November 22-23, 2014

Please register early all races are expected to sell out!

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Blue Cross employee goes from volunteer to race participant

Shannon Williams, a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma employee, is participating in his first Williams Route 66 Marathon event this year. Shannon’s motivation to register came from his past involvement as coordinator of a water stop hosted by his company.

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Volunteers needed on Nov. 16-18

Work behind the scenes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday The Williams Route 66 Marathon, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, is just a month away. More than 1,500 volunteers are needed to help the events occur smoothly. Volunteers are needed to coordinate packet pick-up at the Health, Fitness and Sustainability Expo on…

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Featured entertainers: DJ Demko and DJ Matt

DJ Demko and DJ Matt plan to liven the race course To keep things upbeat along the course, Entertainment Director Dante Schmitz is securing a variety of artists for race weekend. Among these entertainers are two DJs, DJ Demko and DJ Matt, both of which are ready to rock your socks off. DJ Demko of…

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Laughlin lives it up

Weight loss blogger makes appearance at the Williams Route 66 Marathon Come meet popular blogger Mama Laughlin at the Williams Route 66 Marathon Health, Fitness & Sustainability Expo on Saturday, Nov. 17. When Mama Laughlin is not writing about her healthy new lifestyle, she living it. In her blog entries, she documents her day-to-day life,…

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Featured Entertainer: Stephen Speaks

The Williams Route 66 Marathon is proud to feature pop music artist “Stephen Speaks,” founded by Rockwell Ryan Ripperger in 2000. Since then, Ripperger has played around the world with hundreds of artists.    “I remember when I first started playing guitar at 13, and it looked impossible. It felt impossible,” Ripperger said recently on…

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“Mascot Dash” provides family fun

Grab your camera! The second annual Mascot Dash will be held during the Williams Route 66 Marathon weekend. Join us at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 when this fierce team of entertainers will make their way down the Tulsa city streets. This unique and exciting event follows the 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk….

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YMCA helps local children train for races

YMCA of Greater Tulsa is coordinating a fall 5K and fun run training program for kids ages 5 to 12. This six-week program is designed to prepare local children for the 5K race set for Nov. 17. The training programs begin in October and continue through the week of Nov. 5. Each week, children will participate in…

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Nutritional Tips: Carbohydrates

Now is the time to make sure you’re eating carbs at each and every meal. Don’t mistake this for carb-loading but rather make it a point to have at least one carb food on your plate. Breakfast items include bread (toast, bagel, English muffin), any fruit or fruit juice, dairy (yogurt, milk), hot cereals (oatmeal,…

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“Team Eitan” Blog #2

Running culture: The same in every culture Eitan Hermon is an amputee runner from Israel who will be participating in the 2012 Williams Route 66 Marathon. I cannot tell you how proud I am to be from Israel. To put it simply, it’s my homeland. It’s where my family roots are – going back to my…

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Half marathoner to receive distinguished title at Route 66 events

Among the most prestigious runners competing in the Williams Route 66 Marathon events, Maureen Bowen of Raleigh, North Carolina, will be completing her 50th and final state in a Half Marathon Challenge. It all began with her original goal, set three years ago, to compete in 50 states by her 50th birthday in July 2014.”I’m very…

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