The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon will require participants to either provide proof of vaccination or produce a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their race to participate in the Memorial Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay and 5K. Anyone over 12 years of age participating in the Kids Marathon must also provide the same proof.
These emulate best practices being used in major marathons and public events across the country and throughout the state of Oklahoma.
The changes to the participant policies include:
- If an individual tests positive or has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the event, they are asked not to participate in any of the Marathon events.
- Anyone over the age of 12 running the Memorial Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, 5K or Kids Marathon must provide proof of vaccination or produce a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their race to participate. Participants receive directions on how to upload their information in their confirmation e-mail. Upload it now by visiting marathoncheckin.com and follow a few easy steps. You will need the confirmation text and/or email to pick up your race packet. Proof of vaccination can be the original paper copy, legible photocopy, or digital copy of the official COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Proof of vaccination can be the original paper copy, legible photocopy, or digital copy of the official COVID-19 Vaccination Card.
- Individuals unable to provide proof of full vaccination 14 days prior to race day or a negative test within 72 hours of the race they are registered to run will be unable to pick up their race bib and other necessary materials that allow for participation in the event.
- The OKC Memorial Marathon policy recognizes COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Federal Drug Administration and the World Health Organization. Accepted COVID-19 tests are those that have received FDA emergency use authorization (EUA) and include RT-PCR, RE-LAMP, lateral flow, and rapid antigen tests.
- Masks will be required to enter the medical tents and will be available near the entrance of each tent. All medical volunteers along the race course will be vaccinated.
- Water stops will practice social distancing and have food items individually portioned for runners to pick up. Sanitization stations will be located near all water stops along the course.
- Participants and spectators are expected to follow best practices on personal hygiene, covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing, handwashing and social distancing.