Inaugural Muddy River Marathon held in Cape

The first Muddy River Marathon race was held Saturday, May 1, 2021, in Cape Girardeau. Races included a full marathon, half marathon, competitive team and half marathon relay. The course highlighted many landmarks in Cape Girardeau, including the Bill Emerson Bridge, Common Pleas Courthouse, Dalhousie Golf Course, Old St. Vincentís Church, and more, as well as finishing along the Missouri Wall of Fame Mural. Some of the proceeds from the race went to the Community Partnership of Southeast Missouri. The mission of the Community Partnership of Southeast Missouri is to maximize resources to develop and deliver a wide range of services that improve the lives of individuals, children and families, and to build strong neighborhoods and communities.