July 17, 2014

Race Details

Join us for a marathon, half marathon, 10k, Munchkin Marathon or Senior Walk through the beautiful streets and trails of Olathe. This year marks the 21st anniversary of the event, which began in 2003 as the Olathe Marathon. The city of Olathe is 20 minutes southwest of downtown Kansas City, located in Johnson County, Kansas. Come experience our Midwest charm in the Land of Oz.

2024 Expo & Packet Pick-up 

Ball Event Center

21350 W. 153rd St., Olathe, KS 66061

3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Thursday, April 18, 2024 

10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2024    

Race is at Garmin World Headquarters located at 1200 E. 151st St., Olathe, KS 66062

Saturday, April 20, 2024 (No race day registration; those not able to attend the expo may pick-up packets at 6:00 a.m. at the course)

6:00 – 7:00 a.m. Late Packet Pick-Up near in parking garage
6:45 a.m. Full marathon and half marathon starts
7:00 a.m. 10K starts
8:30 a.m. Munchkin Marathon starts
9:30 a.m. Senior walk starts

The awards ceremony for the overall and masters winners will be as soon as the official results are confirmed.

AGE GROUP awards from the 2024 Oz Marathon are available on race day before 2pm, or for pick up at the Olathe Chamber of Commerce office, 260 E. Santa Fe St., Suite 101, Olathe KS 66061, M-F 8:30-5pm. We will not mail out age group awards, please collect your award day of event.  

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.

Aid Stations

Aid stations will be placed along the course about every 1.5 to 2.5 miles. For locations, please check route map. Restrooms 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 3 to 6 Aid Stations.


Photographer will be on site at finish line and on the course. See photos page for past races.


The full marathon, half marathon, and 10K will use disposable bib chip timing 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 20-30 restrooms near the Start Line, and one 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.


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.


If you have other questions check out the FAQ page.

Contact us at Marathon@Olathe.org