Distance: 26.20 mi
Type: Loop, Road
Difficulty: 4 / 10
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Filed Under: Running
Listed in January 2005 Runner's World magazine
among the 12 "Must Run" marathons in the world.
Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon
?A very moving marathon. It starts right next to the memorial for the 168 people who died in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. You can see the different-sized chairs that symbolize the dead?little chairs for the kids, and big chairs for adults. After the race, runners leave notes and bib numbers on the remembrance wall near the finish. It?s amazing. You never forget it.?
Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is a Boston qualifying USATF sanctioned event on a certified (OK-03019-BB) 26.2 mile single loop course.
Championship Timing ensures everyone receives an accurate time (awards are based on gun time).
Traffic control for at least 6 hours. Later finishers will be supported.
Early start for those marathoners expecting to finish over 6 hours. To start early and receive an official time you must be at the starting line no later than 4:15am for a 4:30am start.
All marathon participants receive a goody bag, t-shirt, poster, and heartland hospitality both on and off the course (food, beverage and availability of medical care and massage to aid your recovery). Marathon finishers also receive a finisher?s shirt and a custom marathon finisher?s medal.
Course map available at:
The marathon starts on the east side of the Oklahoma City National Memorial in downtown OKC.