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Prairie Fire Race Series Awarded 2017 Kansas State Championships

The Prairie Fire Race Series has formally been awarded the 2017 Road Runners Club of America Kansas State Championships. This distinguished designation is only awarded to races who meet a very specific set of criteria. For more information on this designation, click HERE.

The Prairie Fire Spring Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, May 7. Click here to register.

The Prairie Fire Marathon takes place on Sunday, October 8. Click here to register. 


Credit Union of America Signs on as Marathon Sponsor

The Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission is pleased to announce that Credit Union of America has signed on as a naming rights partner for the 2017 full marathon. The course maps and course mile markers will all be provided by Credit Union of America. We are very grateful for their sponsorship and couldn't make this race possible without organizations like theirs. 

Credit Union of America 2017 Full Marathon Course Map

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2017 Local Joes

Applications for 2017 Local Joes are being reviewed 
The Local Joes program is sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports Wichita
Application deadline Sunday, March 5, 2017

Local Joes' Selectees will be notified once applications have been reviewed

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As you enter into the New Year wanting to achieve that goal you set for running and getting in great shape, look no further than
the Local Joes. Whether you are a novice or experienced runner, the Prairie Fire Local Joes program might just be the key to help
you attain that goal! Please review the amenities and requirements for participating as a Local Joe.

Rewards For Being A Local Joe

If selected to be a Local Joe, you will receive:

  • Free "Start2Finish Training" provided by Fleet Feet Sports
  • A complimentary Prairie Fire Race Series entry for 2017
  • A free pair of running shoes provided by Fleet Feet Sports
  • Two Local Joes participant shirts
  • Opportunity for great bonding and support with fellow Local Joes

Requirements to be Accepted

What we need from our Local Joes:

  • Agree to volunteer at the Spring Prairie Fire Expo on Saturday, May 6th
  • Agree to volunteer or run/walk the 5K at the Prairie Fire Spring race on Sunday, May 7th
  • Attend 75% of all scheduled Start2Finish Training Sessions
  • Share your experience on social media. We will even help you get set up and show you how to share your thoughts!
  • Volunteer at the Fit for Life Expo on Saturday, October 7th
  • Run one of the Fall Prairie Fire Races on Sunday, October 8th



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Pasta Dinner

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Join us on Saturday night October 8th for fellowship and carb loading at the annual pasta dinner at the Hyatt Regency Wichita.

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Hotels / Car Rental


Looking for information about hotels and car rentals? Check out our two host hotels as well as car rental information.


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