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Please read carefully before registering for any event.

To produce a world-class marathon, the Williams Route 66 Marathon must coordinate our efforts and plan well in advance, making it difficult and costly to make changes after registration. Medals, bibs, shirts and other items are ordered months before the race and purchased according to the original information provided during registration. Many items are personalized to the individual and the race. As a result, and similar to other races in the industry, the Williams Route 66 Marathon does not offer refunds of registration fees for any reason. In addition, certain release forms and emergency content are specific to the individual participant. Transferring such information would be a liability to the participant and the marathon. This policy applies to individuals with injuries, unexpected business, family emergencies, etc. The Williams Route 66 Marathon does not offer refunds.  There are no exceptions.

The Williams Route 66 Marathon is expected to sell out.

The Williams Route 66 Marathon does not offer refunds for ANY reason.

Race Upgrades/Downgrades

If your training is going better (or worse) than you expected, you’ve got options! You can upgrade your registration to a longer distance or downgrade to a shorter distance. Participants who upgrade prior to October 1 will pay only the difference in registration fees between the two races at the time of registration. Those who downgrade prior to October 1 will pay no fees. Anyone who upgrades or downgrades on or later than October 1 will be charged a $25 fee and the difference in registration fees, if applicable.

Race Deferrals

Life happens, and training doesn’t always go as planned. If you need to miss the Williams Route 66 Marathon this year but you would like to participate in next year’s event, you may defer your registration to the following year’s event before October 1. Deferral fees are assessed as follows: Marathon – $50, Half Marathon – $40, 5k – $20, Doubles – $50.

Race Transfer to Another Participant

We know how disappointing it is to have to miss out on your race, but don’t sweat the change in plans. You can transfer your registration to someone else. All you need to do is enter their name and email address and we’ll take care of the rest! Your registration won’t officially be transferred until they accept and register. The recipient will be charged a one-time fee of $30 to accept your registration.

Anyone caught attempting to sell or selling your registration without going through the proper transfer process through the Williams Route 66 Marathon will result in an immediate disqualification and ban from participating in the Route 66 Marathon for two years.

All participants must pick up their packets at the Williams Route 66 Marathon Health, Fitness and Sustainability Expo.

RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP IS NOT AVAILABLE.

Packets cannot be mailed to participants.

Participants unable to participate or get to packet pickup can have someone else pick up their packet. Their representative must show a signed copy of the participant’s registration confirmation to pick up the packet.

The pace team leaders will be in the middle of the street in the corrals, staged according to pace with the faster pace times closer to the start. At the start, pacers will be holding dowels with balloons attached to the end. The balloons will have the pace time indicated. If you’re nervous about finding your assigned pacer, we that you speak to your pace group leader at the Fleet Feet Sports Tulsa pace group booth at the Health and Fitness Expo.

Don’t! Just kidding (but seriously, try not to). If you accidentally leave your bib in the room on race day and do not have time to retrieve it prior to the start, please visit the information tent near the start line and speak to a race official.

Please read carefully before registering for any event.

To produce a world-class marathon, the Williams Route 66 Marathon must coordinate our efforts and plan well in advance, making it difficult and costly to make changes after registration. Medals, bibs, shirts and other items are ordered months before the race and purchased according to the original information provided during registration. Many items are personalized to the individual and the race. As a result, and similar to other races in the industry, the Williams Route 66 Marathon does not offer refunds of registration fees for any reason. In addition, certain release forms and emergency content are specific to the individual participant. Transferring such information would be a liability to the participant and the marathon. This policy applies to individuals with injuries, unexpected business, family emergencies, etc. The Williams Route 66 Marathon does not offer refunds.  There are no exceptions.

The Williams Route 66 Marathon is expected to sell out.

The Williams Route 66 Marathon does not offer refunds for ANY reason.

Race Upgrades/Downgrades

If your training is going better (or worse) than you expected, you’ve got options! You can upgrade your registration to a longer distance or downgrade to a shorter distance. Participants who upgrade prior to October 1 will pay only the difference in registration fees between the two races at the time of registration. Those who downgrade prior to October 1 will pay no fees. Anyone who upgrades or downgrades on or later than October 1 will be charged a $25 fee and the difference in registration fees, if applicable.

Race Deferrals

Life happens, and training doesn’t always go as planned. If you need to miss the Williams Route 66 Marathon this year but you would like to participate in next year’s event, you may defer your registration to the following year’s event before October 1. Deferral fees are assessed as follows: Marathon – $50, Half Marathon – $40, 5k – $20, Doubles – $50.

Race Transfer to Another Participant

We know how disappointing it is to have to miss out on your race, but don’t sweat the change in plans. You can transfer your registration to someone else. All you need to do is enter their name and email address and we’ll take care of the rest! Your registration won’t officially be transferred until they accept and register. The recipient will be charged a one-time fee of $30 to accept your registration.

Anyone caught attempting to sell or selling your registration without going through the proper transfer process through the Williams Route 66 Marathon will result in an immediate disqualification and ban from participating in the Route 66 Marathon for two years.

All participants must pick up their packets at the Williams Route 66 Marathon Health, Fitness and Sustainability Expo.

RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP IS NOT AVAILABLE.

Packets cannot be mailed to participants.

Participants unable to participate or get to packet pickup can have someone else pick up their packet. Their representative must show a signed copy of the participant’s registration confirmation to pick up the packet.

You may all visit the expo as a team to shop and get group photos, but one person will pick up the relay team’s packets. Make sure you know the sizes for all of your team members to pick up their swag as well.

Click here to access your race day photos

Please read carefully before registering for any event.

To produce a world-class marathon, the Williams Route 66 Marathon must coordinate our efforts and plan well in advance, making it difficult and costly to make changes after registration. Medals, bibs, shirts and other items are ordered months before the race and purchased according to the original information provided during registration. Many items are personalized to the individual and the race. As a result, and similar to other races in the industry, the Williams Route 66 Marathon does not offer refunds of registration fees for any reason. In addition, certain release forms and emergency content are specific to the individual participant. Transferring such information would be a liability to the participant and the marathon. This policy applies to individuals with injuries, unexpected business, family emergencies, etc. The Williams Route 66 Marathon does not offer refunds.  There are no exceptions.

The Williams Route 66 Marathon is expected to sell out.

The Williams Route 66 Marathon does not offer refunds for ANY reason.

Race Upgrades/Downgrades

If your training is going better (or worse) than you expected, you’ve got options! You can upgrade your registration to a longer distance or downgrade to a shorter distance. Participants who upgrade prior to October 1 will pay only the difference in registration fees between the two races at the time of registration. Those who downgrade prior to October 1 will pay no fees. Anyone who upgrades or downgrades on or later than October 1 will be charged a $25 fee and the difference in registration fees, if applicable.

Race Deferrals

Life happens, and training doesn’t always go as planned. If you need to miss the Williams Route 66 Marathon this year but you would like to participate in next year’s event, you may defer your registration to the following year’s event before October 1. Deferral fees are assessed as follows: Marathon – $50, Half Marathon – $40, 5k – $20, Doubles – $50.

Race Transfer to Another Participant

We know how disappointing it is to have to miss out on your race, but don’t sweat the change in plans. You can transfer your registration to someone else. All you need to do is enter their name and email address and we’ll take care of the rest! Your registration won’t officially be transferred until they accept and register. The recipient will be charged a one-time fee of $30 to accept your registration.

Anyone caught attempting to sell or selling your registration without going through the proper transfer process through the Williams Route 66 Marathon will result in an immediate disqualification and ban from participating in the Route 66 Marathon for two years.

All participants must pick up their packets at the Williams Route 66 Marathon Health, Fitness and Sustainability Expo.

RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP IS NOT AVAILABLE.

Packets cannot be mailed to participants.

Participants unable to participate or get to packet pickup can have someone else pick up their packet. Their representative must show a signed copy of the participant’s registration confirmation to pick up the packet.

The top three finishers in the open and masters divisions are excluded from winning awards in the age group and weight class divisions. Other participants can win an award in both their age group and weight class if they are one of the top three finishers in both divisions.

While you can use any type of pack to Ruck the Route, we suggest using a RuckSack

A RUCKSACK HAS ONE MAIN JOB

No matter where you are or what you’re doing, if you’re traveling, training or rucking, if you’re in the military or if you’re commuting on the mean streets of NYC, your rucksack’s one main job is to hold weight, and do it really, really well.

A RUCKSACK IS NOT A BACKPACK

Rucksacks have military origins in heavy load carriage so they’re built to house a lot of weight over time and distance — rucking is the foundation of the United States Army Special Forces training after all. Backpacks, on the other hand, are designed to feel comfortable when you try them on empty in the store, and they’re mostly associated with school bags that break at least once a year and end up in a landfill.

If you have real work to do, if you’re a professional who wants something that lasts, choose a rucksack.

The Williams Route 66 Marathon team makes the safety of every runner and spectator a priority

  • We have the direct involvement of the Tulsa Police Department, Department of Homeland Security, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and the Transportation Security Administration (yes, that TSA) before and during our events. 
  • We are following industry-standard best practices for safety (many marathons have Ruck divisions, and we’ve had ruckers on our course in past years, too)
  • All Rucks will be checked before they are allowed onto the course
  • We follow, and will continue to promote the safety-first program of “See Something? Say Something!”

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, which is why we need you to be a HERO to our participants and help them to achieve their goals.

Coordinating a successful marathon is a major undertaking that is simply not possible without the heart and soul 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, passing out water 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 approximately $8 million dollars each year. As an added bonus, the Williams Route 66 Marathon benefits the following local charities.

All volunteers will receive the following:

  • Volunteer Coin
  • Williams Route 66 Marathon Volunteer T-Shirt
  • Goodie Bag
  • Invitation to our annual Volunteer Thank You Party