Guthrie teenager wins Tovander Award

Mason Harvey, 13, lost 85 pounds through diet and exercise and founded Strivefor85 to inspire others The Williams Route 66 Marathon board of directors, along with the Tovander family, have announced Mason Harvey as the 2012 Kjell Tovander Award recipient. Harvey will be honored Saturday evening, Nov. 17, during the race’s annual V.I.P. party at […]

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Williams employee leads in fundraising for the United Way

Amy, a Williams employee, has been leading the pack in fundraising for the Run United! program, which aligns with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Corporate Challenge at the Williams Route 66 Marathon. Using the email tools provided on Active.com, Amy has made a number of personalized, heart-felt requests to her friends and family. “My parents […]

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Register for the 5K Run and Walk and Fun Run at the Expo Friday.

Less than 300 5K entries and less than 500 Fun Run entries go on sale this Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Williams Route 66 Marathon Health, Fitness and Sustainability Expo at the Tulsa Convention Center. All of Sunday’s races are sold out, but there is still room to participate in the 5K and 1-Mile […]

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Get protection along the course

ICE.events offers immediate access to medical info Your safety is extremely important to us. In an effort to protect our athletes, we are happy to inform you that Williams Route 66 Marathon is officially registered with  ICE.events. ICE.events (In Case of Emergency) is a system connecting your bib number to your identification, medical information and emergency contacts. Participants will […]

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Fundraising is important element of new Corporate Challenge

Fundraising continues until Nov. 30. When the finish line shuts down, there will be still be time for Corporate Challenge teams to vie for the top titles. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Corporate Challenge is judged on three types of criteria: participation, performance and fundraising. Teams receive one participation credit for each mile an employee walks/runs in […]

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iPhone app adds convenience to events

Need race details at your fingertips? There’s an app for that!   Williams Route 66 Marathon is excited to announce their first app presented by WPX Energy. The app offers details on the events, places, news, runners, course maps, sponsors, social networks and other information. Compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Download your app […]

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Nutritional Tip: Make it count

Make every meal count this week. Be mindful of your choices and make sure half of your plate consists of carb-based food items. Don’t let temptations overrule but count down the days to celebrate when you have crossed the finish line. Have fun picking out your celebration dinner for Sunday night and enjoy what you […]

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Blog contest offers a free entry into next year’s race

Win an entry into the 2013 marathon or half marathon As you blog your thoughts and prepare for this year’s race, you could win an entry into the 2013 Williams Route 66 Marathon or Half Marathon. All you have to do is keep some simple guidelines in mind. View our Facebook page for the contest […]

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#Rt66Run Blogger’s Lounge

Social Media Tulsa and Verizon join efforts on new event  Thanks to the help of Social Media Tulsa and Verizon, we’re able to announce the first Bloggers Lounge. This gathering place will be available within the Health, Fitness & Sustainability Expo and will offer a location for people to charge your devices and connect with […]

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Blue Cross and YMCA partner in 5K training program for kids

For the second consecutive year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma has partnered with the YMCA Tulsa again this year for the Kids 5K Training Program. The YMCA Tulsa hosts the six-week program that is designed to prepare local children for the 5K race set for Saturday, Nov. 17 during the Williams Route 66 Marathon […]

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