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Date set for Marion Marathon

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The third annual Marion Rotary Marathon for Shoes will be held on June 13-14, 2015.

The event is a Boston Marathon qualifier. Proceeds go to support the local Rotary Club and their Shoes for Kids program.

“Over the past two years, our team has focused on creating a safe and enjoyable event for all runners,” said Nick Glew, Marketing Coordinator for the event. “We believe that moving the event from April to June will make it easier for Midwest runners who previously had to train during the harsh winter months.”

Over the previous two years, the marathon has drawn nearly 2,000 participants.

“We strongly believe that our marathon has the potential to become one of the Midwest’s elite marathons,” said Cody Crawford, Race Director. “We will travel regionally over the next 12 months to expose our event to new groups of elite runners that we will draw to Marion in 2015.”

Registration for 2015 is online here.

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