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Prairie Fire Race Series - 2021 Fall Marathon

7:30am Start, October 10, 2021 | Downtown Wichita

Qualify for the Boston Marathon with the Prairie Fire Marathon or run a half marathon or 5K on October 10! Run through the heart of Wichita and enjoy fast courses and beautiful views. The Prairie Fire Race Series is committed to promoting health, wellness and fellowship among runners, joggers, and strollers from all walks of life. Be sure to check out the Prairie Fire half marathon and 5K in the spring - sign up for both with the Back2Back challenge!

Marathon

7:30am Start
The Prairie Fire Marathon is a USATF Certified Race (KS19019TJD) and a Boston Marathon Qualifier with a double loop course design that promises a fast and exciting course taking runners through the heart of Wichita. Runners begin in the Old Town district, run along the Douglas Design District, and pass through the lively College Hill area. After turning around, runners head through Downtown Wichita before taking in the views along the Arkansas River and the historic Riverside Park area. This course is shared with the Prairie Fire Half Marathon.

Half Marathon

7:30am Start
The Prairie Fire Half Marathon is a USATF Certified Race (KS19019TJD) with a double loop course design that promises a fast and exciting course taking runners through the heart of Wichita. While on the course, runners will begin in the Old Town district, run along the Douglas Design District, and pass through the lively College Hill area. Runners will then head through Downtown before taking in the views along the Arkansas River and the historic Riverside Park area. The course is shared with the Prairie Fire Marathon.

Fall 5K

8:00am Start
The 5K is a USATF Certified Race (KS19017TJD) is a keyhole design (out, loop and back).  Runners begin in Downtown Wichita and head towards historic Riverside Park. A simple out and back course design, this route has been a hit with experienced and novice runners.

Family 5K

8:00am Start
A perfect option for a child and parent, a small family, a couple, a group of BFFs, or any combination of “family”. Participants will run our excellent 5K course, receive a race shirt, and a shiny finisher’s medal after crossing the line. All levels are encouraged to participate. Run, jog, or walk your way to our spectacular finisher’s party and celebrate with us on race day. We hope to see many new faces in October! Afterall, running is a “family affair”

Back 2 Back (B2B)

Participants MUST complete running in the 5K or Half Marathon events in the Spring to register for the 5K, Half, or Full B2B in the Fall. Participants must complete the Spring & Fall races to be eligible for commemorative items. Registration alone will not release race amenities.

NOTE: Please read policies before registering. After registering, please read Runner Information and Packet Pickup location.

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    October 10, 2021

  • 2021-10-10 2021-10-10 07:30:00 Prairie Fire Race Series - 2021 Fall Marathon <p>Qualify for the Boston Marathon with the <strong><a title="More info on the Prairie Fire Race Series" href="https://www.visitwichita.com/events/annual-events/prairie-fire-marathon/">Prairie Fire Marathon</a></strong> or run a half marathon or 5K on October 10! Run through the heart of Wichita and enjoy fast courses and beautiful views. The Prairie Fire Race Series is committed to promoting health, wellness and fellowship among runners, joggers, and strollers from all walks of life. Be sure to check out the <a title="Prairie Fire Race Series - 2021 Spring Half Marathon" href="https://www.visitwichita.com/event/prairie-fire-race-series-2021-spring-half-marathon/32952/"><strong>Prairie Fire half marathon and 5K in the spring</strong></a> - sign up for both with the Back2Back challenge!</p> <h2>Marathon</h2> <p><strong>7:30am Start<br /></strong>The Prairie Fire Marathon is a USATF Certified Race (KS19019TJD) and a Boston Marathon Qualifier with a double loop course design that promises a fast and exciting course taking runners through the heart of Wichita. Runners begin in the Old Town district, run along the Douglas Design District, and pass through the lively College Hill area. After turning around, runners head through Downtown Wichita before taking in the views along the Arkansas River and the historic Riverside Park area. This course is shared with the Prairie Fire Half Marathon.</p> <h2>Half Marathon</h2> <p><strong>7:30am Start<br /></strong>The Prairie Fire Half Marathon is a USATF Certified Race (KS19019TJD) with a double loop course design that promises a fast and exciting course taking runners through the heart of Wichita. While on the course, runners will begin in the Old Town district, run along the Douglas Design District, and pass through the lively College Hill area. Runners will then head through Downtown before taking in the views along the Arkansas River and the historic Riverside Park area. The course is shared with the Prairie Fire Marathon.</p> <h2>Fall 5K</h2> <p><strong>8:00am Start<br /></strong>The 5K is a USATF Certified Race (KS19017TJD) is a keyhole design (out, loop and back).  Runners begin in Downtown Wichita and head towards historic Riverside Park. A simple out and back course design, this route has been a hit with experienced and novice runners.</p> <h2>Family 5K</h2> <p><strong>8:00am Start</strong><br />A perfect option for a child and parent, a small family, a couple, a group of BFFs, or any combination of “family”. Participants will run our excellent 5K course, receive a race shirt, and a shiny finisher’s medal after crossing the line. All levels are encouraged to participate. Run, jog, or walk your way to our spectacular finisher’s party and celebrate with us on race day. We hope to see many new faces in October! Afterall, running is a “family affair”</p> <h2>Back 2 Back (B2B)</h2> <p>Participants MUST complete running in the 5K or Half Marathon events in the Spring to register for the 5K, Half, or Full B2B in the Fall. Participants must complete the Spring &amp; Fall races to be eligible for commemorative items. Registration alone will not release race amenities.</p> <p><strong>NOTE:</strong> Please read <a title="Prairie Fire Race Series Policies" href="https://wichitasports.com/prairie-fire-marathon/fall-races/#policies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>policies</strong></a> before registering. After registering, please read <a title="Runner Info" href="https://wichitasports.com/prairie-fire-marathon/fall-races/runner-information/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Runner Information and Packet Pickup location</strong></a>.</p> <p>Find more <a title="Wichita’s Fall Festival Season Brings Food, Drink and Fun" href="https://www.visitwichita.com/blog/post/upcoming-fall-festivals-in-wichita/"><strong>annual events and festivals in Wichita</strong></a> happening this fall!</p> Wichita, KS America/Chicago
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