This is Kansas City’s largest and most exciting annual race and it gives runners a tour of Kansas City’s most beautiful landmarks and cool neighborhoods, including the WWI Memorial, the Sprint Center, City Hall, the Country Club Plaza, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Brookside, Westport, the 18th & Vine Jazz District and more…
-Fireworks to kick off the race and a huge after party with live music, free food and local beer!
-More than 15 bands along the course provide a great atmosphere, and runners normally enjoy great fall weather.
-A new 10K distance option has been added for 2017, as well as a new charity component.
-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 and free massages at the Finish Line Festival.