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Marathon promotes, assists in green travel

The Williams Route 66 Marathon, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, is devoted to implementing sustainable efforts to provide a green race for participants, spectators and the benefit of the city. There are several procedures we’re undergoing in order to reduce our carbon footprint and we invite all our out-of-town participants to join us in these efforts.

We have a sustainable page available on the website that outlines our efforts, plan for certification from the Council for Responsible Sport and resources to help you plan a green trip. Recommendations for carpooling, housing and recycling can be found on the sustainable page.

Additionally, runners and walkers who wish to donate their retired running shoes can bring them to the Health, Fitness and Sustainability Expo, presented by St. John Health System, Nov. 18-19 at the Tulsa Convention Center, where they will be collected at the Tulsa Masters Recycling booth and donated to the Day Center for the Homeless. Discarded clothing articles along the race route will be collected by Youth Services of Tulsa.

Finally, OG&E Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) can also be purchased at the Tulsa Master Recyclers booth at the Health, Fitness and Sustainability Expo.