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Veterans Marathon and Heroes 5K

Saturday November 14th, 2020

Columbia City, IN

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The Bird Family is proud to continue the tradition of the Veterans Marathon, a superb event honoring our nation’s Veterans.
Located in the heart of northeast Indiana, Columbia City is a small-town community with true Hoosier values. It’s a community rooted in its agricultural heritage, strengthened by its commercial and residential development, and proud of its hometown heroes.

In honor of those servicemen and servicewomen throughout nation, We present the 13th Annual Veterans Marathon, Half-Marathon and Heroes 5K on November 13th, 2021. Located in Northeast Indiana. We can promise that flags will be waving at the start, a gently rolling countryside course, and a race experience you will always remember.

Come experience the challenge and excitement of running the Marathon, Half-Marathon or 5K and do so in honor of America’s veterans and heroes. You’ll be glad you did.

Start time:
8:00 am Eastern Standard Time for the Marathon
8:00 am Eastern Standard Time for the Half-Marathon
8:15 am Eastern Standard Time for the Heroes 5k

End time:
The half-marathon course closes at 2:00 pm, the full marathon course closes at 2:00 pm

Marathon ( 2 Loops)  USATF Certification #:IN17015TDK.
Half Marathon USATF Certification #:IN17014TDK. 

5K will incorporate a team challenge along with the race this year. 3-Person teams can be formed for a unique Overall winning team trophy.

All post race festivities will take place on the courthouse lawn in and around the event tent.

Hot Soup will be available to all participants free of charge post race as well as other refreshments.

Made in Indiana awards will take place shortly after each race in the event tent. Refer to the race day schedule for approximate times. 

Race Distances

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Marathon Click to Find Out Register »
1/2 Marathon Click to Find Out Register »
Heroes 5K Click to Find Out Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

227 W Van Buren Street, Columbia City, IN

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