Hundreds run in Muddy River Marathon in Cape Girardeau

Updated: May. 1, 2021 at 9:51 AM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The Muddy River Marathon was held Saturday morning, May 1.

Click here for the list of winners.

Organizers expected 768 runners from 21 states on Saturday, some as far away as Massachusetts and Florida.

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The course started at the Century Casino, went through downtown on Main Street, under the bridge, past the high school and then onto the Bloomfield Trail to Dalhousie.

From there runners circled back on old 74 and headed downtown.

Take a look at the race route below.

It’s the first time since it will be held in Cape Girardeau since the ’80s.

Area businesses are even getting in on the fun. For example, Ebb & Flow released a special beer for the race called The Shin Splint.

You can click here to see how planning for the race came together.

A portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit the Community Partnership of Southeast Missouri.

The agency’s executive director said the money will help cover the cost of renovations to the agency’s future home.

We talked to one Cape Girardeau runner who was excited to run in a local marathon.

If you want to run a marathon, but feel intimidated, check out these words of encouragement.

A common train of thought is that running hurts the body.

According to Chiropractor Seth Hudson, that is not exactly true.

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