Mascot Mile added to 2011 schedule of events

The 2011 Williams Route 66 Marathon weekend, slated for Nov. 19-20, 2011, now includes a Mascot Mile.  Area mascots have the opportunity to compete for bragging rights as Tulsa’s fastest character.  Mascot Mile, set for Saturday, Nov. 19, is a one-mile fun run open to all Tulsa-area mascots.  Sports, retail, restaurant and other mascots are […]

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Route 66 Partner a LIVESTRONG Finalist

In 2011, the Williams Route 66 Marathon is partnering the Tulsa-area YMCA to promote health, running and fitness to the Tulsa community. We are pleased to share that the YMCA in Tulsa is now a  finalist to receive funding through LIVESTRONG’s Community Impact Project to implement LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, a physical activity and well-being […]

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Williams Route 66 Marathon wins third place in national medal competition.

The Williams Route 66 Marathon, in its sixth year, finished third in a competition recognizing the best 25 marathon medals in North America in 2010. Marathon & Beyond, a 15-year-old, international bimonthly magazine tailored for marathoners and ultramarathoners, conducted the competition with a panel of 22 judges and announced the results in its May/June 2011 […]

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St. Louis Couple Gets Fooled

Mike Boettge, a half marathon veteran from the St. Louis area, ran his first marathon in Tulsa in 2009.  The My First Marathon medal enticed him to Tulsa, and he loved the race.  He was so impressed with the Williams Route 66 Marathon that he talked his fiancé, Becky Maresca, into running her first half […]

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April social media contest: your funny running story

The Williams Route 66 Marathon is reintroducing our social media contest for the 2011 family of events. Each month we will give away one free entry to the 2011 Williams Route 66 family of races to one lucky participant. For the month of April, we want to hear your funny running story. Simply post your […]

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Visit Route 66 Marathon’s photo booth in Oklahoma City

If you’re attending the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Health and Fitness Expo, Williams Route 66 Marathon invites you to visit our booth and say “cheese.” In addition to displaying our award-winning medals and information on this year’s race, the Williams Route 66 Marathon exhibit will feature a free photo booth. We invite all attendees to […]

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Featured artist: Dante & the Hawks

Dante & the Hawks will be featured as one of the main stage act at the 2011 Williams Route 66 Marathon. Finishers of the marathon, half marathon and relay will cross the finish line into a world of celebration, hydration and music, thanks to the Hawks. The Hawks have been performing at live music venues […]

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April 1 v. April Fools

The official, sanctioned April 1 Williams Route 66 Marathon newsletter arrived in runners’ inboxes in the late afternoon hours of Friday, April 1.  This is in place of the April Fools’ Day newsletter that each person received earlier on April 1.  We hope you enjoyed reading the faux stories, and had as much fun reading the newsletter […]

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Website redesign includes language translation, easier navigation

The two websites of the Williams Route 66 Marathon family, including www.route66marathon.com and www.quartermarathon.com, recently underwent a major redesign to provide easier navigation and use by all participants.  The site also includes a translation button to allow international users to read the website in their native language. “Each year, the Williams Route 66 Marathon and […]

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April Fools!

April Fools from the Route 66 Marathon! We hope you enjoyed our April Fools newsletter as much as we enjoyed creating it. We are happy to report that the Cash for Minutes program is a complete hoax. The finisher medals will have standard length ribbons. Charlie Sheen is not scheduled to run the 2011 Route […]

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