Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon
Apr 29, 2018
620 N Harvey Ave
The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is not about running, it is about life, honoring the memory of life lost through the tragedy of the Oklahoma City bombing and celebrating the gift of life given equally to each person. This is the spirit in which the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon was conceptualized. This inspiring event realizes consistent and impressive growth each year, so come join over 25,000 annual visitors and participate in this year's marathon.
The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is unlike any other marathon, as it combines the personal challenges of running a marathon with the emotion of a shared national tragedy. This marathon is a Boston qualifying USATF-sanctioned event on a certified 26.2 mile, single loop course. Entrants must be 16 or older on race day to register for the marathon, which will begin promptly at 6:30am. The start line is located on Robinson Avenue between NW 6th St and NW 5th St, at the east entrance to the Oklahoma City National Memorial. This marathon will feature traffic control for 6.5 hours and the Chronotrack timing system to ensure that everyone participating receives an accurate time.
As an added bonus, digital clocks will be located at each mile and at the 5K splits to indicate unofficial running time. All marathon participants will receive a goody bag, t-shirt, poster and hospitality services both on and off the course in the form of food, beverages and available medical care. Participants will also receive custom medals for reaching the finish line.
Run the full marathon and try to beat the current course records. For men, the record was set by Conor Holt of Norman in 2004 with a time of 2:22:54. For women, the record was set by Camille Herron of Warr Acres in 2012 with a time of 2:45:13. If the full marathon is not your race but you still want to participate, register for the half marathon, a USATF-sanctioned event on a 13.1 mile, single loop course. Entrants for the half marathon must be 12 or older on race day.
Also, the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Relay allows runners of all levels to participate. The five person relay features five separate legs of the race, each with varying distances. In addition, walkers are always welcome in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. The marathon's 5K walk is a noncompetitive 5K fun run/walk for families with young children or the casual walker.
Pre-registration is required for all events.