The Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization. We’re proud of our Prairie Fire Marathon Wichita race series and are excited to see the event grow each year. Additionally, we are doing our best to create the best race experience possible for our participants.
With our success we have been able to bring a lot to the City of Wichita. The event has brought neighbors, family, and friends together in a way that wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for our event. We have generated revenue for our local businesses, have given back to our local charities, and look forward to continuing to do so for our great city!
We appreciate each person who either runs, jogs, walks, or donates their time to volunteer for our races. With the help of the City of Wichita and the amazing people who live here, we have the ability to showcase our city and hospitality to thousands of runners from across the country. We invite everyone to come experience our growing event.
Wear Blue: Run to Remember
Wear Blue: Run to Remember was founded in 2009 after CEO, Lisa Hallett, lost her husband, Captain John Hallett, in Afghanistan. Lisa turned to running as she worked through her grief and while raising her three children, all under the age of five. Wear Blue stands on three pillars for the fallen, for the fighting, and for the families.
Prairie Fire Marathon race series is proud to partner with Wear Blue, a national nonprofit running community that honors the service and sacrifice of our American military. During the Full and Half marathon races, runners will experience a moving, emotional, and living tribute for over 75 fallen service men and women.
The Wear Blue mile is broken into two phases. Phase One pays tribute through posters that are submitted by family, friends, and comrades in arms. Phase Two is made up of 125 volunteers holding full size American flags, cheering on runners as they continue through the race course.