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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.


  • 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

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.

Medical and Emergency Plan

Medical and Emergency Plan


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.


If you would like to switch events, please contact us at 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.


Can I wear headphones, bring my dog, or push a stroller?

For insurance and safety purposes, we do not allow headphones, earbuds, iPods, radios, other hearing-obstructive 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.

Strollers of any kind are not allowed in any of the events for the race. With the increased numbers of participants and the revised course, the safety of all participants is a priority therefore, strollers are not allowed.

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.