Volunteering: More than meets the eye
Thousands of people around the world will train for months to get to the Williams Route 66 Marathon, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma. However, without the help of volunteers, these individuals are unable to cross the starting line, much less the finish line.
Coordinating a successful marathon is a major undertaking that is simply not possible without the efforts of more than 2,000 volunteers.
From humor to encouragement, every volunteer brings his or her own personality to the race. Whether passing out t-shirts or awarding competitors with a medal, each role is equally important – and rewarding. Volunteers at the Williams Route 66 Marathon return to assist year after year, making lifelong friends and creating moments that last forever.
Volunteers can also rest assured that their efforts enhance Tulsa and its local economy. The races have an economic impact of $5,000,000 each year. As an added bonus, the Williams Route 66 Marathon benefits the following local charities.
- Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
- Folds of Honor Foundation
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Oklahoma Chapter
- Tulsa Area United Way
- Tulsa Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
All volunteers will receive the following.
- 10th Anniversary Medal,
- 10th Anniversary T-Shirt
- Goodie Bag
- Invitation to our Volunteer Thank You Party
We will begin accepting applications to volunteer at the 2016 Williams Route 66 Marathon in June 2016.