November 22-23, 2014

Please register early all races are expected to sell out!


Book rooms now for 2011 marathon weekend

The Doubletree Hotel Tulsa-Downtown returns as the host hotel for the 2011 Williams Route 66 Marathon. It is located at the start line and close to the finish with a sky bridge offering access to the Williams Route 66 Marathon Health, Fitness and Sustainability Expo. The Doubletree, along with other downtown hotels Hyatt and Holiday…


Volunteers needed

Volunteers are still needed for this year’s family of events that include the Quarter Marathon, 5K run and one-mile fun run and walk on Oct. 15 as well as the marathon, half-marathon, marathon relay, 5k run and one-mile fun run and walk on Nov. 19 and 20. As a token of appreciation, all volunteers are…


Tulsa People’s Fit Bits blog offers tips

As the Williams Route 66 Marathon and family events draw near, the Fit Bits blog on continues to offer running and training tips for race participants.  A recent post Called Fit to Be Tied included a video with tips from Fleet Feet’s Drew Barton on how to properly tie running shoes.  The video link…


Local YMCAs offer 5K training program for the Williams Route 66 Marathon

Children can now enroll for a fall 5K and fun run training program, thanks to YMCA Tulsa, and in conjunction with the Williams Route 66 Marathon.  This new six-week program is designed to prepare local children for the 5K race set for Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, during the Williams Route 66 Marathon weekend. The training…


Beer, brats and polka at 2011 Williams Route 66 Quarter Marathon

The Williams Route 66 Quarter Marathon events will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15 to help kick off the fall running season, and through a new partnership announced last week, participants will have the opportunity to take part in one of Tulsa’s greatest festivals and traditions – Oktoberfest. In addition to the recently revealed finisher…


St. John Health System kids medals return for 2011

To provide incentive for the youngest members of the community to take up running, St. John Health System is again providing medals to runners age 17 and under who finish the 5K or fun run on Saturday, Nov. 19. As childhood obesity becomes a growing concern in Oklahoma and the nation, St. John Health System…


Siegfried Health Club membership now available, seminars slated

In support of the Williams Route 66 Marathon family of events, St. John Siegfried Health Club is granting access to all gym facilities at a reduced rate for new members participating in the November events. Special marathon membership includes: Full access to the club beginning on Sept. 6 through marathon weekend (Nov. 19-20). Access to…


Quarter Marathon, Marathon volunteers needed

The Williams Route 66 Quarter Marathon and Marathon is an all-volunteer event benefiting the 61 agencies of the Tulsa Area United Way. Thousands of participants from around the world are training for this year’s Route 66 events. No matter how hard they train they can’t do it without your help. You can help them get…


Featured entertainers: Tulsa Gypsy Fire Belly Dancing

By Dante Schmitz Every year the Route 66 Marathon features a variety entertainment acts for runners. Although the majority of the entertainers are bands and musicians, several variety acts have added a unique and fun essence to the marathon experience since the very beginning. Tulsa Gypsy Fire Belly Dancers have been dancing alongside  runners for…


Williams Route 66 Marathon unveils 2011 family of medals

Organizers of the Williams Route 66 Marathon revealed today the 2011 finisher medal designs for each of the Williams Route 66 events.  The family of medals for November events includes seven different variations to designate different race distances and different runner affiliations.  Also revealed was the design of a coin to be given to marathon…

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