Marathon seeks to set new world record with “Running Man”

Runners and spectators from across the country and world will attempt to set a world record at the beginning of the Williams Route 66 Marathon, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, on Sunday, Nov. 20.  At the race’s start line, participants can choose to do ‘The Running Man’ dance to celebrate the spirit and fun of the marathon.

Spectators, friends and family are also invited to participate in the dance to increase the chances of obtaining the record.    The Running Man record attempt will take place at approximately 7:55 a.m. at the start line of the race, position at 7th and Main streets in downtown Tulsa.

“We consider our marathon a celebration: a celebration of training, of hard work, and of accomplishment,” said Chris Lieberman, executive director of Tulsa Route 66 Marathon, Inc.  “This world-record attempt is a fun way to celebrate running and relieve a little stress at the starting line.”

Watch the instructional video to learn the moves then join us at the start line.