Support a Runner
Runners rely on the crowd, the cheers, and the signs to motivate them through the miles ahead. The fans are their fuel!
Support a Fundraiser Team
Did you know, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum does not receive annual operating funds from federal, state or local governments? To operate the Outdoor Memorial, the Memorial Museum and ensure students and visitors experience our mission of meeting violence with vigilance, we rely on donations from people like you. All runners are encouraged to get Tied to Our Mission by starting their own fundraising campaigns, but you don’t have to be a runner to participate, you can even give here with our simple and secure donate form.
Let others know about the Marathon, the fundraising efforts or updates on a specific runner. Use social media to spread the word. Be sure to follow us @OKCMarathon and use #RunOKC!
Join in the Fun on Race Day!
The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is inspiring no matter if you are on the track or the sidelines. The event brings together the energy of a major sporting event, mind boggling physical achievements and our inspirational mission. Set before the backdrop of some of Oklahoma City’s most scenic sights and charming neighborhoods, there is no better way to spend an April morning than to cheer on the runners at the Marathon. Check out these unbelievable Oklahoma City neighborhoods and the unique character they bring to the race!
Best Places to Watch the Race!
- THE START – Like no other in the world, as poignant and breathtaking as you’ll find.
- BRICKTOWN – (Mile 1-2) As runners get settled in, anticipation is high. The race has not begun to string out yet, so the effect of seeing thousands of runners is stunning.
- STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX – (Mile 3) The Oklahoma State Capitol is a beautiful setting and the ease of access make this a perfect place to view.
- SPARROW PARK / EDGEMERE PARK – (Mile 5-6) Robinson entrance from 36th. Watch runners as the road winds through historic neighborhoods with room to view from the east side of park.
- CROWN HEIGHTS / GORILLA HILL / IRISH ALLEY – (Miles 6-8) 38th and Shartel; just beyond the 1st Relay handoff and on to where the Half Marathon turns around at Bishop McGuinness High School. See wonderful neighborhoods and experience some incredible support and spirit as Half and Full marathoners get settled in.
- NICHOLS HILLS / WAVERLY AVE. – (Mile 11) between Wilshire and Britton: From here, runners are well spread out and easy to view for this festive neighborhood atmosphere.
- NICHOLS HILLS / GRAND BLVD – (Mile 19-20) Park at Nichols Hills Plaza or lot at 63rd and Grand. You can easily proceed downtown to watch the finish.
- CLASSEN BLVD – (Mile 20-21) Between 63rd and 50th. This is a long stretch on Classen and includes the 20-Mile mark, which is an important point for the runners to have support.
- 18TH AND CLASSEN – (Mile 23-24) Just before the course turns east towards Broadway Avenue and finish. Historic Mesta Park greets spectators and runners, and leads to one of the oldest, most scenic neighborhoods – Heritage Hills.
- THE FINISH – 12th and Broadway Avenue on South to the finish at 5th. See the mass of people on the straightaway, finishing to the cheers of enthusiastic crowds.