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Race Dates

2018: Saturday, April 21, 2018
2017: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Mostly Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 55°F (12°C)
Average High: 65°F (18°C)
Average Low: 45° F (7°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.94
Course Score: 97.94

Race Size

2017: 460 Finishers
2016: 512 Finishers
2015: 564 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 7%
2016: 4.9%
2015: 5%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

**New Course for the 2016 Garmin Land of Oz Marathon**

Marathon Rankings

The Garmin Marathon in the Land of Oz was the 140th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 135th largest in 2015.

This year 7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 4.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Garmin Marathon in the Land of Oz the 386th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 74th highest percentage so far in 2017.

Its Course Score of 97.94 ranks it as the 300th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 5th fastest course in Kansas.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Garmin Marathon in the Land of Oz a PR Score of 97.94. This PR Score ranks it as the 263rd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 5th fastest in Kansas.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1072 feet (326m)
Min Elevation: 795 feet (242m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Garmin Marathon in the Land of Oz

4 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2013 Garmin Marathon in the Land of Oz.   

4 / 5 Stars


Small (700 in the full) fun race. They play up the Kansas-Wizard of Oz connection so lots of folks are in costume and it nurtures a fun atmosphere. Course may not be "Hilly" but its not "Flat and fast" as advertised. Make sure you check out the profile. Plenty of aid stations but they are all organized differently. Supposed to award finishers tech shirts but I couldn't find them anywhere. Also ran out of mylar blankets.

Race Tips

Miles 7 to 13 are the most hilly. Miles 15 to 25 are on a paved bike trail. It is the most scenic part. In 2013 we had ideal weather, cool and cloudy.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Race day parking was a breeze in the Garmin lot but hard to find a spot for the expo (we competed w/ employees). Must use the lot around back and Garmin needs to put up signs becuase this lot is not apparant. I stayed @ host hotel LaQuinta and they were great. 2 miles away, offered shuttle service, late check out and no minimum stay!

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Garmin Marathon in the Land of Oz in 2:51:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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