Weather forecasts will be monitored prior to the event, especially for the possibility of heavy rain, lightning, high winds and extreme temperatures. Announcements will be made at the start/finish line and posted on the Prairie Fire Marathon website so runners can properly prepare for severe weather during the race.
The Race Director will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action will be taken to modify the race. Possible changes include altering the start time and possibly canceling the event. Visible lightning will cause the race to be postponed for a minimum of 15 minutes. Additional sightings will continue to delay the race in 15 minute increments.
The temperature typically varies from 54°F to 71°F and is rarely below 43°F or above 83°F.
- The coolest hours of the day are from 2am to 9am with the coldest at 7am, at which time the temperature is below 59°F three days out of four.
- The warmest hours of the day are from 1pm to 8pm with the hottest at 4pm, at which time the temperature is above 64°F three days out of four.