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First Mile Training Kickoff Event Set for July 7


July marks the beginning of marathon and half-marathon training season, the Williams Route 66 Marathon organizers, in conjunction with Fleet Feet Sports Tulsa, are offering a First Mile fun run to Tulsa-area runners and walkers.

Runner and walkers from all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate the First Mile fun run. It is an opportunity for the Tulsa community to log their first training miles together, meet training partners and learn about the official training programs available through Fleet Feet Sports Tulsa.

The training runs and walks will begin at 6:15 p.m. and the post-training party will continue until 8:30 p.m. at Fleet Feet Sports Tulsa’s Blue Dome store, located at 418 E. Second Street. A one-mile, three-mile and five-mile course will available with a mass-start similar to the Williams Route 66 Marathon. The event is free to the public and, upon returning from the course, the evening will include live music, free food and beverage, sno-cones, water slides and free logo gear from previous Route 66 Marathons. Registration for The First Mile event is not required.