Category: KC Marathon Blog

Supporting KC Marathon Participants: One Cheer at a Time

I am a runner and a race spectator. I ran my first marathon in 2005; the Go! St. Louis Marathon.  I had never run a marathon before and didn’t know what I was doing at all. I trained too much, ran in the wrong shoes, never wore anything moisture wicking, and didn’t fuel properly. I […]

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A Little Help from My Fellow Participants

My name is Karen Beacom.  I recently ran my first full marathon on October 18, 2014 at the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds.  I was so very impressed with the city itself and the electric feeling of being a marathon participant. I ran my first half marathon at the IMT Des […]

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Supporting KC Marathon Participants: One Cheer at a time

I am a runner and a race spectator. I ran my first marathon in 2005; the Go! St. Louis Marathon.  I had never run a marathon before and didn’t know what I was doing at all. I trained too much, ran in the wrong shoes, never wore anything moisture wicking, and didn’t fuel properly. I […]

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A little help from my fellow participants

My name is Karen Beacom.  I recently ran my first full marathon on October 18, 2014 at the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds.  I was so very impressed with the city itself and the electric feeling of being a marathon participant. I ran my first half marathon at the IMT Des […]

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Both sides of the race

I’ve been a runner since 2000. Not very long, but when you have an older sister who has been a runner since middle school, you eventually catch the bug. So at 34, I became a runner. Not a fast runner, but a runner. Once I experienced how great I felt after running, I decided to […]

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Online friends will meet for 1st time at marathon

The Team Relay event of the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds consists of many different teams. A team could consist of sisters, brothers, cousins, co-workers, running buddies or neighbors. This year, one team will consist of five women who have been friends for almost four years. But what sets them apart […]

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Woman deals with heart defect while running

Kim Jarrett is a runner. A runner who has finished about 20 5Ks, three 10Ks and three half marathons. But this Lee’s Summit woman isn’t your typical runner. Jarrett has SVT, a heart rhythm issue that is common in women. In 2010, after completing a handful of 5K races, she realized her heart rate was […]

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Guinness World Record Marathon Knitter returns in 2014

In 2013, David Babcock broke the Guinness World Record for the longest scarf knitted while running a marathon. That’s right, Babcock ran the full 26.2 miles of the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with knitting needles and 6 balls of yarn. He replaced Susie Hewer, from England, as the record holder. At the 2008 […]

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Oak Grove police officer raises funds for fallen officers and their families while running in full uniform at the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds

A Police officer encompasses strength, safety, pride and duty – but what if it could embody something more, like representing fallen officers and their families?  A nine-year veteran on the Oak Grove Police Department, Detective Keegan Hughes does just that. Hughes shows support to fallen officers and their families by participating in running events in […]

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KC Man to run eight marathons in eight weeks

For most, running a marathon is a pastime or a personal goal they hope to reach.  But for a select few, running a 26.2-mile course is a way to also bring attention to great causes or a way to do the unexpected.  Brian Cole will be looking to do both. With the Waddell & Reed […]

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