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The 5K will begin at approximately 7:30 A.M. after all Full, Half and Relay runners have crossed the Start Line.

Start location is at 22nd & Grand, across from Crown Center.

Note to runners: Please line up in the 5K group after the Half, Full and Relay runners. There will be signage to assist in lining up runners at the Start line.


  • 2015 Event T-shirt
    • NOTE: Shirts will be ordered in a unisex style.  Please select the appropriate size during online registration.
  • Timing Amenities
  • Heat Sheets
  • Free Food & Beverages at the Finish Line Festival
  • Free Massages at the Finish line
  • A Virtual Race Bag with many great deals and coupons

Click here to register for the 2015 Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds.

Click here to confirm your registration.

Click here to edit your registration.

Aid Stations

One Aid Station will be located at Mile 2.

All Aid Stations will have water, Gatorade, and a medical kit.

No oral medication will be available on the course.  Aid Stations will not be equipped with Tylenol, Advil, allergy medicine, etc.


Overall Winner male and female runner – $100 each

Special prizes will be given to the top 3 finishers in each of the following age groups for both male and female categories:

17 & Under, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & Over

All cash prizes are for overall winners and not by age category.


Click here to register for the 2015 Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds.

In order to protect our participants and insure a safe event, each individual participating in this event must be officially registered under his or her own name with accurate  personal information.  Failure to do so will void the registration and prohibit participation.  Registration entries and race numbers cannot be transferred to another person under any circumstances or used by registrant in subsequent years.  Registration fees are non-refundable in all cases regardless of inability to participate or event cancellation.  The race director reserves the right to cancel the event because of weather, natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstances which pose a significant danger to the participants.


For more information, please visit our FAQs section.

Course Map

Click here for the 5K Course and elevation chart.

Course Description

The 5K course will be very fast while also taking in a nice tour of downtown.  This will be a tale of 2 halves as the first 1.5 miles includes a gradual uphill climb while the second half of the course is mostly flat. Compared to many of our area courses, this will be one of the fastest and definitely among the most scenic.

The start is at 22nd on Grand, near Crown Center. It heads north to 13th St. to provide a gradual downhill followed by a long, gentle uphill. Check out the Sprint Center and Power & Light District. Turn right on 13th St. just past the College Basketball Experience followed by a right on Oak and enjoy a long gradual downhill, passing by the Kansas City Star. Turn left onto 18th Street where you’ll enjoy a flat out and back section to the turnaround point just past the 71 Highway bridge. Turn left on Grand to navigate a final small gradual hill over a bridge to the finish line. With just a few turns and long stretches of straight roads, it’ll be easy to settle into a good rhythm.