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5K

Start/Finish

The 5K will begin at 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.

Amenities

  • 2014 Event T-shirt
  • IPICO Chip Timing
  • 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 2014 Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds.

Aid Stations

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.

Medical and Emergency Plan

Medical and Emergency Plan

Awards

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:

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

Athletes are eligible to win awards in multiple categories (excluding the overall male and female winners of each event).

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

Registration

If you would like to switch events, please contact us at register@kcmarathon.org before online registration closes on Sunday, October 12. After this date, participants will still be able to switch events, but the process will have to be completed at Late Registration and Packet Pickup during the Health & Fitness Expo.

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.

FAQ

Can I push strollers, wear headphones, or bring my dog?
Jogging strollers (no walking) will be allowed in the Half and 5K.  For instance and safety purposes, we do not allow headphones, earbuds, iPods, radios, other hearing devices or animals on the course.  Elite runners and prize winners are not allowed to wear them according to USAT&F rules.  Animals are not allowed on the course unless they are assisting visually impaired participants.

For more information, please visit our FAQs section

Course Map

TBD

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 are mostly flat to make it easy for people to settle into a good rhythm.  Then, everyone will have to pace themselves up a gradual uphill followed by a fast finish with a long gradual downhill. Compared to many of our area courses, this will be one of the fastest and definitely among the most scenic.

It starts just north of Crown Center on Grand and heads north for ½ mile to 18th Street into the Crossroads district.  Turn right on 18th Street where you’ll enjoy a flat out and back section to the turnaround point under the 71 Highway bridge.  Turn right on Oak where you’ll need to negotiate your way up a long gradual hill to 11th St. while passing by the Kansas City Star building and Sprint Center.  From there, the fun begins as you’ll turn left on 11th and left on Grand where you’ll have a straight shot via a long gradual downhill back to where you started.  Along the way, you’ll pass through the KC Power & Light District.  Once you make it to 20th Sreet, you’ll have a 3/10 mile straightway that begins with a short climb over the bridge before a flat finish back to Crown Center.  With just a few turns and long stretches of straight roads, it’ll be easy to settle into a good rhythm.

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