Marathon runners will have to break out their ruby slippers, or at least some red running shoes, as next year’s Olathe Marathon has been renamed the Oz Marathon.
Ashley Holverson, vice president of the Olathe Chamber of Commerce's Convention and Vistors Bureau said that runners have already signed up for the marathon, set for April 16th, 2011, in front of the Garmin headquarters.
After testing the Oz theme in places like Facebook, the theme idea became a marketing standpoint since many races have themes to help them be more attractive.
The Olathe Marathon has been renamed the Oz Marathon, the half marathon has been renamed the Wickedly Fast Half Marathon, the 5K has been renamed the Dorothy Dash 5K and the Kids Marathon has been renamed the Munchkin Marathon.
for more information on the Oz Marathon and the other running events, go to: www.Olathe.org/cvb/sports/marathon
Ashley Holverson, vice president of the Olathe Chamber of Commerce’s Convention & Visitors Bureau, said the change was made following months of discussion about how to make the annual race more fun and attractive to parti
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