Wicked Marathon(Cancelled for 2018)
The Wicked Marathon starts & finishes at the Oz Museum on March 24, 2018 at 7:45 am. Come enjoy this Oz themed, 26.2 mile race while running on the historic Military Trail Road in Wamego, KS. Enjoy live music from “Aye Oh”, playing pop/rock music and Wamego High School Jazz Band, playing rock/blues music during the race.
Both the Full and the Half have a 6 hour cut off.
Course is rolling hills and asphalt roads. Traffic is on Course. Police presence is high
This is a rain/snow or shine event. No refunds will be given.
Age group trophies will be handed out after the races.
This is a USATF certified course: KS16044KH
Cost of the Marathon is $95.00 until December 1st, 2017. Starting December 2nd 2017 cost increases to $105.00. Starting January 1st, 2018 price increases to $115.00 No race day registration.
Marathon Packet Pick-up
Packets can be picked up Monday, March 19 through Thursday, March 22 from 8:00 AM-9:00 PM at Body First located at 3615 Claflin Road Manhattan, KS 66503. On Friday, March 23, packets can be picked up at Body First until 3pm then at the Wicked Pasta Feed in Wamego. Packets will also be available for pick-up on race day near the starting line at 6:15 AM. Packets will include course map, shirt, purchased items such as the quarter-zip, bib number and gear bag.
Parking is available at the Wamego High School, Wamego Rec Complex, or the surrounding area. Shuttle buses will be available before the race to take you to the starting line and after the race to take you back to the parking areas.
Gear check will be available at the starting line. Your items should be placed in the bag that was provided in your packet, which has your bib number and name on it.
6:15 am Holiday Inn Express Hotel pick-up → drop off 6:40 am at the Oz Museum which is the starting line of the race.
Starting at 10:00 am, shuttles will be available at the finish line to take you back to the parking lot. Shuttles will run at approximately 20 minute intervals.
Shuttles will return back to Manhattan at 11:00am, 12:00pm, and 2:00pm
Holiday Inn Express
Water Stop Locations
Mile 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24
Get in the true Kansas spirit and dress as your favorite Wizard of Oz character for the race.
Rules: Send a picture of you in your costume to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2018. A committee will select the top 5 pictures and will post those selected pictures to the Wicked Facebook Page. The top 3 people with the most likes will be the winners and will receive a trophy. The contest will end and winners will be announced March 19, 2018. Show off your costume on the day of the race for everyone to see your true Oz spirit. To the winners: costumes must be worn during the race in order to receive a trophy.
This race supports the following:
- Wamego High School Distance program visit http://www.usd320.com/highschool/Activities/CrossCountry/default.aspx for more information
- Manhattan Cross Country Club visit https://letsgoruncom.rsupartner.com/ for more information
- Body First School Fitness Challenge visit https://www.facebook.com/schoolfitnesschallenge/ for more information
- SpeedyPD 5k/10k visit http://www.runspeedypd.org
- Non-Profit Volunteers of the area
WICKED PASTA FEED Catered by The Friendship House.
This is becoming the event to attend. This year it will be held at Iron Clad. A beautiful space near the start/finish line of the race. There will be live music and beer/wine to purchase with the provided Pasta dinner. The Wizard of Oz characters will be available for photo ops with multiple backgrounds. Bring your family and enjoy small town Wamego!
427 Lincoln Ave, Wamego, KS March 23, 2018
MUST RSVP FOR THIS EVENT. One free meal per runner. Additional tickets can be purchased but must be noted on the entry form. You will receive an email the week of the race with instructions on how to rsvp.