Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin

Race Stats

  • Location: Downtown, Midtown, Brookside, Waldo
  • Length: 26.2 Miles
  • Start time: 7am
  • End time: 1:30pm
  • Date: 10-20-2018
  • Beneficiary: KC Sports Commission
  • Day of event Phone: 816-701-9143
  • Day of event contact: Dave Borchardt
  • Race Director Name: Dave Borchardt
  • Race Director Email:dborchardt@sportkc.org
  • No. of Participants: 10000
  • Race Website: www.kcmarathon.org
  • Link to Map: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/2052924199/

Race Route

• Start on Grand Blvd south of 22nd street and head north to 9th street
• East on 9th street to Locust
• South on Locust to 11th street
• West on 11th street to Oak
• South on Oak to 18th street
• East on 18th street to The Paseo
• North on The Paseo (SB lane) to Truman
• East on Truman to Woodland
• South on Woodland to 18th street
• West on 18th street to The Paseo
• South on the Paseo (SB lane) to Armour
• West on Armour to Harrison Blvd.
• South on Harrison Blvd, continuing on to Harrison Pkwy to Gillham Rd
• South on Gillham Rd to Emanuel Cleaver
• West on Emanuel Cleaver (EB lane) to Oak – Split from Half Marathon
• South on Oak to Volker
• East on Volker (north side of EB lane), continuing on to Swope Pkwy to turn around at Euclid
• West on Swope Pkwy (south side of EB lane), continuing on to Volker (south side of EB lane) to Oak
• South on Oak to 54th street
• West on 54th street to Main
• North on Main to 52nd street
• West on 52nd street to Baltimore
• North on Baltimore to 51st street
• West on 51st street to Wornall
• South on Wornall to 56th street
• West on 56th street to Ward Pkwy
• South on Ward Pkwy (east side of NB lane) to 70th terrace
• East on 70th street to Oak
• South on Oak to 70th street
• East on 70th street to Holmes 75th street
• West on 75th street to Ward Parkway
• North on Ward Pkwy (west side of NB lane) to Sunset
• North on Sunset to Ward Pkwy
• East on Ward Pkwy to Oak
• North on Oak to Emanuel Cleaver
• West on Emanuel Cleaver to JC Nichols
• North on JC Nichols, continuing on to Broadway to 42nd street
• West on 42nd street to Pennsylvania
• North on Pennsylvania to Westport Rd
• East on Westport Rd to Main
• North on Main to 38th street
• West on 38th street to Broadway
• North on Broadway to Armour
• East on Armour to Main
• North on Main to the finish at Pershing

About This Race

This is Kansas City’s largest and most exciting annual race event and it gives runners a tour of the city’s most beautiful landmarks and cool neighborhoods, including the World War I Memorial, the Country Club Plaza, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Waldo, Westport, 18th & Vine and more.

Fireworks to kick off the race and a huge after party with live music, free food and local beer!

Runners can ring the Garmin Celebration Gong to celebrate their new PR, their first time finishing a race, qualifying for Boston, or their first time running in the Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin!

All runners will receive a cool participant shirt, a finisher’s medal, FREE downloadable race photos, FREE food, FREE beer, and FREE massages at the Finish Line Festival.