Kansas City Marathon will close streets on Saturday

The big Kansas City Marathon runs through Midtown this weekend. Photo courtesy Kansas City Marathon.

Expect major traffic delays this weekend as the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon takes over the streets from downtown to 75th Street. The Midtown section of the course includes Main Street, Westport Road, Roanoke Parkway, 47th Street, Volker and Ward Parkway. Several different races are planned beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. A post-race celebration begins at 1 p.m. at Crown Center.

Race planners are encouraging neighborhoods along the way to get involved by recruiting volunteers and cheering the runners.

This course map shows the routes for the full marathon and other events. For a larger map with estimated times when participants with reach specific areas, click here