The Crunch Berry Run

is a
COLORFUL
 ADVENTUROUS
and somewhat silly

FUN RUN!

[run, walk, mosey, roll, dance, skip, whatever]

that is uniquely
CEDAR RAPIDS
brought to you by
Murals & More, The Cedar Rapids Mural Trail
sponsored by
The Crunch Berry Run is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company
in partnership with
The Crunch Berry Run is in partnership with the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers' Market
sponsored by
The Crunch Berry Run is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company
brought to you by
Murals & More, The Cedar Rapids Mural Trail
in partnership with
The Crunch Berry Run is in partnership with the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers' Market

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!

and Crunch Berries waiting at the finish line!

Saturday, October 2, 2021

9:00 AM

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Downtown,
2nd Ave Bridge

Eric and Clare, The Crunch Berry Run
hosted by

Clare Duffy & Eric Hanson

From Z102.9’s The Morning Scramble

Alisabeth Von Presley, featured guest, The Crunch Berry Run
special performance by

Alisabeth Von Presley

and an official mayoral proclamation of

Crunch Berry Day!

Family-friendly

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

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.

Run, walk, or skip

Running not required! This is a non-competitive event appropriate for people of all ages and abilities.

Color, color, everywhere!

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.

Registration
only
$30

per person, flat fee, no extra charges

Registration packet includes a t-shirt and sunglasses to wear the day of the race!*
Age four and under are free!

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.

The Crunch Berry Run race t-shirt
The Crunch Berry Run race sunglasses

*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.

Thanks to our sponsors!

Our partners rock! We couldn’t do this without you. Thank you to these community partners who support Murals & More and our mission to create public art for all in Cedar Rapids.

Additional sponsorship opportunities exist! Learn more about The Crunch Berry Run sponsorship.

 
 
 
 
 

Dash Coffee Roasters

Contributing Sponsor

Eastern Iowa Arts Academy

Contributing Sponsor

Flanker Media

Contributing Sponsor

GreenState Credit Union

Contributing Sponsor

Hy-Vee

Contributing Sponsor

RAYGUN

Contributing Sponsor

Strategic Print Solutions

Contributing Sponsor

UFG Insurance

Contributing Sponsor

You Are Beautiful

Contributing Sponsor

Schedule of Events

Friday, Oct. 1: Packet Pickup

2:00 – 7:00 PM – Packet Pickup, Veterans Memorial Building (2nd Ave Bridge)

Address: Veterans Memorial Building, 50 2nd Ave Bridge, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Pick up everything you’ll need for the race the day before the event. Your race packet will include your race number, 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. 

Saturday, Oct. 2: Crunch Berry Day!

The Crunch Berry Run Send-off
9:00 AM

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!

9:20 AM

Run/walk begins

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.

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, more colored powder, sweet treats, a photo op with Cap’n Crunch himself, and other family-friendly activities.

Things to Know

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

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.

You may register to join the fun until 10/1/2021. *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. 

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.

Something else on your mind that you would like to know? Email us at events@crmurals.org. Thanks!

Mailing address:

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

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