Wichita’s newest marathon puts runners on a path through history along the original Chisholm Trail.
Spurred by an avid runner and a desire to foster a premier regional sporting event to magnify the culture of Wichita, the first annual running of Chisholm Trail Marathon through downtown Wichita is set to be flat, fast and historic. It is, after all, named in honor of the Chisholm Trail – an essential hub for cattle drives in the late 1860s.
The Chisholm Trail Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier, radical USATF and RRCA certified course. The start and finish of this 13.1-mile double loop runs through historical Delano District where the Chisholm Trail was established in 1878. The course has only twelve turns and will take runners through the corridor of downtown Wichita, the same avenue cowboys once roamed.
For those in training or not interested in a full marathon, the Chisholm Trail Half Marathon provides the perfect alternative. The 13.1-mile course has six turns and will offer a flat, fast route, culminating in a downhill kick toward the finish.
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