Voted one of the 12 ‘must-run’ marathons in the world by Runner’s World magazine, these 26.2 miles are packed with cheering supporters and the most beautiful neighborhoods in Oklahoma City. The course begins alongside the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, winds through the capitol, Lake Hefner trail, and Oklahoma City’s historic neighborhoods, and finally ends back at the Gates of Time. Along the way, runners pass 168 banners, each bearing the name of one of the bombing victims, an important reminder of the marathon’s goal of honoring the fallen, their families and those who survived. The Oklahoma City Marathon is unlike any other race on earth, both beautiful and uplifting. If you have ever aspired to the distance, you should not miss it.
SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014, 6:30am
The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is a Boston qualifying USATF sanctioned event on a certified (OK-08019-DG) 26.2 mile single loop course.
If you register at the Expo for the Full Marathon you will NOT BE ABLE to switch to the Half Marathon. If you register for the Full Marathon and run the Half Marathon course you will be disqualified.
Entrants must be 16 years of age or older on race day to register for the Memorial Marathon.
The start line is located at 5th and Harvey Ave.
The finish line is located on Broadway between NW 7th Street and NW 8th Street
Streets will be closed for 6.5 hours. Later finishers will be supported but we cannot guarantee that you will receive an official time. If you anticipate taking longer than 6 hours to complete the marathon course, please utilize the early start.
For those marathoners (full marathon only) expecting to finish over 6 hours, if you start early and run under 5:00 (reach the finish line before 10:00 am) you will be disqualified. 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. There is no aid on course until 6:30am. The course is well marked, but you are responsible for knowing the course and providing for your own fluid needs until the race officially starts at 6:30.
For full guidelines on early start (Click Here)
Pace groups will be provided for the following Marathon target finish times: 3:20, 3:30, 3:40, 3:50, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00. For more information, contact Red Coyote at email@example.com.
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.
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.
Men -2004 - Conor Holt of Norman, OK - 2:22:54
Women - 2012 - Camille Herron of Warr Acres, OK - 2:45:13