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Oklahoma City hosts the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon as a tribute to those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. It also supports the privately owned and operated Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.
Since its inception in 2001, it has grown continuously and attracted some of the elite runners in the world. Over time, the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon has evolved into one of the best races in the country, while its emotional and inspirational power – as we reflect on what we can learn from the tragedy of April 19, 1995 – has never waned. The Marathon is a Boston qualifying USATF sanctioned event on a certified (OK-08019-DG) 26.2 mile single loop course.
Whether this will be your first marathon or you are a top athlete, it will be a Run to Remember.
Register to Run!
Race Day is April 30, 2017. Runners must register online.
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Voted one of the 12 ‘must-run’ marathons in the world by Runner’s World magazine, these 26.2 miles are packed with cheering supporters and the most beautiful neighborhoods in Oklahoma City. The course begins at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, winds through the Capitol, and Oklahoma City’s historic neighborhoods, and ends in Automobile Alley! Along the way, runners pass 168 banners, each bearing the name of one of those who were killed in the Oklahoma City bombing.
The Marathon is a Boston qualifying USATF sanctioned event on a certified (OK-08019-DG) 26.2 mile single loop course.
Course Records – Marathon
2004 Men – Conor Holt of Norman, OK – 2:22:54
2012 Women – Camille Herron of Warr Acres, OK – 2:45:13
Like the Marathon, the Half Marathon course is packed with cheering supporters and the most beautiful neighborhoods in Oklahoma City. Perfect for those who haven’t trained for the full marathon, the Half Marathon experience is as meaningful to participants as runners pass 168 banners, each bearing the name of one of those who were killed in the Oklahoma City bombing.
Course Records – Half Marathon
2015 Men – Scott Smith of Oklahoma City, OK – 1:06:53
2007 Women – Lori Stich Zimmerman of Cedar Creek, TX – 1:20:48
Want to experience the camaraderie and energy of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon with family and friends? Enter a team in the 5-person relay. The race has two 3.1 mile legs, two 6.2 mile legs and one 7.5 mile leg so there are opportunities for runners of all skill levels and walkers are welcome. Relay participants receive all the “extras” marathon and half marathon runners do, including a custom medal for finishing.
Are you looking for a way to participate in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon but are not prepared for the half or full distance? Experience all the excitement and emotion of the race by running or walking in the Memorial 5K. No matter your level of preparation, the Memorial 5K is a great way to participate in the Run to Remember. The Memorial 5K is a timed event.
The Kids Marathon, presented by INTEGRIS, kicks off Sunday, April 30, 2017, in downtown Oklahoma City. We hope to encourage children to live a healthy lifestyle, while teaching the Lessons Learned from the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995. It is a Run to Remember and a race to show that we can each make a difference in this world by living up to the Oklahoma Standard through service, honor and kindness.