The organizers of the Salina Crossroads Marathon are excited to announce that the Salina Crossroads Marathon, Half Marathon, 4.01K Family Fun has reached another milestone. With four weeks to go they now have 500 runners registered from 28 different states!

"We appreciate everyone's help in reaching this milestone and look forward to having a great event on November 5th. There are 227 runners in the half marathon, 115 in the marathon, 84 in the 4.01K Family Fun Run/Walk, 68 in the Team Relays, and 7 in the Virtual Fun Run." says co-founder, Chris LeHecka ,

It is the amazing support of our sponsors and supporters like you that is allowing us to provide 100% of the race entry fees to four of our local youth sports organizations. We look forward to having an amazing event on November 5th and continuing to grow the Salina Crossroads Marathon into one of the premier marathon events in Kansas.

The Salina Crossroads Marathon, Half Marathon, 4.01K Family Fun Run/Walk, and Team Relays will be held on November 5th.Thanks to generous sponsors 100% of the race entry fees will go to four youth sports organizations in Saline County: Salina Family YMCA, USD 305 School Marathon, Salina Area Youth Sportsmanship Initiative, and Kansas Youth Sports. All finishers will receive a custom made medal by Vortex and a t-shirt. The post-race meal will include our very own Cozy Inn along with other great food and drinks.

The Salina Crossroads Marathon is the first USATF Certified and Boston Qualifying Marathon ever held in Salina. There are currently 500 runners registered from 27 states and the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce estimates the event will have an economic impact of $385,000 for the community.

The 4.01K Family Fun Run and Walk and Team Relays are a fun way to be a part of Salina's first ever Boston Qualifier Marathon weekend. Race day will kick off with an electric guitar version of the National Anthem, music stations every mile of the course, DJ/Entertainment throughout the day from Cash Hollistah, and live music from The Blades following the race.

For more information about the Salina Crossroads Marathon check out the website at or email Co-Race Directors Chris Lehecka and Daniel Craig at You can follow the Salina Crossroads Marathon on Facebook at

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