Failure to comply with the rules listed below as well as USATF rules could disqualify you.
There is no Race Day registration. If entries are still available after online registration closes, late registration for available spots in any of the races will be held at the Health & Fitness Expo.
You may change your race until the race sells out. You will be charged the difference in the registration cost based on the date and time you are making the change, plus an administrative fee.
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. All proceeds from the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon benefit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and its year-round operation. The Marathon is the Memorial’s largest fundraiser.
Each participant will receive a final confirmation sent via email during race week. We ask that you review the information sent in your bib confirmation email for accuracy. This is the perfect time to let us know if your address has changed or will change, and if your gender, age, and wheelchair status are correct. This will ensure proper division placement for the official race results. Bring a photo ID and your bib number to the Expo to pick up your packet. If for any reason you do not receive or misplace your final confirmation, please visit the bib look-up computers inside the Expo.
Individuals who cannot pick up their packet can have someone else pick it up if they have your confirmation e-mail and a copy of your photo ID.
There is no packet pick-up on Race Day. Packet pick-up will be held at the Health & Fitness Expo. Packets will NOT be mailed.
You will be notified of your assigned bib number when you receive your final confirmation the Thursday before Race Weekend. Bib number assignments are not available via email and will only be released with final confirmations.
We use 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 Start Line and Finish Line). The digital clocks at the Finish Line display your unofficial time. Official time is determined by the ChronoTrack timing system. To receive an accurate time, please confirm your bib is:
- Clearly visible on the FRONT of the torso.
- Unaltered or modified. Do not fold or wrinkle or you risk breaking the timing chip.
- Pinned in all four corners so the timing chip stays flat.
- Not covered with jackets, water bottles, etc. so as not to block the reading of the timing chip.
- If weather conditions or other physical conditions present a danger to participants, the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon officials maintain the right to cancel the race. Less threatening conditions could cause alteration of the race and/or race course or length of the race to ensure participant, volunteer and community safety. Such conditions fall under the label “Act of God” – and will not result in refunding of any race entry fee or future race credits.
Runners in the Marathon will have 6.5 hours of course support starting from when the last corral is released from the Start Line. If Marathon runners are not to the course split at Mile 7.5 by 8:45am, they will be directed to the Half Marathon course. To complete the Marathon or Relay without being disqualified, you need be at mile 20 by noon, or you will be shuttled to Scissortail Park to enjoy the Finish Line Festival.
Runners in the Half Marathon will have 4.5 hours of course support starting from when the last corral is released from the Start Line. If you are not at Mile 9 by 10:00am, you will be shuttled back to Scissortail Park to enjoy the Finish Line Festival.
Runners in the 5K will have 1.5 hours of course support starting from when the last corral is released from the Start Line.
Runners in the Senior and Kids Marathons will have 1 hour of course support starting from when the last corral is released from the Start Line.
No persons are authorized to be on the course unless they are registered participants or authorized Marathon staff. Therefore, no person shall be allowed to accompany a participant if they are not registered, nor shall any participant be allowed, without the permission of management, to receive assistance or refreshment from anyone during the progress of any race. Any person not properly displaying an official bib number will be directed to leave the course. Failure to comply with this will lead to disqualification.
The following are not allowed on course: backpacks, rucksacks, any over the shoulder item, air tanks, inflatable costumes, bicycles, scooters, strollers (except for the 5K and Kids Marathon where we ask that all strollers be at the back of corral), roller blades, roller skates, any wheeled item other than wheelchairs. No animals with the exception of ADA approved service dogs.
Running belts, hand-held water bottles and clip-on water bottles of less than one liter are allowed. In accordance with USATF guidelines, wheelchair athletes must wear helmets. Thank you for helping us keep the Marathon safe for everyone.
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.
- 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.
- The use of mirrors is not permitted.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- All approved participating wheelchair participants are required to start with the early designated official wheelchair start on race morning. All pre-confirmed, approved pushed wheelchair participants must be registered and will start just after the wheelchair athletes at 6:25am. Please contact us to ensure you and your pushed participant are on our early start list.
- 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 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.
Per USATF rules, gun time is used to determine winners. Tag time (chip time) is used to determine all age-group winners and other award recipients.
Awards are given in the following categories:Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K
- Male and Female Overall | 1st, 2nd, 3rd Masters (40+) | 1st, 2nd, 3rd
- Wheelchairs Overall | 1st, 2nd, 3rd
- Age Groups | 1st, 2nd, 3rd 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
- Non-Binary | 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Overall winners are not eligible for age group awards and are awarded on race day. All other awards, including Relay, will be shipped after the event.
The Boston Marathon accepts qualifying times from the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. Qualifying times for the Boston Marathon vary by age group. The Memorial Marathon will send a complete list of finishers to the BAA about a week after the race.
When registering for the Boston Marathon, enter your finishing time, finishing place, race name, and location and date of the race in the section entitled “Qualification Information.” Be sure to indicate if the time you entered is gun time or tag time (chip time).
The Boston Marathon automatically receives a list of all official finishers of the Memorial Marathon and their tag (chip) and gun times. The time entered on your Boston Marathon registration will be checked against the official time that is on file. For questions regarding qualification for the Boston Marathon, please contact the Boston Athletic Association.
The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is proud to be a qualifying race for the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Rankings.
Any athlete achieving the Automatic Qualifying Time for their age group will receive an immediate invitation to the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships.