New course finalized

Highlights include downtown start, return to Brookside and The University of Tulsa The Williams Route 66 Marathon, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, will feature new courses this year. The changes were necessary to accommodate the increased participation in the races and the change to a two-day format. “We spent a great […]

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Michelob Ultra sponsors detour, assembles team to participate

The directors of the Williams Route 66 Marathon recently announced Michelob Ultra’s sponsorship of the Center of the Universe Detour. Michelob Ultra is also assembling a team of approximately 60 runners to participate in the family of events. The Michelob Ultra running team was formed two years ago with the dissolution of the 180 Energy […]

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Pace times set for 2011 events

Pace groups and times are set for the 2011 Williams Route 66 Marathon and Half Marathon, with two new pace times added for the half marathon. “Registration increases in the Williams Route 66 half marathon, as well as increases in interest in the half marathon distances in general, caused us to add two pace groups […]

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Explore Tulsa features marathon, official health club

A local travel show featuring people, places and attractions throughout Tulsa recently aired a story featuring the Williams Route 66 Marathon events and the special membership being offered by St. John Siegfried Health Club, the marathon’s official gym. To see the entire video and details of the Health Club’s special programs and services for marathon […]

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Book rooms now for 2011 marathon weekend

The Doubletree Hotel Tulsa-Downtown returns as the host hotel for the 2011 Williams Route 66 Marathon. It is located at the start line and close to the finish with a sky bridge offering access to the Williams Route 66 Marathon Health, Fitness and Sustainability Expo. The Doubletree, along with other downtown hotels Hyatt and Holiday […]

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Volunteers needed

Volunteers are still needed for this year’s family of events that include the Quarter Marathon, 5K run and one-mile fun run and walk on Oct. 15 as well as the marathon, half-marathon, marathon relay, 5k run and one-mile fun run and walk on Nov. 19 and 20. As a token of appreciation, all volunteers are […]

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Tulsa People’s Fit Bits blog offers tips

As the Williams Route 66 Marathon and family events draw near, the Fit Bits blog on TulsaPeople.com continues to offer running and training tips for race participants.  A recent post Called Fit to Be Tied included a video with tips from Fleet Feet’s Drew Barton on how to properly tie running shoes.  The video link […]

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Local YMCAs offer 5K training program for the Williams Route 66 Marathon

Children can now enroll for a fall 5K and fun run training program, thanks to YMCA Tulsa, and in conjunction with the Williams Route 66 Marathon.  This new six-week program is designed to prepare local children for the 5K race set for Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, during the Williams Route 66 Marathon weekend. The training […]

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Beer, brats and polka at 2011 Williams Route 66 Quarter Marathon

The Williams Route 66 Quarter Marathon events will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15 to help kick off the fall running season, and through a new partnership announced last week, participants will have the opportunity to take part in one of Tulsa’s greatest festivals and traditions – Oktoberfest. In addition to the recently revealed finisher […]

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St. John Health System kids medals return for 2011

To provide incentive for the youngest members of the community to take up running, St. John Health System is again providing medals to runners age 17 and under who finish the 5K or fun run on Saturday, Nov. 19. As childhood obesity becomes a growing concern in Oklahoma and the nation, St. John Health System […]

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