2017 Sioux Falls Marathon, Half Marathon and Miracle 5k Raises over $28,000 for Children's Miracle Network
November 14, 2017 at 3:08 PM
The Sioux Falls Sports Authority and the Sanford Health Foundation are excited to announce that the 2017 Sioux Falls Marathon raised over $28,000 for the Sanford Children’s Hospital/Children’s Miracle Network.
The 2017 Sioux Falls Marathon saw a record number of registrants for the second consecutive year. Registrations for the Marathon, Half Marathon and Miracle 5K totaled 3,026 runners, surpassing last year’s total of 2,804.
“We are excited to see the continued growth of the Sioux Falls Marathon,” said Tim Evans, Race Director of the Sioux Falls Marathon. “The growth allows us to raise the bar in our partnership with Sanford Children’s Miracle Network with over $28,000 impacting the lives of many in our community. We would also like to recognize the City of Sioux Falls and community members for embracing the event, so we can showcase all that Sioux Falls has to offer to our participants.”
“We are so thankful for the support of the Sioux Falls Sports Authority and our entire community for making it another incredible year for the Sioux Falls Marathon, Half Marathon and Miracle 5K,” said Erin Rohrer Sanderson, Development Manager for the Sanford Health Foundation. “Every dollar raised locally stays local and will impact families that we know right here in our community – our friends, family, neighbors and coworkers. Each dollar is crucial in making miracles happen for our families at Sanford Children’s Hospital.”
The 2018 Sioux Falls Marathon will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9, with registration expected to be open by the end of 2017.
Sioux Falls Sports Authority
The Sioux Falls Sports Authority was formed in 2006 by community leaders to recruit major sporting events to the Sioux Falls area. The organization has hosted the Summit League Basketball Championships since 2009, the Sioux Falls Marathon since 2010 and various NCAA Championships. For more information, visit www.sfsportsauthority.org.
Sanford Children’s Miracle Network
Sanford Children’s Hospital, the region’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, joined Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in 1986, making it the exclusive Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in eastern South Dakota, southwest Minnesota, northwest Iowa and Northern Nebraska. 100% of funds raised here stay here to help kids in the region.