Definitely the World's Best Volunteers!
There's no doubt in our minds that the Prairie Fire Race Series has the best volunteers. Did you volunteer as a 2013 Fire Starter? Dowload and display your Prairie Fire pride with our official Fire Starter certificate.
Show your Fire Starter pride on Facebook and Twitter too. Use hashtag: #CatchTheFire
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Prairie Fire Race Series Spring & Fall Registrations are Now Open!
The Prairie Fire Marathon Race Series is excited to announce that registration is now open for both the spring and fall races for 2014
"We have worked hard to give our runners a unique and fun running experience." said Bob Hanson, Race Director. The 2014 series will feature our Second Annual Spring Half Marathon, 5K, Fun Run/Walk and Sparky's Kids Mile.
The fall will be our 5th Annual Prairie Fire Marthon, Half Marathon, Mayor's 5K Challenge, Fun Run/Walk and Youth Marathon.
Hanson also stated, "We are very proud that after the 2013 Fall Marathon we were able to present a gift of $7,500 to the Via Christi Burn Center in honor of all our runners, volunteers and sponsors, as well as $8,500 to other charitable organizations and entities. All in all we have given over $62,000 to charity since we started the Prairie Fire Marathon in 2010.
Spring Race Registration Fee Schedule (2014)
|Event||Nov. 1 - Jan. 31||Feb. 1 - March 31||April 1 –May 1||Expo|
|Sparky’s Kids Mile||$10.00||$10.00||$10.00||$10.00|
Fall Race Registration Fee Schedule (2014)
|Event||Jan. 1 - Mar. 31||Apr. 1 - May 31||Jun. 1 - Aug. 31||Sept. 1 - Oct. 9||Expo|
|Youth Marathon||$15.00||$15.00||$15.00||$15.00 (until Oct 1)||N/A|
Half Crazed Runner Enjoys Wichita
An Excerpt From: http://halfcrazedrunner.blogspot.com/
State #17: Kansas
There are no direct flights from Newark, NJ to Wichita, Kansas. So,
Side-kick and I flew into Dallas/Ft. Worth, and then on to Wichita, Kansas. I wanted to run in Kansas in honor of my daughter's performance as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz this past year.
Girlfriend is at college in Boston, and couldn't come, but she really wanted to. On the other hand, Mini-man wanted to be "mature" and stay home by himself. He proved he could do it - my home wasn't trashed by drunken teenagers! So proud, Dude! There's no place like home!
Anyway, after we landed in Kansas, we made our way to the baggage claim. I usually always check my bag. I think it's ridiculous how people try to jam their luggage in the overhead compartments. I think it's even more ridiculous how panicky and bent out of shape they get when the stewardess says, "I'm sorry, we are going to have to check that below."
|We Will Never Forget!|
|The eagle is spreading its wings above one of the steel beams form the WTC|
I got very choked up. I took some photos and texted them to my kids, saying, "See, I was meant to do this! To run a half in every state!" This goal is so very important to me. It's my way of saying that they didn't crush us. They killed my husband, but they cannot and will not keep his family down - not in New Jersey, New York, or any of the other 48 states!
Thank You 2013 Fall Prairie Fire Race Series Runners!
2013 Preliminary Results
Mario Macias, Manitou Springs, CO
Katie Kramer, Oklahoma City, OK
Javier Ceja, Wichita, KS
1:06:51 State Record
Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton, Santa Fe, NM
1:14:35 State Record
Marcus Bailon, Wichita, KS
Boglarka Davies, Reading, KS