About the Festival
2017 Artist Exhibitors
Empty Bowls Project
Art in the Depot
Emerging Artists Program
Half Marathon & 5K
Annual Poster Design
Information for Artists
Run for your art!
Support the MAF's
2017 MAF Half Marathon
and 5K Run & Fun Walk
Saturday, May 20th
Half Marathon @ 7:30 a.m.
5K Run & Fun Walk @ 7:30 a.m.
City Square Park
The Marion Arts Festival half marathon and 5K run & fun walk are favorite season openers for serious amateurs, recreational runners and casual walkers, with $3,250 in prize money ($2,150/half – $1,100/5k), giveaways and thousands of dollars in raffle drawings.
So, before you lace up your shoes and head out for a run, be sure to register for Iowa's leading half marathon and 5K. Here are just a few reasons why:
– 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
– Age group winners get Free entries into the 2018 race
– A great, newly-designed course that takes you through the most scenic areas of Marion and this part of Iowa
– Finish in the newly refurbished Depot area, amidst the Marion Arts Festival in uptown Marion
– Water and HEED (lemon lime) on the course
– 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
– Continuous art and food vendors at the festival throughout the day
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.
MAF Half Marathon and
& Fun Walk Sponsors
Best Western Plus Longbranch Hotel
Carlson College of Massage Therapy
Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA
Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club
Eastern Iowa Oral & Maxillfacial
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Iowa Running Co.
John Foster - Graphic Design
JMS Racing Services
Linn County Physical Therapy
Mercy Medical Center
Play It Again Sports
Quinn Storage Garages
& U-Haul Rentals
Second Story Promotions