The Crunch Berry Run

5k and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.

Greene Square, Downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Sponsored by

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In partnership with the Downtown Cedar Rapids Farmers’ Market
Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers' Market

The Crunch Berry Run

5k and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

The Sweet, Sweet Smell of Fun!

Murals & More invites you to The Crunch Berry Run, sponsored by Quaker Oats, an extraordinary, family-friendly, colorful 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk.

In partnership with Downtown Farmers’ Market, The Crunch Berry Run will begin at 9:00 AM at Greene Square in Downtown Cedar Rapids. Participants will be doused in environmentally-friendly color powder as they run or walk the 5K or 1-mile route. The run/walk will finish with music, dancing, and family-friendly activities.

This fun run/walk is not timed and is appropriate for people of all ages and athletic abilities.

The Crunch Berry Run is a fundraiser for Murals & More, a non-profit organization dedicated to utilizing local architecture as the backdrop for public art in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. All proceeds from this event will go towards public art projects in Cedar Rapids.

Registration includes a t-shirt to commemorate The Crunch Berry Run and to wear the day of the race!

The Crunch Berry Run: Things to Know

  • What is the route for the event?

    The route will start and end at Greene Square in downtown Cedar Rapids. Specific route information is under review with the City of Cedar Rapids and will be announced as soon as it is finalized.

  • Will the event be timed?

    No. This event is designed to be a fun, interactive run/walk, so there will be no official race clock or timer. Have fun! Those who want to track their time are encouraged to do so themselves. There will be no awards or results kept of participant’s time.

  • Are children welcome?

    Yes! Children are welcome. Children age four and under are welcome to register and receive a participant packet, or they may accompany a paid adult at no additional charge. A non-registered child will not receive a participant packet. Children age five and above must register. Children may be in a stroller or wagon accompanied by an adult, just remember anything you take along the course will be doused in color!

  • When and where is packet pickup?

    Time and location for packet pickup is to be announced. All participants that provide an email address will be notified when packet pickup information is announced.

  • Is the event rain or shine?

    Yes! The event will take place rain or shine. In the case of severe weather, Murals & More may cancel the event.

  • Will the colored powder stain?

    The color used in this event is water soluble and environmentally friendly corn starch-based powder. The color should not stain, however it may be difficult to remove from certain types of fabrics and may require multiple washes to remove.

  • What is the cancellation policy?

    All registrations are final. No refunds, cancellations, or transfers.

  • Other questions and event contact...

    Something else on your mind that you would like to know? Email the chair of the event Nick Ludwig at Thanks!

Sponsor The Crunch Berry Run!

Title Sponsor

Interested in joining in on the fun? The Crunch Berry Run would not be possible without the generous support of community sponsors. Numerous sponsorship levels are available. Please contact Murals & More Fundraising Chair Molly Monk at for more information. Thanks!