The Marion Arts Festival (MAF) is a nationally recognized, free, family friendly , come as you are community art party. The MAF Half Marathon and 5K will kick off the day's festivities. After the race, participants are invited to enjoy festival activities. Continuous live music and specialty food vendors will also be featured throughout the day.
Prize Purse of $2150 for Half and $1,100 for 5K
Cash prize will be awarded to the top five (half) three (5K) male and female overall finishers and to the first male and female in the Masters Division (40+).
Race Free in 2014
Win your division and you also win a free entry into next year’s Marion Arts Festival Half Marathon and 5K.
5K awards to the top three in: 10 and under; 11-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79, 80 and over. Half Marathon awards to the top three in: 15 and under; 16-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-9; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79, 80 and over. Awards will go to the top three Clydesdale and Athena in four different divisions.
Winners in each age group category of the 5K walk will receive an award.
Bib in the Chip Timing
The MAF races will use the new chip in the bib technology for timing. The chip is attached to the back of the bib and it is totally disposable. JMS Racing Services provides the most immediate accurate timing available. Posted results will include gun time, chip time and include a split for the half way point of the run.
MORE GOOD STUFF A great selection of refreshments will be available for runners and walkers. The awards ceremony will begin immediately following the race. All participants will be eligible for door prizes, but must be present to win. New door prizes this year will include four fabulous, $100 “purchase prizes” to spend on artwork at the festival!