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The Bird Family is proud to continue the tradition of the Veterans Marathon, a superb event honoring our nation’s Veterans and Local Heroes.

Located in the heart of northeast Indiana, Columbia City is a small-town community with true Hoosier values. It’s a community rooted in its agricultural heritage, strengthened by its commercial and residential development, and proud of its hometown heroes.

In honor of those servicemen and servicewomen throughout nation, We present the 16th Annual Veterans Marathon, Half-Marathon and Heroes 5K on November 2nd, 2024 the start, a gently rolling countryside course, and a race experience you will always remember.

The 2024 race will honor the Coast Guard for the 16th Annual race by featuring the branch on the finishers medal and race colors. 50% of race profits will be donated to our local VFW Post 5582. The 5k will honor the Whitley County 911 Communications as our Heroes for 2024. 25% of the race profits will also be donated to them.

Come experience the challenge and excitement of running the Marathon, Half-Marathon or 5K and do so in honor of America’s veterans and heroes.

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