Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon takes place each year Kansas City, MO USA. Waddell & Reed has served as the title sponsor for the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon. One of the fastest-growing marathons in the United States, this autumn classic combines a full 26.2-mile marathon, half marathon, five-kilometer race, corporate marathon relay and “kids marathon.” Showcasing Kansas City’s historic neighborhoods, cultural centers and business districts, the races collectively attract approximately 10,000 runners from throughout the United States and several foreign countries.
Men: 7:05 am
Women: 7:05 am
The early bird entry fees for the Marathon is $65, For the Half Marathon is $45 and for 5K is $20. To participate in Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon you can register in the official website.
Course / Route Map
The start and finish at 22nd & Grand, across from Crown Center. Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon is a bigger loop that continues south to connect the scenic and popular areas of The Plaza, Brush Creek, Loose Park, Ward Parkway, Waldo, and Brookside, While the half marathon turn heads back on Troost. Runners get all this with moderate rolling hills along with only one long gradual uphill on Sunset Dr.
Race Profile / Elevation Map
Kansas City is not a flat town so runners will encounter some hills along the route.
Time Limits & Cutoffs
There is a 6 hour time limit.
Men: Peter Sercer 2:30:41 (2007)
Women: Rael Murrey 2:53:04
Prize Money & Awards
1st Place- top male and female $1,500
2nd Place- male and female $750 each
3rd Place- male and female $500 each
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
All finishers will receive a special Marathon Medal.
Water Stops & Refreshments
The aid stations are approximately every 1- 2 miles. Water, Gatorade, & Medical Kits are available at all Aid Stations
Expected Race Day Weather
The temperature is maximum of 70°F and minimum of 50°F with an average of 60°F.