Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin

Race Stats

  • Location: Downtown, Brookside Waldo, Paseo, 18th and Vine
  • Length: 26.2, 13.1, 10k, 5k
  • Start time: 7am
  • End time: 2pm
  • Date: 10-21-2017
  • Beneficiary: Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation, Cancer Action, KC Pet Project, Team Fidelis
  • Day of event Phone: 816-701-9143
  • Day of event contact: Dave Borchardt
  • Race Director Name: Dave Borchardt
  • Race Director Email:racedirector@kcmarathon.org
  • No. of Participants: 10000
  • Race Website: http://www.sportkc.org/marathon/
  • Link to Map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1637357496

Race Route

Full Marathon (26.2 Miles)
Start on Grand Blvd at 22nd Street. Head north on Grand Blvd to 11th Street, east on 11th Street, to Oak, south on Oak to 18th Street, east on 18th Street, to The Paseo (southbound lane), north on The Paseo to Truman, east on Truman to Woodland, south on Woodland to 18th Street, west on 18th Street to The Paseo, south on The Paseo to Armour, west on Armour to Harrison Blvd, south on Harrison Blvd to Harrison Pkwy, south on Harrison Pkwy to Gillham Rd, south on Gillham Rd to Harrison Street, south on Harrison Street to Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, west on Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd (westbound lane) to Oak, south on Oak to Volker, east on Volker and continuing on Swope Pkwy (westbound lane) to the turnaround at Euclid, turnaround and head west on Swope Pkwy (eastbound lane) to The Paseo, south on the Paseo (southbound lane) to Meyer, west on Meyer to Rockhill, south on Rockhill to Gregory, west on Gregory to Wornall, south on Wornall to 75th Street, west on 75th Street to Madison, south on Madison to 77th Street, west on 77th Street to Ward Pkwy, north on Ward Pkwy (northbound lane) to 57th Street, east on 57th Street to Summit, south on Summit to 61st Street, east on 61st Street to Wornall, north on Wornall to 56th Street, west on 56th Street to Summit, north on Summit to 52nd Street, west on 52nd Street to Belleview, south on Belleview to 54th Street, west on 54th Street to Sunset Dr, north on Sunset Dr to Ward Pkwy (eastbound lane), east on Ward Pkwy and continuing on Volker to Oak, north on Oak to Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, west on Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd to JC Nichols Pkwy, north on JC Nichols Pkwy and continuing on Broadway to Westport Rd, west on Westport Rd to SW Trafficway, north on SW Trafficway to 40th Street, east on 40th Street to Pennsylvannia, north on Pennsylvannia to Valentine, east on Valentine to Broadway, north on Broadway to 31st Street, east on 31st to Main, north on Main to the finish at Pershing Rd.

Half Marathon (13.1 Miles)
Start on Grand Blvd at 22nd Street. Head north on Grand Blvd to 11th Street, east on 11th Street, to Oak, south on Oak to 18th Street, east on 18th Street, to The Paseo (southbound lane), north on The Paseo to Truman, east on Truman to Woodland, south on Woodland to 18th Street, west on 18th Street to The Paseo, south on The Paseo to Armour, west on Armour to Harrison Blvd, south on Harrison Blvd to Harrison Pkwy, south on Harrison Pkwy to Gillham Rd, south on Gillham Rd to Harrison Street, south on Harrison Street to Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, west on Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd (westbound lane), south on Baltimore to Ward Pkwy, west on Ward Pkwy (westbound lane) to Jefferson, north on Jefferson to 47th Street, east on 47th Street to JC Nichols Pkwy, north on JC Nichols Pkwy and continuing on Broadway to Westport Rd, west on Westport Rd to SW Trafficway, north on SW Trafficway to 40th Street, east on 40th Street to Pennsylvannia, north on Pennsylvannia to Valentine, east on Valentine to Broadway, north on Broadway to 31st Street, east on 31st to Main, north on Main to the finish at Pershing Rd.

10K (6.2 Miles)
Start on Grand Blvd at 22nd Street. Head north on Grand Blvd to 11th Street, east on 11th Street, to Oak, south on Oak and continuing on Gillham to 36th Street, west on 36th Street to Broadway, north on Broadway to 31st Street, east on 31st to Main, north on Main to the finish at Pershing Rd.

5K (3.1 Miles)
Start on Grand Blvd at 22nd Street. Head north on Grand Blvd to 18th Street, east on 18th Street to Oak, south on Oak and continuing on Gillham to 31st Street, west on 31st Street to Main, north on Main to the finish at Pershing Rd.¬

About This Race

The Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin is one of the largest marathons in Missouri. This event is a reputable regional event which starts and finishes at beautiful Crown Center (a major landmark in the greater Kansas City market). The 26.2 mile course winds through the key neighborhoods, parks and historic districts of KC. Runners will experience the highlights of Kansas City as they run by major landmarks including Sprint Center, KCP&L Entertainment District, Liberty Memorial, Westport, the Country Club Plaza, Loose Park, 18th & Vine Jazz District and finish at Crown Center. At the conclusion of the race, the Finish Line Festival is a great way to celebrate a runner’s accomplishment with food and live music! The event has approximately 10,000 participants, over 1500 volunteers, and approximately 15,000 attendees who pass through the 2-day health and wellness expo leading into the Marathon.