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Park flooding cancels Marion 5k race

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Flooding in Thomas Park in Marion has canceled the 7th Annual "Go the Distance for Crime Victims" 5K Run/Walk on Saturday.

Heavy rains and flash flooding on Indian Creek forced officials to close Thomas Park, Legion Park, and the Boyson Trail system earlier this week.  Race organizers tried to find alternate routes but could not because of the other parks being closed, and because of other pre-planned events in Marion.

Registered runners can still pick up a t-shirt and race bag at the Cedar Rapids Police Department Friday, April 19, from 4-6 p.m, or next week at the Linn County Attorney's Office during regular business hours.

This cancellation does not impact the Marion Marathon and Half Marathon planned for Sunday.  The marathon is the first for the Cedar Rapids area and is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon next year.  The Marion Marathon begins Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m.

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