Run on the Mother of all Roads. The Williams Route 66 Marathon showcases the best of what Tulsa has to offer! Start your race in downtown Tulsa, home of the largest concentration of Art Deco architecture outside of Miami, and then make your way through Tulsa’s vibrant and diverse neighborhoods and the campus of Tulsa University. If there’s one thing you can count on at the Williams Route 66 Marathon, it’s tons of on-course support from the local community and plenty of fun. Our neighborhoods host block parties all along the course to welcome and cheer on the runners! The Williams Route 66 Marathon is a USATF certified course and a Boston Qualifier (see Boston Athletics Association for qualifying times)
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Take the option to add on an extra 0.3-miles onto your race at the Center of the Universe Detour for the “World’s Shortest Ultramarathon,” or head straight to the finish at Guthrie Green and enjoy the post-race party!
We’re proud to welcome members of the Marathon Maniacs and the 50 States Marathon Club for a marathon-sized reunion each year! No race rolls out the red carpet for these frequent marathoners and half marathoners quite like we do. Click here to get more information about all of the incredible perks we offer FREE to club members!
If the marathon isn’t enough of a challenge, consider signing up for the “the Double!” Participants will receive special pricing on the marathon and 5k when registering for both at the same time. Click here for more information on our 5k event and click here to register!
This year’s finisher medal is the second in our series of five iconic Route 66 landmarks leading up to our 20th-anniversary celebration.
Styled after the iconic Goodwill store sign located on Route 66 (Southwest Boulevard), this year’s medal has a 1950s retro feel that evokes a bygone era with an eye toward the future. As we celebrate 16 years of Rocking the Route in Tulsa, we’ve got our eye on our 20th anniversary! Make sure you register now to secure your spot at the start line and your right to earn the second in our Route 66 icons medal series.
Fun fact: The sign isn’t the only unique thing about the Goodwill store on Route 66! The store itself is designed in an art deco style, a nod to Tulsa’s status as the second-largest concentration of art deco architecture outside of Miami.
The Williams Route 66 Marathon is pleased to announce the third medal of the Oklahoma Standard Challenge series for Kindess. We've teamed up again in 2023 with the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon and the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum to demonstrate the resiliency of Oklahomans.
Participants in the marathon and half marathon will receive a white full-zip jacket with two fully zippered pockets for your gels, keys, and whatever else you might need on the run. We chose a moisture-wicking material that is resistant to pills and snags so you’ll be able to wear it out and about no matter where your day takes you.
ADDITIONAL RACE INFORMATION
Participants in the marathon must be 16 years of age or older on race day.