Join us for a marathon, half marathon, 10k or family run through the beautiful streets and trails of Olathe. 2018 marks the 16th anniversary of the event, which began in 2003 as the Olathe Marathon. The city of Olathe is just 20 minutes southwest of downtown Kansas City, located in Johnson County, Kansas. Come experience our Midwest charm in the Land of Oz.
Expo & Packet Pick-up & Late Registration
Thursday, April 19, 2018 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, April 20, 2018 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Expo booths stop at 8 p.m.)
Saturday, April 21, 2018 (No race day registration, but you can pick-up packet at 6 a.m.)
|6:00 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.||Late Packet Pick-Up near start line|
|6:45 a.m.||Full marathon and half marathon starts|
|6:45 a.m.||10K starts|
|6:55 a.m.||Family run starts|
|8:30 a.m. (approx)
9:30 a.m. (approx)
|10k awards near finish area
Half marathon awards near finish area
|10:45 a.m. (approx)||Full marathon awards near finish area|
2018 Full, Half & 10k Shirt
TBA in March 2018
2017 Trophies & Awards
Trophies will be presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall male and female finishers. Trophies will also be presented to the 1st place male and female masters (over 40 years old) finisher.
Age-group awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups:
18 and under, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-79, 80 and over.
The overall and masters trophy recipients are not eligible for age group awards (no double-dipping).
Overall winners in both male and female categories per the marathon, half marathon and 10k are as follows:
Marathon Top Finishers in Male and Female Category – Garmin Forerunner 935
Half Marathon Top Finishers in Male and Female Category – Garmin Forerunner 235
10K Top Finishers in Male and Female Category – Garmin Forerunner 35
The awards ceremony for the overall and masters winners will be as soon as the official results are confirmed.
We will make every attempt to give out the age-group awards as soon as possible. Please check at the awards tent after the race for the posting of race results as they become available.
The age group and 1st masters awards will be determined by chip time.
Pace Team members of the SmartPace Team will be listed on the results, but will not count towards awards.
2018 Finisher Medals
All participants receive a medal at the finish line.
TBA in March 2018
Aid stations will be placed along the course. For locations, please check route map. Port-a-Potties will be placed along the course at or near each aid station. Water and Gatorade will be provided at each aid station and GU is available at 2 or 3 Aid Stations.
In 2018, Ultramax Nation will be providing FREE DOWNLOADABLE and SORTABLE by BIB and NAME photos at the Finish Line and along the course at Olathe Northwest High School. See their work during the 2017 Garmin Marathon – www.ultramaxsports.smugmug.com/Garmin-Marathon
The full marathon, half marathon, and 10K will use disposable bib chip timing through MyLaps. Chips will be attached to the back of your race bib. The chip does not activate until you cross the start line. There will be multiple split times along the course. You can track runners with the MOBILE APP.
There will be 60-80 Port-a-Potties near the Start Line, and two to three at each aid station as well as many others at various locations along the course.
Gear check will be located near the starting line for any gear you want to leave. Your gear will be secured in a plastic sack and your bib number will need to be written on the sack with the marker provided at the tent. The volunteers in the gear check tent will help you secure items and stay with items during the race.
Any bags left unattended in the festival area will be subject to search. If you discard an item on the course, it will most likely not be returned. Any unclaimed items left after the end of the race will be donated to charity.
Global Event Medicine will have a tent near the finish line to provide physical therapy care. Olathe Fire Department and Emergency Services as well as Johnson County Med Act will be on the course and at the finish line to provide medical attention.
Races are limited to registered participants only. No baby strollers/joggers, rollerblades, bicycles, wheelchairs, skateboards or dogs are allowed on the course. Non-compliance will result in disqualification. The Olathe Law Enforcement Officers, course monitors, and volunteers will control traffic during the race. All runners should always exercise caution during their race.