Runners in Sioux Falls Marathon

Marathon draws runners to Sioux Falls

Runners from nearly every state in the nation, as well as various parts of the world, will travel to Sioux Falls later this summer to participate in the city’s annual marathon. The 2023 Sioux Falls Marathon, which includes both a full and half marathon and a 5K, will take place on Sunday, August 27.

The event is organized by the Sioux Falls Sports Authority and sponsored by Sanford Health. The route for both the full and half marathons will start and finish at Howard Wood Field. In between runners will see some of the best Sioux Falls has to offer – including the Cathedral District, the downtown business district, Falls Park and the Arc of Dreams.

“We’re committed to providing a great route and memorable experience to the runners,” said Jerry Palleschi of the Sioux Falls Sports Authority. “With the help of the City of Sioux Falls, the Sioux Falls Police Department and Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation Department, we have established a route that seamlessly circumvents the 6th street bridge construction. We have also taken away a turn later in the course resulting in a more streamlined back half for both the full and half marathons. We’re excited for everyone to experience it!”

The event also features the Miracle 5K, a family-friendly walk/run which also starts and finishes at Howard Wood Field. Each year the Sioux Falls Sports Authority donates a portion of net proceeds to Sanford Children’s Miracle Network. Last year’s Sioux Falls Marathon raised more than $21,000 for this amazing cause.

Registration is open for all of the races. To register as a runner or for volunteer opportunities click here.