The Oklahoma Standard is Back!

The Williams Route 66 Marathon is pleased to announce the third medal of the Oklahoma Standard Challenge series for Honor. We’ve teamed up again in 2023 with the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon and the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum to demonstrate the resiliency of Oklahomans.

The Oklahoma Standard Challenge is a joint effort between the Williams Route 66 Marathon and the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. To participate, complete the marathon or half marathon at the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon and the Williams Route 66 Marathon in the same year and you will automatically be eligible to receive our special Oklahoma Standard Challenge medal when you finish the Challenge at the Route 66 Marathon!

Over the next three years, each medal will highlight one of the three tenants of the Oklahoma Standard – Service, Honor, and Kindness. You will not want to miss out on these special collector edition medals! This year, we focus on Kindness. On April 19, 1995, Oklahomans united in the face of the devastating Oklahoma City bombing, showing up to serve their community in any way they could. That spirit of generosity still lives in Oklahomans today, and we call it the Oklahoma Standard. You can learn more at OklahomaStandard.com.

Ready to register for the Williams Route 66 Marathon and join the Challenge? Register for the Route 66 Marathon here! You do not need to register separately to participate in the Oklahoma Standard Challenge, but you will need to register for the OKC Memorial Marathon separately via their website.


  1. Christian Mohr on July 10, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    If we have registered to run both marathons already, can we still register for the Oklahoma Standards medal?

    • cheryl on July 11, 2021 at 8:51 am

      If you’ve already registered for both, you’re in!

      • Christian Mohr on July 11, 2021 at 11:16 am

        Thank you!

      • Tina Robinson on November 22, 2021 at 9:46 am

        Cheryl, when I finished yesterday everyone was gone, how do I get my medal? Tina Robinson

  2. Tiffany on August 9, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Is there still a virtual option for this marathon. Unfortunately I will be out of the country for a few years.

    • cheryl on August 9, 2021 at 6:22 pm

      We don’t have a virtual option planned

  3. Tracy Hanson on August 22, 2021 at 8:02 am

    How do you get the medal that says you run both on top of getting the service medal?

    • cheryl on September 16, 2021 at 4:21 pm

      Register and finish the OKC Marathon or Half Marathon.
      Register and finish the Route 66 Marathon or Half Marathon

      OKC will have a tent at our finish line to deliver the Oklahoma Standard medals

  4. Valerie on October 3, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    I ran the OKC Memorial half- marathon today, and registered for the Route 66 half today. What will I need to do to get the OK standard medal?

    • cheryl on October 7, 2021 at 11:56 am

      Finish the marathon or half marathon in our race. OKC will have a tent setup at our post race party with the Oklahoma Standard Medals

  5. Lisa Whitwell on October 9, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    What if I missed the tent at the OKC marathon party? Have I missed my chance to get my OK standard medal?

  6. Kristi Hooper on October 30, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    I also missed the tent at the OKC marathon. I ran the half marathon. I am also running the half marathon at Route 66. Will I be able to get the OK standard medal?

  7. Hallee (Baker) Smith on November 1, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    I got married this past summer and my name is different now since I ran the okc half in april…. Will that affect me getting my Oklahoma standard medal?

    • meghan@route66marathon.com on November 18, 2022 at 10:27 am

      You should be fine it will be under your name, date of birth and city. Message us if you have any issues!

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