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Searching For 2017 Local Joes

Currently Accepting Applications for 2017 Local Joes

The Local Joes program is sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports Wichita
Application deadline Sunday, March 5, 2017

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Achieving Goals

As you enter into the New Year wanting to achieve that goal you set for running and getting in great shape, look no further than
the Local Joes. Whether you are a novice or experienced runner, the Prairie Fire Local Joes program might just be the key to help
you attain that goal! Please review the amenities and requirements for participating as a Local Joe.

Rewards For Being A Local Joe

If selected to be a Local Joe, you will receive:

  • Free "Start2Finish Training" provided by Fleet Feet Sports
  • A complimentary Prairie Fire Race Series entry for 2017
  • A free pair of running shoes provided by Fleet Feet Sports
  • Two Local Joes participant shirts
  • Opportunity for great bonding and support with fellow Local Joes

Requirements to be Accepted

What we need from our Local Joes:

  • Agree to volunteer at the Spring Prairie Fire Expo on Saturday, May 6th
  • Agree to volunteer or run/walk the 5K at the Prairie Fire Spring race on Sunday, May 7th
  • Attend 75% of all scheduled Start2Finish Training Sessions
  • Share your experience on social media. We will even help you get set up and show you how to share your thoughts!
  • Volunteer at the Fit for Life Expo on Saturday, October 7th
  • Run one of the Fall Prairie Fire Races on Sunday, October 8th

Apply to become a 2017 Local Joe



Spring Half Marathon Theme Revealed

This year's Prairie Fire Spring Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, May 7, 2017. May 7 also happens
to be 
National Tourism Day. To commemorate Wichita as the "Air Capital of the World," we have selected
an aircraft theme for this year's half marathon. We hope you enjoy "Pilot Sparky" this Spring! 


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2017 Registration - Sign Up Now!

Enjoy the great amenities of the PFM Series! Marathon is Boston Qualifier!



 2016 Fall Prairie Fire Results

We hope everyone enjoyed running the streets of Wichita!  Your preliminary race results are below!

2016 Prairie Fire Marathon       Marathon with Splits
2016 Prairie Fire Half Marathon   Half Marathon with Splits
2016 Mayor's 5K


We would like to send a special congratulations to our race champions! 

   Prairie Fire Marathon       Prairie Fire Half Marathon  Mayor's 5K
Robert Gititu Hillary Too Asher Fusco
Morristown, NJ Morristown, NJ Long Island City, NY
2:24:46 1:03:28 15:51
Svetlana Pretot Tonya Nero Cindy Blakeley-Camero
Morristown, NJ Wichita, KS Westwood, KS
2:50:34 1:17:37 19:43



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Pasta Dinner

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Join us on Saturday night October 8th for fellowship and carb loading at the annual pasta dinner at the Hyatt Regency Wichita.

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