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The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is a Boston qualifying USATF sanctioned event on a certified 26.2-mile single-loop course. It’s been rated one of 12 “must-run” marathons by Runner’s World magazine.

The course begins at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and winds through downtown, Bricktown, past the State Capitol, through northeast Oklahoma City and through some of the city’s most beautiful and historic neighborhoods. Crowds of spectators line the course to cheer on runners. And along the way, 168 banners — each bearing the name of one of those killed in the Oklahoma City bombing — reminds us of Why We Run.

The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is the largest fundraiser for the privately owned and operated Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. As an additional benefit to running in any of the races, each participant will receive one free admission to the Museum.

Marathon Course Map

This fully interactive map enables you to turn layers on and off, view elevations and zoom in and out.
Course Map

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Course Records

Men
Conor Holt of Norman, OK | 2:22:54 (2004)

Women
Stephanie Andre of Bixby, OK | 2:45:07 (2019)

Standard Wheelchair
Richard Vaughn | 4:31:02 (2015)

Hand Crank
Kenneth Lewis | 1:36:43 (2016)

Push Rim
David Satre | 3:11:03 (2018)

The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Wheelchair Division welcomes athletes of all abilities to participate. The information below is designed to help ensure the safety of all participants, spectators, sponsors, vendors and volunteers.

All wheelchairs authorized to participate must abide by the following rules.

  1. All registered wheelchair participants MUST wear a protective helmet to participate in any of the events. The helmet must be worn for the duration of the race with the chin-strap fastened, and bib must be visible on the course at all times.
  2. The use of mirrors is not permitted.
  3. All wheelchairs must be structurally sound (i.e., no cracks in the frame or welds, no loose or missing spokes, etc.). The athlete must be securely seated in the wheelchair and remain so while racing.
  4. It is the responsibility of the athlete to ensure that no part of their lower limbs can fall from their wheelchair to the ground or road during the event.
  5. All wheelchair participants must be able to maintain control of their wheelchair at all times. Race officials may immediately and without warning disqualify from the event and remove from the course any participant whose racing style is considered by such official to be dangerous, interfere with other participants or fail to yield the right of way to other participants or volunteers.
  6. Registered participants may request to push a wheelchair on the course. All special requests should be emailed and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The deadline to make a request is one month before Race Day. Please use the contact form.
  7. The following wheelchairs are prohibited on all of the official race courses, with the exception of number six above: electric or motorized wheelchairs, sports chairs (i.e., basketball wheelchairs) and bobsleds.
  8. All approved participating wheelchair participants are required to start with the early designated official wheelchair start on race morning. All approved pushed wheelchair participants must start at the back of the corrals.
  9. All wheelchair athletes competing in the event must check in with the Race Timer with the wheelchair they will use in the race no later than 30 minutes before the start of the race on the morning of the event to ensure that the chair meets the event safety requirements. The decision of the Race Timer is final.

If the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Staff believe that a wheelchair or the athlete using it represents a safety risk, they are authorized to disqualify the athlete from the event and prohibit them from participating. The athlete shall not receive a registration fee refund for failing to follow the above policy and missing the opportunity to participate.

The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is proud to be a qualifying race for the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Rankings.

The year-long rankings period offers more than 250 events on which to score points. View the full list here.

Up to your best two scores during the Series will count towards your final ranking and determine who gets invited to the 2022 Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championships which take place as part of the TCS London Marathon on October 2, 2022. If you are interested in your world ranking, you must build a profile and “claim your result” at Abbottwmm.com, otherwise you will not have a chance to join our community of marathon runners from around the world or be invited to the World Championship!

Search by name, age group and gender to see your current world ranking.

World Rankings

Below is a Beginner’s Marathon Program developed by three-time Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon winner, world record holder and Oklahoma native Camille Herron. The 16-week program is designed to provide you with the resources needed leading up to race day.

Download Training Program (PDF)

Training Groups

If you’re looking to meet new friends in your area and train with runners practicing for a goal race in OKC, check out the groups below who are all looking for the same opportunities as you and start training today!

The Run to Remember Podcast
Weekly episodes leading up to race day provide training tips, motivation, information about the course and discussions with runners and community members. The podcast, hosted by Kristin Fares, celebrates the spirit of the Run to Remember and reminds us of Why We Run.

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