In 2010, the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission took ownership of the Prairie Fire Marathon, which had previously been 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 a 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 race in 2010, the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission has contributed over $100,000 to other local charities and organizations.