The 12th annual Garmin Marathon was held on April 18 in Olathe, Kansas.
The event featured a "10K, half marathon, full marathon and a Munchkin Marathon," all set in a "Land of Oz" theme, noted The Kansas City Star.
Ashley Arnold, the director of the race and the vice president of the Olathe Convention & Visitors Bureau, told The Kansas City Star, “The Wizard of Oz theme definitely attracts a lot of people. That movie made Kansas famous. People come dressed up as Dorothy, or even the Tin Man, and it’s so fun to see.”
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According to the Garmin Marathon website, the Munchkin Marathon allowed kids to run most of the 26.2-mile marathon over 16 weeks, but finish the "final 1.2 miles on race day."
A local TV reporter was doing a stand-up from the race (video below), and when she mentioned that about 200 children would be running, a young man tried jumping over a makeshift fence behind her and fell, noted FTVLive.com