The Garmin Marathon, In the Land of Oz. Olathe, KS


New title sponsor and new excitement for the Olathe, KS road race.



Today we announced our title sponsorship of the Garmin Marathon, formerly the Oz or Olathe Marathon organized by the Olathe Chamber of Commerce. The Garmin Marathon, In the Land of Oz, is an event for runners and walkers of all levels and ages that promises a wickedly fun race experience. Events include a 5K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon and Kids Fun Run.

“We are thrilled to be working with the Olathe Chamber of Commerce and City of Olathe to bring our expertise within the running world to help make this event even more successful,” said Jon Cassat, Garmin’s vice president of communications. “From the time runners arrive at our world headquarters at the cracSteve Clockk of dawn on race day, to when they head home after completing the marathon, half-marathon, 5k or kids marathon – we want to make sure this is an experience they will not soon forget.”

Whether you are a lifetime runner looking for a USATF certified fast, flat and fun Boston- qualifying course or a treadmill jogger looking to scratch another item off your bucket list in the half marathon – The Garmin Marathon, In the Land of Oz has something for you. The race takes place on Saturday, April 21, 2012 where it will start and conclude at the Garmin headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. Mark your calendars and register today and get more race details at

Garmin can’t wait until race day to see the thousands of participants from around the country and even around the world with Forerunner GPS running watches on their wrists, standing at the starting line just feet from where their industry-leading GPS training partners were created!

ForJason those runners looking to train on the course or just have a sneak peek, we’ll be publishing the course route via Garmin Connect™ Forerunner610 training page
( in the first part of the year. Keep an eye out for additional details and exciting news about the 2012 Garmin Marathon, In the Land of Oz.

Don't forget to check out our new Garmin Athlete Tracking with the GTU Tracker to keep an eye on friends and loved ones during training and race day!

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