April 1 v. April Fools

The official, sanctioned April 1 Williams Route 66 Marathon newsletter arrived in runners’ inboxes in the late afternoon hours of Friday, April 1.  This is in place of the April Fools’ Day newsletter that each person received earlier on April 1.  We hope you enjoyed reading the faux stories, and had as much fun reading the newsletter as we had in the writing of it. 

We are happy to report that the Cash for Minutes program is a complete hoax, the finisher medals will have standard length ribbons, unfortunately Charlie Sheen is not scheduled to run the 2011 Route 66 Marathon and the official marathon distance will remain 26.2 miles. Finally, our mostly black and white newsletter was no greener than our regular format and you can’t buy carbon offsets for it. The good news is that you can forward it as many times as you want with a clear conscience.

Even if we aren’t boasting the world’s longest ribbon, I promise that we are, in fact, working to make this year’s family of medals better than ever.

Happy April Fools’ Day, and good luck in your spring training for our great fall race.  I look forward to seeing many of you at the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon and expo next month.