News, events and stories from the Prairie Fire Marathon.

Local Joe, Nathan Carr

Our Local Joes are still plugging away at their training. These guys have been letting the community in on their training since day one. You can follow their training by following the #PFMJoes hashtag on Twitter. You can also see...

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A Word From Our Race Director

It’s a very busy time around the PFM office. Our Race Director, Bob Hanson, took a minute to share some news about this year’s race and events. “I am very excited than ever about the 2012 PFM, for several reasons....

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One Tough Mile Lead to Countless Miles in Just One Year’s Time

It’s amazing what can happen to a non-runner in just one year’s time! Meet Julie Reams. Hear how her journey went from one discouraging mile to more than she can count. Oh, and she was clear to state, she’s begun her Prairie...

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It’s Not Too Late to Start- New Personal Training Programs Available for All Levels!

The vibe is getting so strong in Wichita! Everywhere you turn, someone is talking about their training for a Prairie Fire Event. Maybe you haven’t started your training yet, or maybe you’re a bit timid to take the first step. If so,...

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Run Prairie Fire for the Cause of Your Choice

Hosting a race as a fundraiser is a fantastic way to raise money. Many organizations do so all throughout the year. Runners love that their money is going to a worthy cause, not just to block off the streets. However, did you...

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Race for Freedom 5K Will Be So Much More Than a Tune-Up Race

There will be many perfectly timed “tune-up” races as we lead up the Prairie Fire. The price for this 5K goes up this weekend. Read a little more about this fantastic race and why signing up will do so much...

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Kristy Martin Is After A Big Finish This October. A Long Awaited Big Finish.

My life is divided into many categories: child, teenager, young adult, newly married, inexperienced parent, working mom, established community member (you get the idea). These areas are the result of the progression of time. Minutes, hours, days which continue to...

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Running Brought Derrick Mead a 60 Pound Weight Loss and a Big Goal

I’ve never considered myself a runner. It always seemed strange to say out loud. I’m a basketball guy. Played all my life, some in college. My brother Jon went to State Cross Country all 4 years in High School and...

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GoRun’s Start2Finish Training for Prairie Fire Begins with Record Numbers

Kevin Swinicki provided an update about GoRun’s Start2Finish training program. We at Prairie Fire are so excited for the runners in this program. For more info about Start2Finish check the website. “Start2Finish is off and running…literally! We kicked off our...

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Why I Run

Last year when I decided to sign up for my first half marathon training, everyone, including ME, thought I was crazy. Growing up I wasn’t athletic. I tried dancing but looked like a baby deer learning to walk. Softball? Nope, too many balls...

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