Race Information

Kansas City Marathon


October 21, 2017

7 a.m. – Full marathon, half marathon & 10K start
7:30 a.m. – 5K start

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The Kansas City Marathon has been selected for TripAdvisor’s 50 US Road Races to Attempt in Your Lifetime.

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Why should you run the Kansas City Marathon?
There are so many great reasons including:

  • 2016_KC_Marathon_2Women249x250This is Kansas City’s largest and most exciting annual race event and it gives runners a tour of Kansas City’s most beautiful landmarks and cool neighborhoods, including the National World War I Museum & Memorial, the Country Club Plaza, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Brookside, Westport, 18th & Vine and more…
  • Fireworks to kick off the race and a huge after party with free food and local beer!
  • New 10K distance option added for 2017.
  • Runners can ring the Garmin Celebration Gong to celebrate their new PR, their first time finishing a race, qualifying for Boston, or their first time running in the Kansas City Marathon!
  • All runners will receive a Kansas City Marathon participant shirt, a finisher’s medal, FREE downloadable race photos, FREE food, FREE beer, and FREE massages at the Finish Line Festival.
  • Still not sure you want to run the 2017 Kansas City Marathon? Check out this awesome recap video of 2016’s race!

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