Wichita Brewing Company started our relay marathon in 2016 in hopes of bringing a fun event to Wichita, but also to raise money for the Kansas Food Bank. We chose the Kansas Food Bank because we believe in their mission to provide comprehensive and compassionate HungerCare whenever and wherever it is needed to safeguard the health, well-being, and productivity of food-insecure Kansas families and their children, as well as senior citizens, the homeless, and the chronically ill and impoverished among us.
We're now hosting our sixth annual marathon/relay marathon from Wichita Brewing Company West to Wichita Brewing Company East. The course is USATF certified (for the serious runners). However, there are five interchanges so that teams of six runners may also run the marathon as a relay. The course sticks to Wichita bike paths as much as possible for the safety of all the runners. Funds raised will be donated to the Kansas Food Bank!
Volunteers are a crucial part of helping this event run smoothly. When you volunteer, you will receive one free pizza and two free beers at the marathon after-party. You will also receive a marathon volunteer t-shirt and a limited-edition Wichita Brewing Co. Relay Marathon pint glass. If you are interested in volunteering, click here.
Want to sponsor? We’re looking for local businesses and organizations to help sponsor this event! Follow this link to find out about sponsoring. If you want to sign up to be a sponsor email us at email@example.com.
For team registrations, the first person registering will create a team name in addition to registering themselves as a member of the team. Each runner running on the team will then register individually as a member of their team and pay $40.
The race kicks off at 8 am at Wichita Brewing Company West, 8815 W 13th St. The first leg will run to Central and Mt. Caramel. The second leg will run to McLean and St. Paul. The third leg will run to Exploration place under the south bridge of the Keeper of the Plains. The fourth leg will run to Pawnee and St. Francis. The fifth leg will run to George Washington and Oliver. The last leg will bring it home to Wichita Brewing Company East, 535 N Woodlawn. We will have water at each interchange and in between the interchanges as well. We will stop timing after six hours.
With a paid entry fee, each runner will get a shirt, a limited edition Wichita Brewing Co. Relay Marathon pint glass, a meal ticket, and 2 beer tickets. We will have a post-run party located after the finish line just outside Wichita Brewing Company East, and our new event venue. Also, at the post-run festivities, we will announce winners in their respective categories. The categories are as posted: Top 3 Individual Men, Top 3 Individual Women, Top relay team of only men, Top relay team of only women, Top 3 relay of mixed teams of men and women (need one woman), then for the adventurous, best costume/team costumes. We are going to cap off the entries at 150 teams and unlimited individuals.
Money raised will be donated to Kansas Food Bank. For the 2016 race, $5,200 was donated to the Kansas Food Bank, and $10,000 in 2017. In 2018 we raised an astounding $17,000!
The Kansas Food Bank’s mission is to provide comprehensive and compassionate HungerCare whenever and wherever it is needed to safeguard the health, well-being, and productivity of food-insecure Kansas families and their children, as well as senior citizens, the homeless and the chronically ill and impoverished among us.