Sioux Falls Marathon plans for full return
After navigating the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and a thunderstorm flooding part of the full marathon route in 2021, organizers of the Sioux Falls Marathon are looking forward to a return to ‘full’ status for the event.
The 2022 Sioux Falls Marathon will take place on Sunday, Aug. 28. It features a full marathon, half marathon, 10K and Miracle 5K race through the streets and bike trail of Sioux Falls.
Howard Wood Field will serve as the start and finish for all four races. Participants will be able to run through iconic areas of Sioux Falls such as the Cathedral district, downtown Sioux Falls and Falls Park. A portion of race proceeds are donated to Children’s Miracle Network.
The Sioux Falls Sports Authority organizes and hosts the annual race. Executive Director Thomas Lee said, “We can’t wait to have our local runners and those joining us from all over the country back for the Sioux Falls Marathon. With a little more cooperation from Mother Nature, this year’s event is setting up to be one of the best Sioux Falls Marathon weekends yet.”
With the return of the full marathon to the Sioux Falls Marathon, registrations are on the rise. To date, participants from 40 states have registered to run in one of the four events. All of those visitors traveling to Sioux Falls will have a significant impact on the local economy.
Prior to race day, everyone is invited to attend the Sioux Falls Marathon Expo on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Sanford Pentagon. The Expo will feature many great vendors and will provide runners with an opportunity to pick up their bibs and race swag. For the younger crowd, kids can participate in the Wermerson Orthodontics Youth Dash on Heritage Court. The Sioux Falls Marathon Expo runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
For more information about the Sioux Falls Marathon, volunteer opportunities, or to register for the full marathon, half marathon, 10K or Miracle 5K race, visit the Sioux Falls Marathon’s official website.