There's Something for Everyone in '21!

July 9, 2021

The 21st Annual Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon has an event for everyone and now we’re making it even easier to participate all weekend long! Whether it’s your first time running or you have Ran Them All, be sure to experience the #RUNtoREMEMBER in one of these powerful ways, plus you’ll receive extra swag!

Why We Run Weekend Series

The WHY WE RUN Weekend Series, presented by INASMUCH Foundation is a way for you to double the events you participate in and your impact! In the Series, you’ll run the 5K on Saturday and the Marathon or Half Marathon on Sunday. In addition to the event shirt and medal for both races you run, you’ll also get a Why We Run Series medal and shirt!

To sign up, click the button below. Select the Why We Run Weekend Series you want to participate in instead of individually signing up for each race. If you have already signed up and would like to change your registration to the series, please contact us.

Oklahoma Standard Challenge

The Oklahoma Standard Challenge is back and in-person this year! The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon and the Williams Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa have teamed up to show the unity between the people in our great state. Run the Marathon or Half Marathon in Oklahoma City, then run the Marathon or Half Marathon in Tulsa, and you’ll receive a special commemorative Oklahoma Standard medal at the Williams Route 66 Marathon Finish Line!

Over the next three years, each medal will highlight one of the three tenants of the #OklahomaStandard – Service, Honor, and Kindness. This year, we focus on Service – on April 19, 1995, Oklahomans united in the face of the devastating Oklahoma City bombing, showing up to serve their community in any way they could. That spirit of generosity still lives in Oklahomans today, and we call it the Oklahoma Standard. Learn more here.

Governor’s Relay Challenge

For the third year in a row, Governor Kevin Stitt is challenging Oklahomans to beat his Relay team during the 2021 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. Any Relay Team that signs up and participates will be automatically entered to compete against the Governor’s relay team. If your team’s overall time beats Governor Stitt’s relay team, you will receive an “I Beat the Gov” running shirt that will be mailed to runners after October 3.