Is the course certified?
Yes, the Chisholm Trail Marathon and Half Marathon are both USATF and RRCA certified courses.
Can I push a stroller on the course?
Yes, here at the Chisholm Trail Marathon we are mom/dad-friendly and we know sometimes that running with the little ones is the only option. If you have trained with your stroller and are ready for the challenge then please line up at the back of corral C.
Are wheelchairs welcome?
No. Unfortunately, at this time the course is not set up for a wheelchair division.
Can I have a friend run with me if he/she is not registered for the race?
No. All participants must be registered and have their race bib number displayed so it's easily visible.
How many aid stations are on the course and what will they have available?
There will be aid stations located along the course every two miles. Each aid station will be stocked with Powerade and water. Aid stations along 2nd street near the finish of both the half and full will offer energy gels.
Is the race course flat?
That answer is a resounding yes! Please check the map link on the course and timing page for elevation chart. There is only one slight incline on the course located near mile 3. It is a gradual 75 ft incline that is actually downhill on the other side of the loop heading back west on 2nd street to the finish.
Where are the Porta Potties located on the course?
There will be Porta Potties located at the Start/Finish area and one at every aid station along the course.
Is there an early start?
No. The half and the full will both start at the same time, promptly at 7:30 am.
I overslept, can I start the race late?
Yes, if you hurry! We will keep the start line open for two minutes after the last runner has crossed the start line. After that, the Wichita Chisholm Trail Marathon start line will be closed.
Will there be Pace Teams?
Yes, we will have pacers for the full marathon that will act as pacers for the first loop of the half marathon as well. For example, if your desired finish time for the half is 2 hr, then follow the 4-hour marathon pace group as they will complete the first loop of the course in the 2hr time.
Can I wear an iPod, in-ear music device during the race?
Yes, we know a lot of runners enjoy the long run with their favorite music. The Chisholm Trail Marathon would encourage responsible use of such devices. Please be aware and respectful of other participants at aid station interchanges and at road crossings when instructions may need to be heeded from a WPD officer or Race official.