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Elite Runners

The Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds love the competition and enthusiasm Elite Athletes bring to running events!

To be considered for Elite Status, athletes must have met the applicable qualifying time, for the event which you plan to enter, within the past 12 months:

Race                            Men     Women

Marathon                      2:30     3:00

Half-Marathon               1:10     1:24

Qualification does not automatically guarantee athletes for elite status. Athletes who are interested in having Elite Status for the 2015 Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds are asked to contact Stephanie Lankford at  With your request, please provide the following information:

- “Elite Athlete Information” in the subject line
- Name
- Age
- Citizenship
- Current address
- Contact phone number
- Race seeking entry into (full marathon, half marathon, etc.)
- Race times (including the name and date of the race)
- Sponsor(s)/Club(s)

Elite runners who are interested in competing in the 2015 Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds are asked to submit requests prior to August 28, 2015.

Elite entries include a complimentary entry into the marathon race on October 17, 2015. A limited number of complimentary entries will be available to elite athletes.

NOTE: All athletes with winnings over $600 must complete tax form W-9 or 8BEN before winnings are released.  If a winner is NOT a citizen of the US, and the winner is from a country that does NOT have a tax treaty with the US, proper US tax regulations will be followed.

Please send your information and questions to