2016 Participation Award Winner:
2016 Overall Participation Award Winner: Kensler Elementary School
Important Information Regarding Youth Marathon Registration
All students participating in the youth marathon program will complete a Mileage Tracker that will be kept by their teacher at their respective school. The Mileage Tracker will keep track of each mile the student runs prior to the event on October 8, 2017. Each student will log either 12.1 miles or 25.1 miles on his or her Mileage Tracker sheet by having a teacher sign off for each mile completed. On the day of the event, each student will run the final one mile on a closed and safe course that will take them through the streets of Wichita. “Friends of Prairie Fire” will run with the kids to help ensure safety at all times. The race is a wonderful sight to see and all of the kids love to be able to tell people they ran a marathon while showing off their finisher’s medal.
All participants must register! We recommend that you register online but we will accept mail-in registrations.
Online Registration ends on Oct. 2nd at Midnight Central Standard Time:
- Register Online
- Download Registration Form
- Register on Active.com
- Youth Marathon Mileage Tracker
- Youth Marathon Course
- Prairie Fire Race Series Youth Marathon T-shirt
- Prairie Fire Race Series Youth Marathon Finisher Medal.
All Youth Marathon participants must pick up their runners bag, which contains their bib number and other information at the Fit for Life Expo the day before the race. The Fit for Life Expo will be held at Century II Exhibition Hall on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
We will accept parent or guardian signatures on the mileage tracker from home-schooled students, students from private schools, or from parents where the school did not participate.
Deadlines for Youth Marathon Registration and Runner’s Log
All youth marathon registrations and mileage trackers must be turned in to the Wichita Sports Commission by Wednesday, September 27th, 2017.
Race Day Information
The start line will be located just NORTH of the Wichita Boathouse. Please check in at the GoRun Check-in Tent in the Boathouse parking lot 30 minutes prior to the race. The race will begin at 11:00 a.m. The kids will then finish at the main finish line. Parents please be there to cheer on and meet your runners.
Please inform your child prior to the race to stay to the right as they turn to finish so they are not in the way of the finishing marathon runners. Informing your child prior to the race will help reduce confusion, prevent any injuries and help things run smoothly on race day.
Support Our Youth
We encourage teachers and parents to participate with the children!
The Prairie Fire Marathon Races Series does not offer refunds or transfers for any reason.