational runners, and casual walkers, with $1,100 in prize money, giveaways, and thousands of dollars in raffle drawings! Join us for a singular 5K experience, with the best shirt, door prizes, and finish line amenities! Our thanks to JMS Racing Results for their support! They welcome your request for additional information!

(Note: We no longer offer a half marathon distance option at the Marion Arts Festival Run.)


To our half marathon-running friends:

Thank you for your interest and support over these past six years! We had fun, and hope you did, too – your participation contributed much to our ability to sustain educational programming in area schools.

For an early-spring half marathon experience, consider the first annual RUN CRANDIC on April 29th, proceeds from which will benefit the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City School Districts. Running is always better when on the turf for a cause! Thank you for having been part of our day!

(Among 2017’s half marathon award winners? Contact us toward your free registration for this year’s 5K!)


MAF 5K Run-Walk Sponsors

Best Western Plus Longbranch Hotel
Carlos O'Kelly's
Carlson College of Massage Therapy
Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA
Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club
Culligan Water
Eastern Iowa Oral & Maxillfacial

Garment Designs
General Mills
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Iowa Running Co.
John Foster - Graphic Design
JMS Racing Services
Linn County Physical Therapy
Mercy Medical Center
MSI Marketing
My Chiro
Play It Again Sports
Quaker Oats
Quinn Storage Garages
  & U-Haul Rentals

Second Story Promotions
Sue Sample
Udderly Smooth
Zio Johno's


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