In This Episode
Host Kristin Fares is joined by running ambassador Mark Bravo, who offers up helpful training tips, and civic leader Chris Fleming. You won’t want to miss his story recalling his first Memorial Marathon. More guests include Oklahoma City Manager Craig Freeman talking about the course. And Race Director Kari Watkins is joined by Operations Director Jordan Ward for a behind-the-scenes look at the Marathon.
S2 : E4•January 26, 2023
Get all the details of the Memorial Marathon’s new partnership with Griffin Media and KWTV News 9, plus find out how to prevent running injuries and why the Marathon is the “Goldilocks” of races.
S2 : E3•January 19, 2023
This week we explore the mission of the Memorial and Marathon, discuss marathoning and motherhood and find out how the Marathon honors the lives of lost loved ones.
S2 : E1•January 05, 2023
Welcome back to season 2 of the Run to Remember podcast! Meet the new race director of operations, get race-ready tips from a marathon training roundtable and find out #whywerun from Sara Sweet.
S1 : E17•April 28, 2022
That’s a wrap! The 2022 OKC Memorial Marathon is in the history books and runners and winners share their race weekend experience with host Kristin Fares and Race Director Kari Watkins.
S1 : E16•April 22, 2022
From the floor of the Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, the Run to Remember podcast host and Marathon race director talk to runners, family members of bombing victims, survivors, community members and some of the legends in the sport.
S1 : E15•April 21, 2022
For this race week episode, you’ll hear from representatives of the Boston Marathon and Abbott World Marathon Majors. Two past winners weigh in on the significance of the race and update us on what they’re doing now. Plus, discover a can’t-miss OKC tradition that takes place downtown on race week.
S1 : E14•April 14, 2022
Police and fire chiefs recall their response to the scene of the bombing. A legendary football coach discusses his connection to the tragedy and the foundation he created as a result. Go behind the scenes with the producers of the free Friday night concert. And find out what to expect at this year’s Health & Fitness Expo.
S1 : E13•April 07, 2022
In this episode, you’ll meet our host’s daughter as they discuss their marathon training journey, learn of the connection between an NBA team and the OKC National Memorial & Museum, find out where the Marathon route intersects with Route 66, and hear from the sponsor of the Half Marathon race.
S1 : E12•March 31, 2022
Learn more about the Governor’s Relay Challenge, pick up strength and nutrition tips from a pair of running coaches, get the latest health update on the race, and meet a representative of OKC’s Latino community, who talks about the 5K race.
S1 : E11•March 24, 2022
Meet a running legend who’s stayed the course despite a series of setbacks, hear from a woman who’s enjoying success in a traditionally male-dominated field, learn about the Heritage Hills and Mesta Park neighborhoods, and meet a businesswoman and mom who’s running her first marathon.
S1 : E10•March 17, 2022
Hear from a father who is half of an inspirational running duo, meet another legend in running, learn about the beginnings of Oklahoma City’s Asian District and its place along the course, and share in the story of a local runner who’s training for her very first marathon.
S1 : E9•March 10, 2022
Hear one of the legends of running talk about his love for the sport, meet a four-time OKC Memorial Marathon winner, check out a playlist specifically created just for runners, and learn more about the Marathon’s health and wellness partner.
S1 : E8•March 03, 2022
Meet one of the founding fathers of the OKC Memorial Marathon, pick up fueling tips from a pair of nutritionists, hear about one of the newer neighborhoods along the course and go behind the scenes with two runners who have participated in every single Memorial Marathon.
S1 : E7•February 24, 2022
In this episode, you’ll hear from two KFOR-TV on-air personalities, get tips from a longtime running coach, meet the mayor of The Village and learn what representatives from the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau think is the biggest strength that the city has to offer.
S1 : E6•February 17, 2022
Meet the executive chairman of the Memorial Marathon’s presenting sponsor, learn about the Yukon Runners and Walkers club, get to know leaders from the Voice of Praise Baptist Church, and hear from the head of the Downtown OKC Partnership.
S1 : E5•February 10, 2022
Meet the wife of one of the Super Bowl coaches, get running tips from online trainers, go behind the course with an Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice and hear from the Marathon medical directors.
S1 : E4•February 03, 2022
Learn the story behind one of the Marathon’s best course traditions, plus hear from a rapper and Emmy Award-winning artist, get running and race day tips from a longtime Landrunners trainer and meet the new chairman of the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.
S1 : E3•January 27, 2022
Get the latest training, gear and nutrition tips from the owners of Red Coyote. Go behind the scenes with the Marathon’s longtime race announcer. Hear the fascinating story behind the Deep Deuce section of the course. And meet two key players who are working diligently to make this race a success.
S1 : E2•January 20, 2022
A running ambassador, civic leaders and race representatives talk about the Run to Remember and why it’s so important to the community. Plus, get an inside glimpse at what it takes to put on an event of this magnitude.
S1 : E1•January 12, 2022
Learn about the Run to Remember from the perspective of those most impacted by the bombing — family members, survivors and first responders. Plus, get training tips from a Hall of Fame runner and hear from the Oklahoma City mayor and Memorial Marathon race director.