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Prairie Fire Wichita Marathon
Date May 1, 2016 (Sunday)
Races Marathon, Half Marathon, 5 K, 1 Mile
Marathon USATF Certified,  Boston Qualifier
Location Downtown Wichita
Wichita, Kansas
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 Details The Prairie Fire Wichita Marathon will be USATF Certified and a Boston Marathon Qualifier.

The Prairie Fire Wichita Marathon is electronically timed.
Full Marathon participants must be at least 16 years old on race day.
Walkers are welcome in all Prairie Fire Marathon events and we do suggest they use the early start.

All marathon participants will receive a participant bag and Official Prairie Fire Wichita Marathon Shirt. All finishers will receive a Technical Finisher's Shirt and Medal.

Event Start Location
In front of the downtown Hyatt Regency Wichita.

Course Description
The Prairie Fire Wichita Marathon promises runners a new and exciting course taking runners through the Heart of Wichita while displaying Wichita’s exciting new entertainment district as well as the beauty of some of the nicest residential areas the city has to offer. Run through Old Cow Town, along the Arkansas River as well as Wichita landmarks.

The Prairie Fire Wichita Marathon with be electronically timed to ensure that everyone receives an accurate time. Open Men's and Women's top three awards will be based on gun time (the order in which the athletes cross the finish line). Age group awards will be based on timing system time (the actual time elapsed between an athlete reaching the starting line and finish line).

An athlete may win multiple awards in the overall, masters and in the athlete's age group.

Awards will be presented in the Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K and Youth marathon

Based on Gun Time
Open Male, Open Female,
Open Wheelchair Male, Open Wheelchair Female

Based on Electronic Time
Age Group Awards (Male and Female):
16-19, 20-24,25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49,50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

Based on Electronic Time and Age Graded
Overall Masters Male, Overall Masters Female
Clydesdale Awards: Men: 190-209, 210-229, 230+ Women: 150-169, 170+
Filly Awards: 145+

Packet Pickup / Expo
Prairie Fire Fit For LifExpo
Century II Exhibition Hall
October 12, 2013
9:00am - 5:00pm

Post Race Activities
Awards Ceremony, Live Music, Free Beer for Racers, Food Tents, and Good Times!

October in South central Kansas usually offers ideal weather for a marathon.

The average morning temperatures hover near 50 F with afternoons reaching toward 70 F.

* Average Low/High: 47/70
* Record Low/High: 18/95
* 10/10/09 temp: 34/52
* 10/10/08 temp: 54/81
* 10/10/07 temp: 53/78

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 Results for the Prairie Fire Wichita Marathon 
Year: 2012     Participation      
    Total finishers: 723      
 Winner Race Division  Winning Time  Pace Speed
 Mario Macias   Marathon Men 2:23:28 5:29  10.96 mph 
 Megan avorka   Marathon Women 2:59:24 6:51  8.76 mph 
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