Murals & More invites you to The Crunch Berry Run, sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company, an extraordinary, family-friendly, colorful fun run or walk – you choose how far you go, up to 5K!
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Fun for all ages! Strollers and wagons are welcome, just remember anything you bring on the route will be doused in color.
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.
Running not required! This is a non-competitive event appropriate for people of all ages and abilities.
The colored powder will get all over you. It may stain fabrics and you may have to wash your hair a couple times. Good thing you get a race t-shirt to wear!
In partnership with Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers’ Market, The Crunch Berry Run begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, October 2, 2021, starting and ending at the 2nd Ave Bridge in Downtown Cedar Rapids. You will be covered in environmentally-friendly colored powder as you run or walk the route! The party continues after crossing the finish line on the 2nd Ave Bridge until 11:00 AM with crunch berries, music, family-friendly activities, and of course more color!
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. All proceeds from this event go to support Murals & More’s mission to cultivate public art in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
per person, flat fee, no extra charges
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.
*Register by 9/25/21, to be guaranteed a registration packet. A registration packet is not guaranteed for those that register on 9/26/21 or after. We’ll have extras on hand at packet pickup for those that register on 9/26/21 or after on a first-come, first-served basis.
Pick up everything you’ll need for the race the day before the event. Your race packet will include your event wristband, t-shirt*, sunglasses, and some other giveaways. This is a drive-through or walk-up service! We’ll be outside on 2nd Avenue in front of the building ready to help. Come any time between 2:00 and 7:00 PM.
*Register by 9/25/21 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. A t-shirt is not guaranteed for those that register on 9/26/21 or after. We’ll have extras on hand at packet pickup for those that register on 9/26/21 or after on a first-come, first-served basis.
Crunch Berry Send-off
Gather at the stage on the 2nd Ave Bridge, downtown Cedar Rapids, for the start of the Crunch Berry Run, featuring Z102.9’s Clare Duffy and Eric Hanson to get you in Crunch Berry spirit, with a special performance by Alisabeth Von Presley to lead the color throw and let the festivities begin!
Everybody will take off from the 2nd Ave Bridge 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 on the 2nd Ave Bridge.
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, more colored powder, sweet treats, a photo op with Cap’n Crunch himself, and other family-friendly activities.
The route starts and ends on the 2nd Ave Bridge, downtown Cedar Rapids (Mays Island). You’ll follow the Ellis Trail north and turn around whenever you would like along the route. If you want to go the full route, which is about a 5K, you’ll turn around near the “Gateway to the River” arch. There will be color and surprises all throughout the course. Volunteers and signage will direct you along the way.
An ADA accessible restroom will be positioned near the halfway point.
A water station will be positioned near the halfway point and at the 5K turnaround point.
Packet pickup will take place on Friday, October 1, from 2:00 to 7:00 PM outside the Veterans Memorial Building (2nd Ave Bridge)
Address: Veterans Memorial Building, 50 2nd Ave Bridge, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401. Come any time between 2:00 and 7:00 PM.
Make your way to the 2nd Ave Bridge in downtown Cedar Rapids by 9:00 AM on Saturday, October 2, 2021.
Wear your event t-shirt, wristband, and/or clothing you are okay with potentially being stained from the colored powder (it 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 the 2nd Ave Bridge in downtown Cedar Rapids. The route starts north along the Ellis Trail on the west side of the Cedar River, with a turnaround point halfway, then continues south along the same trail.
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 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. We have adopted the same policy as the farmers’ market. 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.
Registration may be canceled on or before 9/2/2021 (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 9/2/2021.
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Murals & More, The Cedar Rapids Mural Trail
PO Box 75006
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401