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2017 Kansas City Marathon

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Marathon, Half Marathon, 5 K
Washington Square Park
Kansas City, Missouri
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Experience Kansas City by running the city’s largest and most exciting annual race event – the Kansas City Marathon! This race, which traditionally has great weather, gives runners a tour of Kansas City’s most beautiful landmarks and cool neighborhoods, including the WWI Memorial, the Sprint Center, City Hall, the Country Club Plaza, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Brookside, Westport, the 18th & Vine Jazz District and more. There are more than 15 bands along the course to help provide a great atmosphere, and runners can ring the giant Celebration Gong after finishing to celebrate their new PR, qualifying for the Boston Marathon, or their first time running the Kansas City Marathon. With fireworks to kick off the race, a beautiful course and a huge after party with live music, free food and local beer, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience at the Kansas City Marathon!

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Year: 2012     Participation


920 men competed in the 2012 2017 Kansas City Marathon 920 (62.9%)
    Total finishers: 1,462


542 women competed in the 2012 2017 Kansas City Marathon 542 (37.1%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Paul Hefferon   Marathon Men 2:31:37 5:47  10.37 mph 
 Julie Thornton   Marathon Women 3:07:40 7:10  8.38 mph 
Complete 2012 Results (All Races)
Year: 2009     Participation


982 men competed in the 2009 2017 Kansas City Marathon 982 (63.1%)
    Total finishers: 1,556


574 women competed in the 2009 2017 Kansas City Marathon 574 (36.9%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Trey Vernon   Marathon Men 2:34:46 5:54  10.16 mph 
 Amy Bricco   Marathon Women 3:14:12 7:25  8.09 mph 
 Doug Hotzel   Marathon Masters Men 3:08:43 7:12  8.33 mph 
 Brenda Peschel   Marathon  Masters Women  3:35:28 8:13  7.3 mph 
Complete 2009 Results (All Races)
Year: 2008     Participation


780 men competed in the 2008 2017 Kansas City Marathon 780 (63.2%)
    Total finishers: 1,234


454 women competed in the 2008 2017 Kansas City Marathon 454 (36.8%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Zachary Breitenstein   Marathon Men 2:34:42 5:54  10.16 mph 
 Rael Murrey   Marathon Women 2:53:04 6:36  9.08 mph 
Complete 2008 Results (All Races)
Year: 2007     Participation


709 men competed in the 2007 2017 Kansas City Marathon 709 (64.9%)
    Total finishers: 1,093


384 women competed in the 2007 2017 Kansas City Marathon 384 (35.1%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Peter Sercer   Marathon Men 2:30:41 5:45  10.43 mph 
 Heidi Bryant   Marathon Women 3:08:46 7:12  8.33 mph 
 James McLaughlin   Marathon Masters Men 3:02:57 6:59  8.59 mph 
 Joann Shipps   Marathon  Masters Women  3:19:17 7:36  7.89 mph 
Complete 2007 Results (All Races)
Year: 2006     Participation


402 men competed in the 2006 2017 Kansas City Marathon 402 (61.8%)
    Total finishers: 651


249 women competed in the 2006 2017 Kansas City Marathon 249 (38.2%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Thad Bartram   Marathon Men 2:39:59 6:06  9.83 mph 
 Lisa Cowling   Marathon Women 3:12:39 7:21  8.16 mph 
 Henk Moorlag   Marathon Masters Men 2:53:20 6:37  9.07 mph 
 Marla Rhoden   Marathon  Masters Women  3:22:37 7:44  7.76 mph 
Complete 2006 Results (All Races)
Year: 2005     Participation


468 men competed in the 2005 2017 Kansas City Marathon 468 (65.2%)
    Total finishers: 718


250 women competed in the 2005 2017 Kansas City Marathon 250 (34.8%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Shadrack Kimeli   Marathon Men 2:42:52 6:13  9.65 mph 
 Valerie Gortmaker   Marathon Women 3:06:34 7:07  8.43 mph 
 Patrick Merrigan   Marathon Masters Men 2:59:58 6:52  8.73 mph 
 Marla Rhoden   Marathon  Masters Women  3:26:19 7:52  7.62 mph 
Complete 2005 Results (All Races)
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Clubs and Groups
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 Club or Team Name   City  State   More Info 
 K.C. Sonics  Kansas City MO club info
 Kansas City Flyers Track Club  Kansas City MO club info
 Kansas City Pumas  Kansas City MO club info
 Kansas City Track Club  Kansas City MO club info
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Retailers (near this event)
 If you need last minute shoes, clothing, energy gel, etc., try one of these local running stores:
 Store City  State   Distance   More Info 
 Ultramax Sports  Prairie Village KS 6.6 Miles store info
 GARRY GRIBBLES RUNNING SPORTS  Kansas City MO 8.4 Miles store info
 Garry Gribbles Running Sports  Kansas City MO 8.4 Miles store info
 The Medicine Store/Metro Walk & Run  Overland Park KS 10.3 Miles store info
 Garry Gribbles Running Sports  Independence MO 12.8 Miles store info
 Elite Feet  Overland Park KS 13 Miles store info
 The Running Well Store  Kansas City MO 13.5 Miles store info
 Garry Gribbles Running Sports  Overland Park KS 14.1 Miles store info
 KC Running & Sports Medicine Store  Leawood KS 15.2 Miles store info
 Garry Gribble’s  Lawrence KS 37 Miles store info
 Francis Sporting Goods  Lawrence KS 37 Miles store info
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