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Prairie Fire Marathon

Wichita's Premier Marathon Series

In 2010, the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission took ownership of the Prairie Fire Marathon, which had previously been known as the Wichita Marathon.

In 2010, the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission took ownership of the Prairie Fire Marathon (previously known as the Wichita Marathon). For the first time, not only was a full marathon race offered, but also a half marathon, 5K, youth marathon, and one-mile walk.

In 2013, we expanded into the Spring running season offering our Half Marathon, 5K, Sparky’s Kids Mile, and a Fun Run/Walk. Both the Spring and Fall events make up the Prairie Fire Race Series.

Since the inaugural Prairie Fire race in 2010, the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission has contributed over $155,000 to other local charities and organizations.

Since the inaugural Prairie Fire race in 2010, the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission has contributed over $155,000 to other local charities and organizations. Over the course of a decade, more than 48,000 runners have participated in our races. Many have traveled to Wichita from all 50 states and 15 foreign countries. 

Prairie Fire Marathon is now the premier urban Wichita, Kansas marathon. Kansas runners can count on flat, fast, Boston qualifying courses each year with our Spring and Fall races. Register for a race to see for yourself!

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