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OKC Marathon using virtual format for 20th race

By Chamber Staff / Inside OKC / October 2, 2020

Oklahoma City hosts the 20th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon as a virtual race and tribute to those who killed in Murrah Building bombing, those who survived and those changed forever.

The marathon also supports the privately owned and operated Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

Health and safety of race participants is of the utmost importance to the OKC Memorial Marathon team, and out of an abundance of caution, this year’s race has transitioned to a virtual run. Participants can run the race any time between Oct. 4-18, 2020.

For the first time this year, cyclists will take part in the virtual format.

The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is partnering with Tulsa’s Williams Route 66 Marathon this year. Anyone who participates in the virtual Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon or half marathon from Oct. 4-18 and the virtual Williams Route 66 Marathon or half marathon in November will receive a special commemorative Oklahoma Standard medal in addition to their individual race medals.

Since its inception in 2001, the race has grown continuously and attracted some elite runners in the world. Over time, the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon has grown into one of the best races in the country, while its emotional and inspirational power — as we reflect on what we can learn from the tragedy of April 19, 1995 – has never waned.

Whether this will be your first marathon or you are a top athlete, it will be a Run to Remember. For more information visit okcmarathon.com.

This article originally appeared in the October 2020 edition of The Point!

 

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