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)
8:00 AM CST
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!
The Williams Route 66 Marathon is a Boston-qualifying race that is run on a USATF certified course throughout 26.2 miles of the historic and scenic streets of Tulsa. All participants are timed electronically and first-time marathon runners will receive a special “My First Marathon” Finisher’s Medal. Click here to view the medal series.
Participants are sure to experience a few surprises when they visit Tulsa for the Williams Route 66 Marathon, including earning the race’s award-winning finisher medal! Voted “Best Finisher Awards” for 2018
If you’ve run any of our races before, you know we love to outfit our participants with the best race premiums we can find, and we try to up the ante every year! This year, we’re excited to announce our 2019 race swag. We’ve got full-zip performance jackets for marathon and half marathon participants, hooded sweatshirts (for the first time ever!) for marathon relay participants, and hooded t-shirts for 5k and Fun Run participants! You’ll love rocking this gear all year long.
ADDITIONAL RACE INFORMATION
Participants in the marathon must be 16 years of age or older on race day.
All participants finishing the marathon and half marathon within 7.5 hours will receive an official finish time. However, please be advised that the marathon and half marathon course will reopen on a rolling schedule based on a 16:30-minutes-per-mile pace for the last runner to cross the start line. For example, participants should have passed the 2-mile mark 33 minutes after the last runner has crossed the start line, should have passed the 6-mile mark 99 minutes after the final corral has crossed the start line, etc.
The course must reopen to traffic on this schedule in order to be courteous to our community. Participants who are unable to maintain a 16:30-minutes-per-mile pace will be asked to move to the sidewalk at the discretion of our police officers and may not have access to aid stations.
For those participants who want to experience all of the marathon course but aren’t quite ready to complete the entire event, we offer the marathon relay! Teams of five runners complete relay legs of 5-6 miles each and finish the marathon together! Click here to visit the Marathon Relay page for more information. Learn more about the Marathon Relay here.
The Williams Route 66 Marathon is a Boston-qualifying race that is run on a USATF Certified Course.
In order to provide the best possible race day experience for all participants, the Williams Route 66 Marathon utilizes a corral system at the start line of the marathon, half marathon, and marathon relay. Participants will be assigned to one of four start corrals based on their projected pace, which helps keep the course flowing smoothly on race day. All race registrants are required to submit past and projected pace information at the time of registration to allow the race committee to properly assign corrals.
The four corrals are designated by the letters A, B, C, and D, which are marked at the start area and on each athlete’s bib. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ENTER THEIR CORRALS AT THE BACK OF THE CORRAL. The corral area can be a little confusing if you aren’t familiar with it, so we recommend that all participants review the Start Line Map on page X and arrive early to make sure they have time to find their corral. CORRALS WILL CLOSE 5 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE START OF THE RACE. NO EXCEPTIONS.
NOTE: ALL PARTICIPANTS WHO REGISTERED AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2020 WILL BE ASSIGNED TO CORRAL D. If you wish to change your corral, simply stop by the Solutions Desk at packet pickup and request a corral change. If remaining space is available in your preferred corral, you will be authorized to change.
Athletes will only be admitted into the corral that corresponds to the letter on their bib. Once in their assigned corral, athletes should line up by pace according to the signs posted in the corral. This helps keep traffic moving forward on race day!
We love when our participants want to race alongside their friends and/or training partners on race day! However, if participants desiring to race together are assigned to different corrals, they must all start in Corral D. There will be no exceptions.
Hand cycle and wheelchair athletes will have their own separate corral at the start line that will be placed in front of the elite athletes. Hand cycle and wheelchair participants will start at 8 am. Participants in Corral A will start at 8:02 am. Participants in the following corrals will start at 5 minute intervals thereafter. Don’t worry, there will be confetti blasts for every corral!
We know walking after you cross the finish line can be a struggle, so we try to make reuniting with your loved ones as easy as possible. We recommend meeting at the Family Reunite Area located on the south side of Guthrie Green, along M.B. Brady Street. We know your family and friends will be ecstatic to see you when you cross the finish line, but unfortunately, we cannot use the public address system to reunite participants with their families. Therefore, please make sure to arrange a convenient meeting spot with your loved ones prior to the start of the race.
STILL, HAVE QUESTIONS?
Due to the large number of participants in the Williams Route 66 Marathon, race day packet pickup is not available. Please plan accordingly and prepare to pick up your packet at the Health and Fitness Expo.
The Health and Fitness Expo will be held Friday, November 19, 2021 and Saturday, November 20, 2021.
The Health and Fitness Expo will be held at:
Cox Business Center
100 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK 74103-3822