Embarrassing story earns runner a free registration

In April, we asked our 3,000-plus fans on facebook, “What’s your most embarrassing running story?” and we’re happy to say our fans did not disappoint. While there were plenty of embarrassingly funny stories to share, one took the cake and it seemed several of you agreed. Tim Bade, 22, from Tulsa received 49 “likes” and […]

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Marathon organizes running tweet-ups for National Running Day

In honor of National Running Day on Wednesday, June 1, organizers of the Williams Route 66 Marathon are hosting two running tweet-ups in the Blue Dome District and South Tulsa. The Blue Dome District running tweet-up will begin at 6:15 p.m. Participants will meet at Fleet Feet Sports, 418 E. 2nd St., for a fun […]

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Sponsors offer registration discounts to members

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma and St. John Health System, both sponsors of the Williams Route 66 Marathon, currently offer Williams Route 66 race registration discounts to members.   Helping their customers and communities to be healthy and well is part of the mission at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma. To encourage […]

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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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