The Bird Family is proud to continue the tradition of the 14th Annual Veterans Marathon, a superb event honoring our nation’s Veterans.
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 14th Annual Veterans Marathon, Half-Marathon and Heroes 5K on November 12th, 2022. Located in Northeast Indiana. We can promise that flags will be waving at the start, a gently rolling countryside course, and a race experience you will always remember. The Veterans Marathon will be honoring the Marine Corp for its 14th running of the race, the Heroes 5k will be honoring the Whitley County Sheriffs Department for 2022. The AMVETS #2919 based out of South Whitley will be the recipent of 50% of the Veterans Marathon profits, 25% will be donated to the Whitley County Sheriffs department.

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. You’ll be glad you did.

Start time:
8:00 am Eastern Standard Time for the Marathon
8:00 am Eastern Standard Time for the Half-Marathon
8:15 am Eastern Standard Time for the Heroes 5k

End time:
The half-marathon course closes at 2:00 pm, the full marathon course closes at 2:00 pm

Marathon ( 2 Loops)  USATF Certification #:IN17015TDK.
Half Marathon USATF Certification #:IN17014TDK. 

Heroes 5k course will close by 9:30 am

The Heroes 5k has a 3 person team challenge where the total time of a team is added together to compete with other teams for a unique “Hero-based” award.

All post race festivities will take place on the courthouse lawn in and around the event tent.

Hot Soup donated by Columbia City’s Elks Lodge # 1417, will be available to all participants free of charge post race as well as other refreshments.
Soups available: Chicken Noodle, Vegatable, Chili

Unique Awards that are made right here in Indiana using limestone mined from Bloominton, Indiana will be up for grabs to the Top 2 in each division. Awards will be available for pick up at their respective times post race at the awards table.

More race information can be found at 

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Veterans Marathon
November 12, 2022 (Saturday) - 08:00
26.2 miles
Solo Road
Veterans 1/2 Marathon
November 12, 2022 (Saturday) - 08:00
13.1 miles
Solo Road
Heroes 5K
November 12, 2022 (Saturday) - 08:15
3.1 miles
Solo Road
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