We’re happy to provide answers to any of your questions about the Prairie Fire Race Series! If you don’t see your question answered below, please contact us online.
Where do I park on race day?
For this information please visit www.parkdowntown.org. You may also view the detailed parking map for Spring or Fall events under Runner Information.
How do I register for the Prairie Fire Wichita Fall Races?
All participants must register online, or in person at packet pickup only. Visit Fall Prairie Fire Marathon (runsignup.com) to register
When is the last day to register for the Prairie Fire Fall Races?
Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. on October 7th, 2023. If you don’t register online, you can register for all of our races at packet pickup on October 7th at WAVE from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where do I pick up my packet?
Prairie Fire Fall Expo
WAVE – 650 E 2nd N, Wichita, KS
Saturday, October 7th, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Prairie Fire Spring Expo
Saturday, May 6th, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Can you mail my packet to me?
No. All packets must be picked up at the Expo at the Wave on October 7th between 9 am and 4 pm for the FALL Race.
SPRING Packets must be picked up at the Expo at the TBD location on May 6th between 9 am and 5 pm.
Can I pick up my packet on race day?
No. Packets must be picked up at the Expo on Saturday, October 7th for the FALL Race. Between 9 am and 4 pm. There is no race day packet pickup.
For SPRING Races, packets must be picked up at the Expo on Saturday, May 6th. Between 9 am and 5 pm
Can a friend pick up my packet for me?
Yes. Participants unable to get to packet pickup may have someone else pick up their packet for them. Their representative must show a copy of a photo ID and a signed note with confirmation signed by the registrant to pick up the packet and premiums.
Can I change races?
Yes, you can change races online via the original outlet that you used to register (PFM RunSignUp or Active.com). This can be done by contacting the Race Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Changes can also be made at the expo the day before the race. There is a $10 fee for changing races.
I am injured. Can I get a refund?
Sorry, but we do not give refunds or transfers. Participants unable to participate may pick up their runner packet and turn in their timing chip. They can also have someone else pick up their packet for them. Their representative must show a copy of a photo ID and a signed note with confirmation signed by the registrant to pick up the packet and premiums.
What is the age limit for the races?
Participants must be 12 years of age to run in the Half Marathon. They must be 16 years of age to run the Back to Back (B2B) challenge. For the Family 5K, any age may participate, but only those registered will receive a shirt/medal.
Where is my chip located?
We will be using a chip timing system for both the start and finish of the race. Your race number is also your “chip” for timing. Race numbers must be worn on the front of your shirt or shorts for easy viewing. Do not cut or fold your number in any way. Race numbers are non-transferable and may only be worn by the person to whom it was assigned.
IMPORTANT: Please take the time to write out emergency contact information, medical conditions and any allergies on the back of your race number for medical personnel should you need assistance on the course.
What happens if I leave my number in my hotel room on race day?
In the event that you forget to bring your number on race day and do not have time before the start of the race to retrieve it, please visit the information tent by the start line and see a race official.
Can we keep our race bib?
Yes, you will be able to keep your BibTag number after the race.
Will sports drinks be available at the hydration stations?
Yes. Water and Gatorade will be available at hydration stations throughout the course.
Are strollers allowed in the races?
How long is the course open?
FOR the FALL Race, the course shuts down at 2:30 pm – If the marathoner is not to the split by 10:50 am, they will be directed to the Half Marathon Finish
FOR the SPRING Race, the course shuts down at 11:30 a.m. If runners choose to continue after 11:30 a.m. they do so at their own risk. After 11:30 a.m. you will be asked to move from the streets to the sidewalks and obey all traffic signals along the course.
Can we create team shirts, signs and fun costumes for race day?
Yes. We highly encourage teams to have as much fun as possible and encourage social interaction to show your Prairie Fire spirit!