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!

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 will also be featured in our 2019 Participant Guide, which will be emailed to all participants during race week.

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.

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.

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!

The marathon, half marathon, and marathon relay all begin at 8:00 a.m.

The 5k Run and Walk starts at 8:00 a.m.

The Fun Run and Walk starts at 9:00 a.m.

The Mascot Dash starts at 9:30 a.m.

All participants can register online at:

www.route66marathon.com

Click here to register: https://raceroster.com/events/2018/10444/route-66-marathon

You can edit your participant info here: https://raceroster.com/dashboard/Participant/Home.php

There is no mail-in or offline registration for the Williams Route 66 Marathon.

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 here! For questions regarding general race information, please contact info@route66marathon.com. For issues with the registration page, please email director@raceroster.com.

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 19, 2019. Registration may be available at the 2019 Health and Fitness Expo for races that are not sold out; however, we cannot guarantee availability.

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 email director@raceroster.com regarding any difficulties with the registration page.

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

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!”

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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.

You can get more information on volunteer positions available and volunteer online here: https://route66marathon.com/volunteers/

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 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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