Ryan Vail and Kara Goucher lead the crop of runners looking to earn a podium spot in the Big Apple.
Elite runners will try to qualify for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials.
Lauren Kleppin and Tyler Pennel will compete in Saturday’s World Half Marathon Championships in Copenhagen.
The 25-year old took over 13 minutes off her 26.2-mile personal best at last weekend's ASICS L.A. Marathon.
American Lauren Kleppin, who trains with the Mammoth Track Club, was third in a personal-best 2:28:48.
The club will be renamed the ASICS Mammoth Track Club.
The Mexican citizen ran 2:19:43 to win by 4 minutes.
Bauhs, Kleppin, Bethke, Porter, Grey and McKaig are awarded training grants.
Lauren Kleppin won the women's race.
Over 8,000 turned out for Kansas City's oldest run.