Muddy River Marathon returns for 3rd year in Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The Muddy River Marathon is returning for a third year in Cape Girardeau.

This year’s event is set to take place on Saturday, April 29.

Organizers say this year’s marathon is expanding from the 13.1 or 26.2 miles run by offering a one-mile dog walk and a Spring Fling block party.

The block party will feature local musicians and more than 40 artisan vendors and food trucks.

“We just wanted to, one, celebrate the runners and all of their families and participants; and, two, offer something for Cape Girardeau residents to enjoy as well,” Alyssa Phares, Muddy River Marathon board member, said.

Hundreds of runners from 20 states are expected to participate this year.

Organizers say the marathon has raised $45,000 for local non-profit organizations over the past two years. Plans are to donate this year’s proceeds to more non-profits.

Registration is now open for the events and for those interested in participating or volunteering. Details can be found here.

Marsha Heller

Marsha Heller

Marsha joined the KFVS-12 News Team in August 1999.