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Unfortunately due to the uptick in Covid-19 cases throughout the State, local officials have asked that this years event be converted to a virtual race. We are disappointed that we will not be able to bring you an real in-person race, but the circumstances at this time have made it difficult.
We will be sending out more details in the next few days about the virtual race.
Thank you for your support
Together we can make downtown Marion “the vibrant heart of our community”. To fulfill this mission DMI has partnered with both public and private organization. Outside of private partnership DMI has partnered with organizations such as The First Church of the Nazarene, The Marion Community Foundation, The Marion Convention Visitors Bureau, Marion Regional Planning, Marion Public Health, MarionMade!, and the Marion Area Chamber of Commerce. In collaboration with these organizations we have been able to update and purchase Christmas decorations, provide new flags to adorn the downtown, assist in demolition of the burned buildings on S. Main, the Cardinal Project and more. We have also created new programs such as Paint the Town, the Cultural Corridor, the Cultural Corridor Walking map, A Taste of Marion Mobile Addition, Bike Friendly Businesses, and LoDo. We are excited about continuing our work of beautification, expansion, and support of business in our downtown. Thank you for supporting this event and any other DMI sponsored events. Miles for Marion Game Day 5K Run/Walk.
The Miles for Marion Game Day 5k will begin at 9am, with the first 65 registered runners, the second group of 60 runners will begin their race time at 9:05am. The staggered race start time has been put into place to aid in social distancing efforts. Downtown Marion, Inc. understands some things are just more fun when we share them with our loved ones, with that in mind we will keep all runners grouped together with their family and or friends. Mask will be required for all volunteers and participants. Participant's will have the option of letting down their mask during the race as long as there is a 6ft distance between themselves and any participant who isn't within their immediate family. The Miles for Marion Game Day 5k will once again begin at the former Marion Rec Center, 240 W. Church St., in Downtown Marion. Participants are welcome to run or walk the 3.1-mile loop, we encourage you to show support of your favorite team on game day in your OSU or Michigan gear! The 5K will be timed by Speedy Sneakers Racing and is limited to 125 runners. Early registration includes a t-shirt and medal. Due to COVID 19, there will be no race day registration available. In order to participate as a in the Miles for Marion Game Day 5k Run/ Walk all participants must preregister at https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Marion/MilesforMarion
Due to state recommendations for a COVID safe race day environment, Downtown Marion, Inc. will not be permitted to provide drinks or snack before, during, or after the event.
Last day of registration for a guaranteed t-shirt will be December 2nd. The t-shirt sizes will range from Adult XXL- Youth Small. T-shirts will only be available to order for free runners, under 9 years old, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All funds raised will support Downtown Marion, Inc. DMI is a 501(c)3 organization focused on the revitalization of downtown Marion as a central hub of our community.
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Additional race information can be found at http://www.downtownmarion.com.
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Miles for Marion Game Day 5k - Virtual.
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