FAQs

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.

YES! The B-Tag (timing chip) must remain on your bib or you will not receive an official time or official finish. Don’t risk it!

No. This will damage the B-Tag (timing chip), preventing you from recording your progress throughout the race and at the finish line. If your B-tag is damaged, you will not receive an official time or official finish. Don’t risk it!

No. Folding your bib could inadvertently damage your B-Tag (timing chip), preventing you from recording your progress throughout the race and at the finish line. If your B-tag is damaged, you will not receive an official time or official finish. Don’t risk it!

You ROCKED the Route, and now, you’ve got the FREE photos to prove it! Thanks to Route 66 Chevrolet for serving as our Photography Experience Sponsor. Don’t forget to share your photos on social media using our hashtag #RT66RUN!
Click here to find your race day photos.

Minimum age per race category

RaceMinimum Age
Marathon16
Marathon Double16
Half Marathon12
Half Marathon Double12
Marathon Relay CAPTAINS12
Marathon Relay MEMBERS12
5K Run and Walk6
One Mile Fun Run and Walk – Adult13
One Mile Fun Run and Walk – Kids1-12
  1. Login to your Route 66 Marathon participant account
  2. Click the “Your Registrations” tab
  3. Click on “Edit Registration”
  4. On the bottom right you will see a grey button with your race options 
  5. Choose to change your race, transfer or defer.

If you are registered and do not have a participant account created yet, click the link below, plug in your email, and we will send you instructions on getting it set up!

https://events.hakuapp.com/events/f7640ec8cd2f0858b2ad/participant_info

The Route 66 Marathon Classic Car Show is by invitation only. Please contact our Car Show Director at info@route66marathon.com.

Our mailing address is:

Williams Route 66 Marathon

812 East Admiral Blvd

Tulsa, OK 74120

Please download our mobile app for course maps and more information. Designated parking areas can be found on the map below

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The Williams Route 66 Marathon has a ton of host hotel options for every price point and preferred location. You can view our host hotels and book directly through our website by clicking here. All participants booking their hotels through our website are guaranteed the following amenities:

  • Access to Route 66 Marathon rates and availability.
  • GUARANTEED automatic 3:00 p.m. checkout on Sunday, November 24th.
  • Quick and healthy breakfast available starting at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 24th.
  • Runner/Walker friendly food and beverage items available in the hotel gift shop.
  • Access to Williams Route 66 Marathon hotel shuttles on Sunday, November 24th (as applicable).

Gatorade and water are available at each aid station. Aid stations are located approximately every 2 miles until mile 20, after which they are located approximately every mile.

Gu energy gels will be offered just before mile 22 of the marathon. Fresh fruit will be available near mile 18. Pretzels are offered near mile 24.

The finisher’s area is full of delicious food for participants upon completion of their races. Mazzio’s will offer hot food, including pizza, and a variety of fruits and snacks will also be available.

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.

Yes! An individual runner may run multiple legs of the relay; however, each relay team must have at least three participants. Participants running multiple legs of the marathon relay must run consecutive legs, as the relay shuttle buses do not offer transportation between relay stations (only from a relay station to the start/finish line). Therefore, a participant may complete legs 2 and 3, but not legs 2 and 5, for example. Please plan accordingly!

Life happens – we get it! Relay teams may make substitutions to their team at packet pickup at the Health and Fitness Expo. The Health and Fitness Expo will be held Friday, November 22, 2019 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday, November 17, 2019, from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm.

The Health and Fitness Expo will be held at:

Cox Business Center

100 Civic Center

Tulsa, OK 74103-3822

Of course, you overachiever, you! A participant in the marathon or half marathon is allowed to run the first or first and second leg of the marathon relay as long as they are registered for both races. Make sure you wear your relay bib for the portion of the race in which you are running the relay and your marathon or half marathon bib after that so that our course marshals will be able to properly direct you!

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.

Our pacers will be staggered in the corrals based on estimated finish time, with the fastest pace in front. The approximate corral for each pace group can be found below. Please note that the location of each pace group may change depending on the number of participants and the organization of the corrals for a specific race year.

Corral A        Marathon 3:30, 3:50 and Half Marathon 1:45, 1:50

Corral B        Marathon 4:00, 4:15, 4:30 and Half Marathon 2:00, 2:05, 2:10

Corral C        Marathon 4:45, 5:00 and Half Marathon 2:20, 2:30

Corral D        Marathon Closer (Pace to finish as an official finisher before course closure)

Pace team leaders (and their balloons!) will begin arriving about 30 minutes prior to the start. You’ll have time to meet them and speak to them in your corral prior to the race!

Pace leaders will mostly run even splits. Due to congestion at the start, they may run slower in the beginning and gradually speed up. Pacers are trained not to take you out too fast, so don’t worry! We recommend that you speak to your pace group leader at the Fleet Feet Sports Tulsa pace group booth at the Health and Fitness Expo regarding their specific strategy.

All pace group leaders will carry balloons on a stick throughout the race with their finish time clearly marked on the balloons. Don’t worry, you can’t miss them!

 

Our pace group leaders are seasoned runners and walkers who have the experience they need to get you to the finish on time! All of our pace groups, for both the half marathon and the marathon, are required to finish within 1 minute under their goal time (ex: 3:59:01- 4:00:00 finish time for the 4:00 pace group).

All of our pace groups leaders with goal finish times of 4:00 or later have the option to incorporate a run/walk technique. However, the decision to do so is up to the individual pace group leader. We recommend that you speak to your pace group leader at the Fleet Feet Sports Tulsa pace group booth at the Health and Fitness Expo regarding their specific strategy. Regardless of whether your group will choose to take walk breaks or not, though, you are free to run/walk your own race! You can “leapfrog” with your group and use the balloons as a guide to help you get to the finish on time.

Each pace group handles Gatorade stops differently based on their projected finish time. We recommend that you speak to your pace group leader at the Fleet Feet Sports Tulsa pace group booth at the Health and Fitness Expo regarding their specific strategy.

You ROCKED the Route, and now, you’ve got the FREE photos to prove it! Thanks to Route 66 Chevrolet for serving as our Photography Experience Sponsor. Don’t forget to share your photos on social media using our hashtag #RT66RUN!
Click here to find your race day photos.

Minimum age per race category

RaceMinimum Age
Marathon16
Marathon Double16
Half Marathon12
Half Marathon Double12
Marathon Relay CAPTAINS12
Marathon Relay MEMBERS12
5K Run and Walk6
One Mile Fun Run and Walk – Adult13
One Mile Fun Run and Walk – Kids1-12

Strollers are allowed in the Fun Run and Walk only and must start at the back of the pack. For safety reasons, strollers are not permitted in any other event.

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.

Due to safety concerns, we are unable to offer an early start for walkers in our events, as there are several areas of the course where walkers would be unprotected from traffic. Any individual starting their race early will be disqualified. We welcome walkers, but we do maintain strict time limits in order to be courteous to our community and our volunteers. Please familiarize yourself with our time limits and course reopenings:

 

The marathon and half marathon course will reopen on a rolling schedule based on a 16:30-minutes-per-mile pace for the final wave. For example, participants should have passed the 2-mile mark 33 minutes after the final 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. Participants must finish the marathon within 7.5 hours in order to receive an official finish time.

Of course! When you’ve gotta go, you’ve gotta go. Restrooms (either public or portable) are available at each of the following APPROXIMATE locations during Saturday’s events:

  • Start/Finish area
  • Mile

Restrooms (either public or portable) are available at each of the following APPROXIMATE locations during Sunday’s events:

  • Start/Finish Area
  • Mile 1.5
  • Mile 3
  • Mile 5.25
  • Mile 7.25
  • Mile 9.75
  • Mile 11
  • Mile 13
  • Mile 14.75
  • Mile 16.75
  • Mile 18.25
  • Mile 19.75
  • Mile 20.5
  • Mile 22.5
  • Mile 23.5
  • Mile 25

The Williams Route 66 Marathon allows all participants to listen to music on their personal devices during its events. However, we request that participants remove their headphones when approaching aid stations and during the first quarter mile and last quarter mile of their events in order to hear important instructions from our volunteers. Please use caution and be considerate and aware of other participants when using headphones.

The “Elite 250” is the name for the first 250 individuals to register for the inaugural Route 66 Marathon in 2006. These individuals were guaranteed their bib numbers for life (numbers 1 – 250) and receive the same bib number any time they participate in the Route 66 Marathon events. Membership is closed and is limited to the first 250 people to register all those years ago!

  1. Login to your Route 66 Marathon participant account
  2. Click the “Your Registrations” tab
  3. Click on “Edit Registration”
  4. On the bottom right you will see a grey button with your race options 
  5. Choose to change your race, transfer or defer.

If you are registered and do not have a participant account created yet, click the link below, plug in your email, and we will send you instructions on getting it set up!

https://events.hakuapp.com/events/f7640ec8cd2f0858b2ad/participant_info

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.

Participants may change their race to any race that is not sold out between 9/1-9/30/19 for a fee of $15 plus the price difference between what they originally paid and the current price of the race they are transferring to.

Participants may transfer their bib to another runner between 9/1-9/30/19 for a fee of $30.  Anyone caught attempting to purchase another participant’s entry or participating using another participants entry without going through the appropriate process through the Williams Route 66 Marathon will be removed from the course, disqualified and banned from participating in the Route 66 Marathon for two years.

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 Route 66 Marathon does not offer refunds for any reason.

All participants can register online at:

www.route66marathon.com

Click here to register: rt66.run/2019RT66Run

You can edit your participant info once you create an account.

Still have questions, please contact Haku with any issues support@hakusports.com or call 918-228-0392

Packet Pickup is at the Route 66 Marathon Health and Fitness Expo at The Cox Business Center. All participants must pick up their packet at the Health and Fitness Expo. Race day packet pickup is not available.

Location:

Cox Business Center

100 Civic Center

Tulsa, OK 74103-3822

Hours:

Friday November 22, 2019 – 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday November 23, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Williams Route 66 Marathon Health, Fitness, and Sustainability Expo hosts more than 100 exhibitors featuring running gear and shoes, as well as sports and fitness related items. The Expo is the home of Packet Pick-Up for all participants and volunteers. Held at the Cox Business Center, the two-day Expo is free and open to the public.

Due to the logistics and costs associated with mailing packets, no packets will be mailed to participants. All participants must pick up their packet at the Health and Fitness Expo. Race day packet pickup is not available.

Location:

Cox Business Center

100 Civic Center

Tulsa, OK 74103-3822

Hours:

Friday November 22, 2019 – 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday November 23, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Register for the 2019 Williams Route 66 Marathon by clicking rt66.run/2019RT66Run! For questions regarding general race information, please contact support@route66marathon.com or call 918-228-0392

Yes! If you are unable to personally make it to packet pickup, a friend or representative may pick up your packet for you at the Health and Fitness Expo. Your representative must show a copy of your registration confirmation email signed by the participant (you) in order to pick up the packet and premiums. Please note that registrations are not transferable outside of the September 1 – September 30, 2019 transfer window. Race day packet pickup is not available.

Health and Fitness Expo Location:

Cox Business Center

100 Civic Center

Tulsa, OK 74103-3822

Hours:

Friday November 22, 2019 – 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday November 23, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The last chance to register online for the Route 66 Marathon is midnight on November 22, 2019. Registration may be available at the 2019 Health and Fitness Expo for races that are not sold out; however, we cannot guarantee availability. The final day to register at the 2019 Health and Fitness Expo for races that are not sold out is Saturday, November 23. Please note that participants registering after October 1, 2019 are not guaranteed their requested size for the race premium.

Participants may change their race to any race that is not sold out between 9/1-9/30/19 for a fee of $15 plus the price difference between what they originally paid and the current price of the race they are transferring to. We do not offer refunds when changing to a race with a lower registration fee. You will need your confirmation number in order to change races (found on your email receipt for the original registration).

Please contact Haku with any issues support@hakusports.com or call 918-228-0392

Participants in the marathon must be 16 years of age or older on race day.

Participants in the half marathon and marathon relay must be 12 years of age or older on race day.

Participants in the 5k must be 6 years of age or older on race day.

There is no age limit for the Fun Run and Walk.

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.

Contact Eric Yates with Lakeshore Athletic Services at ericyates@lakeshoreathleticservices.com

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.

You can Ruck any amount of weight. 10lbs minimum.

 

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!”

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

Yes, we love our volunteers! Every volunteer will receive a goodie bag and volunteer shirt at packet pickup. Plus, a commemorative coin after you’ve completed your shift.

All volunteers are also invited to attend the Williams Route 66 Marathon Volunteer Thank You Party.

Packet Pickup is at the Route 66 Marathon Health, Fitness, and Sustainability Expo at The Cox Business Center.

Location:
Cox Business Center
100 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK 74103-3822

Hours:

Friday, November 16, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Williams Route 66 Marathon Health, Fitness and Sustainability Expo hosts more than 100 exhibitors featuring running gear and shoes, as well as sports and fitness related items. The Expo is the home of Packet Pick-Up for all participants and volunteers. Held at the Cox Business Center, the two-day Expo is free and open to the public.

Yes, we welcome groups.

Many corporations and organizations provide volunteers on an annual basis, using it as an opportunity to brand their company, express their corporate personality and demonstrate their local presence. Allow us to help you further your company and inspire your employees through our volunteer opportunities.

For more information about our volunteer opportunities, contact our Volunteer Director, Kaylene Lovell at: Kaylene@route66marathon.com

Every volunteer will receive a goodie bag and volunteer shirt at packet pickup. Plus, a commemorative coin after you’ve completed your shift.

All volunteers are also invited to attend the Williams Route 66 Marathon Volunteer Thank You Party.

Packet Pickup is at the Route 66 Marathon Health, Fitness, and Sustainability Expo at The Cox Business Center

Location:
Cox Business Center
100 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK 74103-3822

Hours:

Friday November 16, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday November 17, 2018 – 09:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Williams Route 66 Marathon Health, Fitness, and Sustainability Expo hosts more than 100 exhibitors featuring running gear and shoes, as well as sports and fitness related items. The Expo is the home of Packet Pick-Up for all participants and volunteers. Held at the Cox Business Center, the two-day Expo is free and open to the public.

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