The Williams Route 66 Half 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. If there’s one thing you can count on at the Williams Route 66 Half 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, and you might just find an unofficial “aid station” or two! Half marathoners hoping join a friend who is participating in the full marathon are in luck – the courses run together until mile 12, where half marathoners head straight to the finish at Guthrie Green and enjoy the post-race party while the marathoners continue on!
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Half Marathon Swag
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 by readers of Oklahoma Sports & Fitness, the Williams Route 66 Marathon draws inspiration from classic hood ornaments from the Route 66 era, a time of adventuring Americans crisscrossing the country with their automobiles. The 2019 design features Art Deco elements combined with style cues from the hood ornaments of early 1940s Cadillacs. “Our medal is both an homage to downtown Tulsa’s incredible Art Deco architecture and a nod to the incredibly rich history of Route 66. The early 1940s Cadillacs were considered the ‘finest’ car to drive during the heyday of the Route 66 era, so it’s only fitting that we showcase them in our Route 66 2019 medal,” Destiny Green, executive director of the Williams Route 66 Marathon, said. Click Here to view the Williams Route 66 Marathon Medal Series.
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!
ADDITIONAL RACE INFORMATION
What is the age limit for the races?
Participants in the marathon must be 12 years of age or older on race day.
What is the course time limit?
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.
- Overall Best-Rated Top Individual Event – 2016
- Best Half Marathon in the United States – 2016
- Best Medal – 2016
- Best Race Shirt – 2016
- The Half Marathon You’d Do Every Single Year if You Could – 2016
- Best Communication from a Race Director – 2016
- Best Volunteers – 2016
- Best “Is This a Race or Just Really a Huge Party?” Half Marathon – 2016