Preparations underway for Sioux Falls Marathon
The Sioux Falls Marathon will return to the streets and trails of the city on Sunday, August 29, 2021. Organized by the Sioux Falls Sports Authority, this year’s races include a full marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K.
The races will start just outside of Howard Wood Field and will finish on the track. Depending on the race distance, in between the start and finish lines participants will run through downtown Sioux Falls, Falls Park, Fawick Park as well as many other neighborhoods and parks along the bike trail.
“Being one of only a few organizations in the country to produce a live race in 2020 was an accomplishment we took a lot of pride in”, said Thomas Lee, executive director of the Sioux Falls Sports Authority. “This year, however, getting back to a traditional marathon weekend is something we are all greatly looking forward to.”
The full marathon begins at 6:30 a.m., followed by the half marathon at 7 a.m., with the 10k and the Miracle 5k beginning soon after. A portion of the event’s proceeds are donated to the Children’s Miracle Network to help support local families.
The Sanford Health Fitness Expo will kick off the marathon weekend on Saturday, August 28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sanford Pentagon. The Expo, which is open to the public, provides a family-friendly opportunity for runners to pick up their race bib and swag bag and to peruse the various vendors showcasing their products. The Expo will have fun activities for children, including the Wermerson Orthodontics Youth Dash on Heritage Court.
The Sioux Falls Sports Authority relies on committed volunteers to help make this event a success each year. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities still available. Individuals or groups interested in being a part of this year’s event by operating a water stop or assisting in other ways along the route, should contact race director Austin Bramley at email@example.com.
For more information on race weekend or to register to as a runner, visit www.siouxfallsmarathon.com