Whether you are a serious runner or a runner looking for serious fun, Wichita’s Prairie Fire Marathon Series is for you!
Wichita is known for bringing runners from around the nation to this premier Midwestern race series. And, with more than 1,000 restaurants, 33 museums, 22 attractions, 22 live theaters, 17 festivals and eight shopping districts, Wichita offers more than just a great race. Get the most from your race in Wichita, a Top 10 Best Value City (Kiplinger's), a Most Affordable City in the U.S. (NBC's "Today" Show) and a Top 10 Surprising Food City (Livability.com).
Bringing your family?
Enjoy the adult 5k, Sparky’s Kids 1 mile, or the Fun Run. Off the race route, enjoy indoor go-carts and rock climbing as well as hands-on fun at museums and attractions. Keep the kids busy with laser tag and mini golf or get ice cream made with liquid nitrogen! Wichita is the place to create your family memories after the race.
Serious about running?
The Prairie Fire full marathon is a Boston Marathon Qualifier; both the half and full marathons follow a fast, flat route through the heart of Wichita. Runners will see peaceful, historical residential areas as well as the hopping Old Town District, Museums on the River and the Central Business District during this fantastic route. All Prairie Fire marathons are USATF Certified. Set your sights on completing the Back 2 Back Challenge and you will earn the Medal Trifecta! Just complete the ½ or 5k in the spring as well as the half or full in the fall, and become a part of this elite group.
You can race anywhere, but participating in the Prairie Fire Marathon Series means one of the best courses in the Midwest, unbeatable hospitality and fun for all ages. See you in Wichita!