Voted one of the 12 ‘must-run’ marathons in the world by Runner’s World magazine, the 26.2 miles is loaded with bands, cheering supporters, banners, and the most scenic neighborhoods in Oklahoma City. The stirring start alongside the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is unequaled anywhere in road racing, and sends you on your way through historic neighborhoods, enthusiastic supporters cheering you, and back downtown where your finisher’s shirt and newly-designed finisher’s medal await you. It’s the consummate challenge, and if you’ve ever aspired to the distance, we dare say Oklahoma City is unlike any other marathon on earth! The Memorial Marathon is not about running, it is about life.The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is a Boston qualifying USATF sanctioned event on a certified (OK-08019-DG) 26.2 mile single loop course.
Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 6:30am
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If you register at the Expo for the Full Marathon you will NOT BE ABLE to switch to the Half Marathon. If you register for the Full Marathon and run the Half Marathon course you will be disqualified.
Entrants must be 16 years of age or older on race day to register for the Memorial Marathon.
The start line is located at 5th and Harvey Ave.
The finish line is located on Broadway between NW 7th Street and NW 8th Street
Streets will be closed for 6.5 hours. Later finishers will be supported but we cannot guarantee that you will receive an official time. If you anticipate taking longer than 6 hours to complete the marathon course, please utilize the early start.
For those marathoners (full marathon only) expecting to finish over 6 hours, if you start early and run under 5:00 (reach the finish line before 10:00 am) you will be disqualified. To start early and receive an official time you must be at the starting line no later than 4:15am for a 4:30am start. There is no aid on course until 6:30am. The course is well marked, but you are responsible for knowing the course and providing for your own fluid needs until the race officially starts at 6:30.
For full guidelines on early start (Click Here)
Pace groups will be provided for the following Marathon target finish times: 3:20, 3:30, 3:40, 3:50, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00. For more information, contact Red Coyote at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are using the Chronotrack timing system to ensure that everyone receives an accurate time. Per USATF Rule 245.1, Open Men's and Women's and Master Men's and Women's top three awards in the Marathon and the Half Marathon will be based on gun time (the order in which the athletes cross the finish line). Age group and Relay awards will be based on timing system time (the actual time elapsed between an athlete reaching the starting line and finish line). Digital clocks will be located at each mile and at the 5K splits to indicate the unofficial running time. The digital clocks at the finish line display your unofficial time. Official time is determined by the Chronotrack timing system.
All marathon participants receive a goody bag, t-shirt, poster, and heartland hospitality both on and off the course (food, beverage and availability of medical care and massage to aid your recovery). Marathon finishers also receive a finisher’s shirt and a custom marathon finisher’s medal.
Men -2004 - Conor Holt of Norman, OK - 2:22:54
Women - 2012 - Camille Herron of Warr Acres, OK - 2:45:13