Marion Gears up for Village 5K

The 16th Annual Marion Village 5K kicks  Saturday morning, June 23, at 9:00 am.  Even though the race is tomorrow, there’s still plenty of time to register! Sign up online at or at

Prize money is offered to the top three men and women finishers and merchandise or gift certificates are awarded to the top ten men and women in the race. Gift certificates are awarded to the top male and female finishers from Marion.

Young runners in the 13 and under age group will receive certificates for free ice creams from Kool Kone. There is also a post race raffle open to all competitors.

The racecourse starts in front of Baxter House on Front Street, heads north on Front Street, then left on Ryder Lane and left again on Spring Street. At the end of Spring Street, the course takes a left, then a quick right on Pleasant Street.

After climbing slightly for a quarter mile, the course takes a left and drops downhill on Holmes Street and continues through the two-mile mark turning left on Water Street. Then left again on Vine and right back onto Front Street for the final half mile ending in the driveway of Tabor’s Hoyt Hall on the waterfront.

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