The Crunch Berry Run, Color Run, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Murals & More invites you to The Crunch Berry Run, sponsored by Cap’n Crunch, an extraordinary, family-friendly, colorful fun run or walk…

with Crunch Berries waiting at the finish line!
Color FUN RUN or walk, skip, dance, or mosey, Sat. 9/16, 9 - 11 AM, NewBo City Market, hosted by Murals & More


Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023

9:00 to 11:00 AM

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

NewBo City Market
The Crunch Berry Run T-shirt 2023

The Crunch Berry Run begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, September 16, 2023, starting and ending at NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. You will be covered in environmentally-friendly colored powder as you run or walk the route, with fun surprises all along the way!

Go as far as you’d like on the 5k route. You may want to walk a mile, jog the full 5K, or anything in-between. Great! You can turn around on the route whenever you’d like. This fun run/walk is not timed and is appropriate for people of all ages and athletic abilities.

The party continues after crossing the finish line at NewBo City Market until 11:00 AM with music, family-friendly activities, and of course, Crunch Berries!

The Crunch Berry Run is a fundraiser for Murals & More. All proceeds go to support public art in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The Crunch Berry Run 2022
Play Video about The Crunch Berry Run 2022


Kids ages 4 and under are free!


You’ll be a work of art!


Up to a 5K


This is a non-competitive event


Featured performance
Main stage


Eric and Clare, Z102.9


Live music
Main stage


Take a picture with the captain!


Live music





Prairie Patch Farm


Iowa Music & Arts Association


Metzler Juggling





per person plus Eventbrite fees

Register early

Aug. 19 through Sept. 15: $25

Sept. 16 (day-of): $30

per person plus Eventbrite fees


All eyes on you!

Bring the kids! Ages four and under are free.

Children age four and under may accompany a paid adult at no additional charge. Registration is not required for ages four and under. Non-registered children will not receive a registration packet or T-shirt. Separate kids T-shirts may be purchased during registration.

Sweet add-ons
are available
Grab the event T-shirt and the event tote bag with your registration
while supplies last!

Thanks to our partners at RAYGUN!

The Crunch Berry Run Event T-shirt, $15
The Crunch Berry Run Tote Bag, $10
Schedule of Events

Sept. 11-15: Packet Pickup

RAYGUN Cedar Rapids

Address: RAYGUN, 1028 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Stop in to RAYGUN anytime during regular business hours any time between Monday, September 11, and Friday, September 15, to pick up everything you’ll need for The Crunch Berry Run. Your race packet will include your event wristband (required for event entry), sunglasses, and some other giveaways. You’ll also pick-up any other merch you ordered with your registration, like the T-shirt or tote bag.

Available pickup times at Raygun:

Mon, Sept 11:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tue, Sept 12:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed, Sept 13:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thur, Sept 14:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri, Sept 15:10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Sept. 16: Crunch Berry Day!

NewBo City Market
9:00 AM

NewBo City Market
1100 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Gather in the front lawn of the NewBo City Market for the festivities to begin. There will be games, face painting, and of course, lots of color. The program will be led by our official Party Cap’ns, Eric and Clare from Z102.9, who will lead us through a color throw, followed by a performance by our featured musical artist!

The Crunch Berry Run
9:20 AM

Run/walk begins

The run/walk will leave from NewBo City Market around 9:20 AM. Those running will start in the front, with those walking right behind them. You can run or walk as far as you would like, for a maximum total distance of up to approximately a 5K (just over 3 miles). The route ends right back at NewBo City Market.

The Crunch Berry Run is a Celebration of Art, Color, and Cedar Rapids
Until 11:00 AM

The fun continues!

Who’s hungry for some Crunch Berries? Dig in to a bowl of Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berry Cereal after you’ve crossed the finish line. Look forward to music, art, sweet treats, a photo op with Cap’n Crunch himself, and other family-friendly activities like face painting and giant puzzles.

Route Map

The route starts and ends at NewBo City Market. To begin, we’ll head south on 3rd St SE toward 16th Ave. After a brief jaunt down 2nd Ave SE, we’ll cross the river on the 16th Ave Bridge. From there, the route connects with the Cedar River Trail, all the way to the entrance of Mt. Trashmore, where we turnaround and head back to NewBo City Market on the same route. The route does not go UP Mt. Trashmore.

Going through the entire route will take you approximately 3 miles, just under a 5K. Volunteers and signage will direct you along the way, but remember, you may turn around at any point to go the distance that is right for you. The route is very flat.

Restrooms will be available at NewBo City Market and at the base of Mt. Trashmore.

Water stations will be available at various spots throughout the route.

See more with this interactive map.

Things to Know

Each registration packet will include the event wristband, sunglasses, and materials from our generous sponsors! The wristband is the only thing required to get into the event on Saturday.

Packet pickup will take place at Raygun any time the week before the event, starting Mon, Sept 11, through Fri, Sept 15, during their regular business hours.

Address: Raygun, 1028 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

If you are unable to attend packet pickup on Friday, please plan to arrive at the event between 7:30 and 8:30 AM on Saturday to get your event gear. Look for the yellow information tent at NewBo City Market.

There are a few parking lots around NewBo City Market. Recommended parking is Lot 44 at the intersection of 2nd St SE & 11th Ave SE. There is also some parking available east of NewBo City Market (enter off 12th Ave SE).

Make your way to NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids before 9:00 AM on Saturday, September 16, 2023.

Wear your event wristband (required), event t-shirt or a white t-shirt, and/or clothing you are okay with potentially being stained from the colored powder. The colored powder may be difficult to remove. Don’t bring anything with you that you don’t want to risk potentially coming in contact with colored powder, which may stain certain types of fabrics.

The route will start and end at NewBo City Market. Please reference the route map on this page for more information.

Nope! 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.

Yes! Children are welcome. Children age four and under may accompany a paid adult at no additional charge, or they can register to get the goodies in the registration packet. 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!

The event will take place rain or shine. In the case of severe weather, we may be forced to cancel the event. The indoor area of NewBo City Market will be available as an emergency shelter in the event of sever weather.

The color used in this event is water soluble and environmentally friendly. The color may stain fabrics and may require multiple washes to remove. It may also take a couple washes to remove all the colored powder from skin and hair. Wear your race t-shirt for the event and other clothes that you are okay with potentially being stained by the colored powder.

The short answer is yes, but only if you feel very, very confident they will do well in this environment. If you are unsure, please leave them at home. Please also consider that your pet will encounter the colored powder. We will be instructing our volunteers to avoid intentionally dousing pets with the colored powder, but it will certainly be on and around them since the colored powder will be sprayed at you.

You may register to join the fun until the start of the event. Register early for the best pricing and to order merch, like the event t-shirt and tote bag!

Registration may be canceled on or before 8/17/2023 (30 days before the event) and a refund of the registration cost (minus event registration processing fees) will be issued to the original method of payment. There is no refund for registration cancellation after 8/17/2023.

Something else on your mind that you would like to know? Email us at Thanks!

Mailing address:

Murals & More, The Cedar Rapids Mural Trail
PO Box 75006
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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