November 22-23, 2014

Please register early all races are expected to sell out!


Volunteer opportunity evolves into passion for running

Brandi Cook received a phone call in 2011 with a special request for her engagement in the Williams Route 66 Quarter Marathon. As coach of Union High School’s 9th Grade Cheer Squad, her cheerleaders had just what the race participants needed – some high energy spirit.   As her and her squad volunteered at the…


Featured entertainer: Good Culture

Edmond band travels to Tulsa for race day events  It’s new. It’s good. It’s Good Culture, an indie electronic rock band previously known as Cordell. With original catchy tunes like “Lost Angeles,” their fresh sound is influenced by artists like Grouplove, Imagine Dragons and The Killers. Although the Good Culture band members are young, their…


Nutritional tips: Timed meals

Keep up with eating your timed meals each and every day. Your breakfast remains just as important as your lunch and dinner. You have spent several weeks building up muscle to adapt to the distance. Don’t highly restrict your calories at this point or your performance will fall. Give yourself the permission to eat each…


Marathon and half marathon expected to sell out soon

Based on historical registration data, event directors expect the marathon and half marathon to possibly sell out as early as this weekend and all races to sell out before race weekend. “In previous years, it has been common for over 20% of marathon and half marathon participants to register for the Williams Route 66 Marathon…


Nutritional Tips: Fluids

Don’t forget that your body still requires fluid as our weather shifts into fall. It might not seem that hot now when you run but these final weeks leading up to the marathon still count for proper fluid intake. If you sweat profusely, check your weight change after your training runs and replace what you…


Enthusiastic runner scheduled to participate in Williams Route 66 Marathon

Over the past two years, Dave Mari has started taking running pretty seriously – consistently competing in races and joining various running clubs. To date, Mari has completed an overwhelming number of races: 56 marathons and 67 half marathons.


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.


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…


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…


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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