July 17, 2014

Race Details

Join us for a marathon, half marathon, 10k or kids run through the beautiful streets and trails of Olathe. This year marks the 15th 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.


One day Packet Pick-up & Late Registration

Embassy Suites and Olathe Conference Center
10401 S. Ridgeview Road
Olathe, KS 66061

Friday, April 21, 2017   10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Expo booths stop at 8p.m.)


Saturday, April 22, 2017 (No race day registration, but you can pick-up packet at 6 a.m.)

6:00 a.m. Late Packet Pick-Up near start line
6:45 a.m. Full marathon and half marathon start
6:45 a.m. 10K start
6:55 a.m. Kids run start
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

2017 Full, Half & 10k Shirt

Tech shirt given to all participants of the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K at packet pick up. This is the participant shirt. There are no finisher shirts.

Shirt Details: Boston Style by Zorell / 100% polyester / 4.1 oz. / Fast absorption & quick drying / UPF 30+ / Royal Blue is the color for 2017

See full details of Unisex / Male Cut

See full details of Female Cut


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.


2017 Finisher Medals

All participants receive a medal at the finish line.

2017 Garmin Marathon Medal = Spinning Wizard of Oz

2017 Garmin Marathon Half Medal = Spinning Twister

2017 Garmin Marathon 10K Medal = Sliding Toto


Aid Stations

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 2017, 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. Example of their work: UltramaxPhotos.com



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

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. Volunteers may take items thrown down along first 100 yards and start line area and pile them up next to the gear check tent.



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.


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April 8, 2017

April 22, 2017

May 13, 2017

The Heartland 39.3 Series is a challenge for all of the half marathon fanatics who love to run half marathons and who want to take on the challenge of participating in three area half marathons in five weeks!

Finishers will walk away with tons of swag from all three races and bragging rights as a Heartland 39.3 finisher. Whether this is your first year in the series or you are participating for your 5th straight year this series has something for everyone.

You can upgrade from the Garmin Half Marathon through Heartland Series for the Garmin Full Marathon. There is a $20 upgrade fee. If you want to upgrade you MUST email the race director at Marathon@Olathe.org.


If you have other questions check out the FAQ page.

Contact us at Marathon@Olathe.org