Race Day is April 29, 2018. Runners must register online.
Use the Contact Us Form for any registration changes.
Participants must be 16 years of age or older on race day to register for the Marathon, 12 years of age or older for the Half Marathon, and there is no age limit for the Relay or 5K.
Refund & Deferral Policy
The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon has a No Refund / No Deferral policy. All entries are considered final upon payment. Transfers to another person are not allowed. Any athlete who allows someone else to participate in their place will face disqualification from the event and not be allowed to participate in future events. There are no exceptions to this rule as it is a requirement of our insurance provider. Funds raised from the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon are used to support the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and its year round operation.
Participants MUST pick up their race packet, t-shirt, and timing chip in person at the Health & Fitness Expo. You may have someone else pick up your packet if you provide them with your signed packet pickup card (this is the confirmation email you received when you registered) and a copy of their driver’s license.
NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP – PACKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED
Start Times and Finish Lines
- Wheelchair Division – 6:25am
- Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay – 6:30am
- 5K – 6:45am
- Kids Marathon – 8:15am
The Start Line is between 5th and 6th on Harvey Ave. The finish line is located on Broadway between NW 7th Street and NW 8th Street.
Runners in the Marathon will have 6.5 hours of course support starting from when the last corral is released from the Start Line. In order to complete the Marathon without being disqualified, you will need a pace of 15 minutes per mile. If you are not to mile 20 by 11:30am, you will be shuttled to the Finish Line.
All runners receive an email link to their Virtual Race Bag, t-shirt, food and beverages, medical care, if needed and post-race massages. Finishers in each event receive a finisher’s medal.
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.
NO ANIMALS, ROLLER BLADES, SKATES, SCOOTERS OR UNAUTHORIZED BICYCLES ARE PERMITTED ON THE RACE COURSE.
Click here for wheelchair division rules and guidelines.
PowerAde and water will be provided at the Finish Line and at all fluid stations (see course map).
GU Energy Gel
GU, in assorted flavors, will be available at water stop 13. There will be other energy food at stations along the last half of the course. If you trained to a particular flavor we encourage you to bring your own as flavors on the course cannot be guaranteed.
Pace groups will be provided for the following Marathon target finish times: 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:50, 3:55, 4:00, 4:10, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, 5:15, 5:30.
Commemorate your okcMarathon with Sportphoto. Participant photos will be taken at the start line, along the course route and at the finish line. The finish line photography is the only place to get an official shot of YOU crossing the finish line! Photographers will be available for individual and group photos as well, in front of exclusive photo banners just after you pick up your medal. Sportphoto donates a portion of its sales back to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Check this website after the race to purchase your photos online.
Media Partners & Information
KFOR-TV News Channel 4 and The Franchise 107.7 will broadcast the Marathon live on race Sunday from 6-10am.
Go to the #OKCMarathon Results Tent (5th and Broadway) for unofficial results race Sunday. Official results will be posted to the front page of this website as soon as possible and will be printed in The Oklahoman Monday after the race.
Finisher Shirts & Medals
Along with your official #OKCMarathon event shirt, we are proud to award all participants of all events with an exclusive finisher medal. For Marathon and Half Marathon participants only, you will also receive a finisher shirt upon crossing the finish line. Be sure to pick up your medal at the finish line and grab your Marathon or Half Marathon finisher shirt by presenting your tear tag at the tent. You will only be able to receive your Full or Half Marathon shirt and medals for each event on race day. There will be no shirt mail-outs post event.
The Overall Open, Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K and Wheelchair Champions will be given to the winners at the Finish Line. All other first place winners in each age group and Marathon Relay awards will be shipped two weeks after the event.
Race Day Cancellation and Race Alteration Policy
It is the primary goal of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon to provide and ensure a safe event for participants, volunteers and community people alike. We understand the commitment the participants have made in entering the race, however, the decisions regarding race cancellations and/or alterations will be based on the larger community safety as well as the participants.
The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon officials, along with city officials will make decisions regarding the cancellation or alteration of the race. Prior to the race, the Marathon officials will apprise the participants of the weather conditions and how the on-course flag system designation works. Marathon officials will describe any changes that may be decided as a result of weather or other unsafe conditions. In the case of a course evacuation, Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon officials and city police and other city officials will communicate throughout the race course; and will direct participants to safe shelters to await transportation back to the start and/or finish area.
Follow this link for more details about the Relay.
Medical & Emergency Plan
Please complete the medical and emergency information on the back of your bib number with a ballpoint or other waterproof pen – this is very important. Medical Staff members will be ready to assist you at any time. Radio communications personnel will be positioned with medical personnel at intervals along the course. Volunteers at fluid stations are able to assist in finding the nearest radio communicator. Medical personnel will have Vaseline and administer first aid.
The Medical Staff and Marathon Officials have the right to withdraw any runner from the race who appears in distress or at risk. There will be a fully equipped Medical Facility at the Finish Line, staffed by a team of professionals until around 3pm. If you have a health or medical problem at the Finish Line, you will be directed to the Medical Area. Please cooperate if you are asked to go for a checkup. Only runners requiring medical assistance will be permitted in the Medical Area. If you feel as if you need help at any point, please ask for it!
Race Day Cancellation, Race Alteration Policy & Weather Policy
It is the primary goal of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon to provide and ensure a safe event for participants, volunteers and community people alike. We will be diligent in not exposing the participants, the volunteers or the community at large to any undue risk in the production and/or execution of the event. We understand the commitment the participants have made in entering the race, however, the decisions regarding race cancellations and/or alterations will be based on the larger community safety as well as the participants. Moreover, if community resources are threatened, we will act to protect them from unnecessary stress.
When weather conditions or other physical conditions present a danger to the participants as a whole, the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon officials maintain the right to cancel the race. Less threatening conditions could cause alteration of the race and/or the race course or length of the race to further ensure participant, volunteer and community safety. The conditions fall under the “Act of God” – and will not result in refunding of any race entry fee or future race credits. The staging of an event of this magnitude places large financial burden on the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon organization prior to the event date. Thus, in the event of a forced race cancellation or alteration, it is probable that the financial impact on the race would not be any different than if the race was held without compromise.
The Memorial Marathon has contracted with Perry Weather Consultants to monitor our localized venue, at a street-level resolution, for all types of severe weather and any associated risks. We will monitor the temperature, wind, humidity, wet-bulb temperature, rain, lightning and any form of severe weather and then relay it to you and put it at your fingertips. Since we have experienced one form of weather on one part of the course and sun at another mile marker, this will allow us to communicate the weather along the course as it’s happening. We believe this will offer our runners a unique service that redefines how we look at the weather forecast on Race Day.
The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon officials, along with city officials will make decisions regarding the cancellation or alteration of the race. Prior to the race, the Oklahoma City Marathon officials will apprise the participants of the weather conditions and how the on-course flag system designation works. Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon officials will describe any changes that may be decided as a result of weather or other unsafe conditions. In the case of a course evacuation, Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon officials and city police and other city officials will communicate throughout the race course; and will direct participants to safe shelters to await transportation back to the start and/or finish area.