Frequently Asked Questions

When is the race?

Sunday, April 29, 2018

7:00 AM  – Marathon
8:15 AM –  Half Marathon
9:30 AM –  5k

Note, times are subject to change

Where is the start/finish?

The RUN CRANDIC powered by University of Iowa Community Credit Union marathon will start at the NewBo City Market (1100 3rd St SE) in Cedar Rapids and finish at Kinnick Stadium (825 Evashevski Dr) in Iowa City.

The half marathon will start at the University of Iowa Community Credit Union (2355 Landon Rd) in North Liberty and finish at Kinnick Stadium (825 Evashevski Dr) in Iowa City.

The 5K will start at Northwest Junior High (1507 8th St) in Coralville at finish at Kinnick Stadium (825 Evashevski Dr) in Iowa City.

How long is the course open?

The course will close at 2pm for all races. This is 16 minute/mile pace for the marathon.

Is this a Boston Qualifier?


How do I sign up?

Registration is now open! You can register here.

Can I register on race day?

No. Registration will not be available on race day.

I am pre-registered, but can I switch from one race to another at packet pickup?

Yes, but you will only be able to switch to a shorter distance. Please contact us for more details.

I am registered, but I am injured and cannot run. Am I allowed to transfer my registration to someone else?

No, legally we cannot do this. Thank you for your understanding.

Can I give my race number and timing chip to another runner?

Please do not transfer race numbers. Changing race numbers can create unintended awards and medical problems. Please contact us for any special situations.

I registered, but cannot make it for the race. Can I get a refund?

No, we do not offer a refund policy. Proceeds benefit our local schools. Again, thanks for understanding.

Where do I pick up my race packet?

Packet pickup will be available at the following times:
Friday, April 27: 8am-5pm at the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (all three races available)
Saturday, April 28: 10am-7pm at NewBo City Market (all three races available)
Sunday, April 29: 7am-8:30am at University of Iowa Community Credit Union (Half marathon and 5K races only)

There will not be day-of packet pickup for the marathon.

Please note: Schedule is subject to change. 

Can someone else pick up my packet?

Yes, as long as they have a signed waiver for you.

Is there a minimum age to register for the race?

Participants in the marathon or half marathon under the age of 14 need parental consent.


How do I get to the start of my race?

A free shuttle is included in the registration for the marathon from Kinnick Stadium to NewBo City Market and for the half marathon from Kinnick Stadium to University of Iowa Community Credit Union (Landon Rd., North Liberty). All shuttle riders must present a pass to be eligible to ride the shuttle. More details will be available soon!

Where is parking?

Details about parking around Kinnick Stadium and the shuttle service will be released soon.

Parking is free of charge around downtown Cedar Rapids and in the NewBo neighborhood on the weekends. Early birds get the best spots.

Are pets allowed?

As much as we love them, pets are not allowed.

Are headphones allowed?

Rock on! You may participate with headphones but please be aware of others and your surroundings.

What will be offered at the aid stations?

There will be water and electrolyte drinks on the course. Check back for more details soon!

Is this a trail race or road race?

Technically this is a road race, please note there will be parts of Highway 965 where the gravel shoulder will be the best option for running.

Will the race be cancelled or delayed?

The races may be delayed up to one hour due to severe weather decided by race officials. Severe weather is defined as either a thunderstorm warning, tornado watch, tornado warning or if lightning is present in the area. We’ll race rain or shine if the conditions are safe and no severe weather is present or predicted.

What is the pre-race party?

The pre-race party will be held at NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids (1100 3rd St SE) from 3pm to 9pm on Saturday, April 28th. Come out and sample food and drinks from the many vendors at NewBo City Market, pick up your packet, and prepare for the race on Sunday. Please note, times may change.

What is the post-race party?

The post-race party presented by Corridor Business Journal will be held at Big Grove Brewery & Taproom in Iowa City (1225 S Gilbert St) starting at 2pm until 6pm. Please note, times may change.

There will be post-race water, electrolyte drinks, and snacks at the finish line at Kinnick Stadium.

How do I keep updated with RUN CRANDIC powered by University of Iowa Community Credit Union and pre-race training runs?

Please sign up for our newsletter, like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get all the latest info about the race, training runs, and post race party details. Training plans from the Corridor Running Club are available here.

Medical Assistance?

If medical attention is required on the race course or at the finish line, medical staff is available to treat minor injuries and provide basic support. Insurance liabilities mandate that should a participant require and consent to an IV for fluid replacement or treatment of serious injuries, they must be transported to a local hospital at their own expense.

Have a question that wasn’t answered? Please contact the race director or give us a call at 319-337-6592.

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