Is this race a Boston Qualifier?
Yes, we are a USATF certified course and Sanctioned Event which makes our event eligible to be used as a Boston Qualifying time.

Is there an Expo?
We do not host a expo event but do a Friday afternoon/evening packet pickup where you will have the opportunity to meet with Race Directors and be welcomed to Downtown Columbia City.

Where does my entry go?
50% of the race profit goes to a Local Veteran Based Organization (2024 profits will be donated to our local Veterans of Foreign Wars post 5582 ). 25% of the race profit goes to our Heroes group (2024 will be our Whitley County 911 communications). The remaining profit is put towards the race for the next year i.e. signing, marathon jackets, marketing.

2020 Donations – American Legion Post 98 – $3,343.56
Columbia City Fire Department – $1,671.78

2021 Donations – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5582 – $7,071.02
Columbia City Police Department – $3,535.51

2022 Donations – AMVETS Post 2919 – $5,721.17
Whitley County Sheriff’s Department – $2,860.59

2023 Donations – American Legion Post 157 – $4,738.52
Whitley County EMS – $2,369.26

Where can I find my results?
You can find results either by selecting the results tab or by visiting our timers website,

How do I create a Heroes 5K team?
You can create a team when signing up for the 5k either selecting Join an Existing team or Create a new team on runsignup. You do not have to register the entire team at once. You will need a minimum of 3 runners/walkers to be eligible for any team awards.

Do you offer live tracking?
We do not offer live tracking at the Veterans Marathon at this time.

Where can I pick up my race packet?
Packet pick up will be at Running Around Screen Printing on Friday evening, and the event tent on Saturday Morning located on the Northwest corner of the courthouse lawn in downtown Columbia City. You can pick up your packet from 3:00PM to 8:00PM Friday night or Saturday Morning 6:30 AM till Race time.

Where can I park?
Parking is available throughout the downtown area including street parking and parking lots. The only places we ask people not to park is in any emergency vehicle parking spots (which are labeled such as), any personal driveways or beyond any road close areas.

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