The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is a prestigious, Boston-qualifying run held each year to honor the victims of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Voted one of the 12 "must-run" marathons in the world by "Runners World" magazine, the marathon's 26.2 miles are run through some of the city's most scenic neighborhoods.
The course begins at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, winds through the Capitol campus, Lake Hefner trail, and Oklahoma City’s historic neighborhoods, and finally ends back at the Gates of Time. Along the way, runners pass 168 banners, each bearing the name of one of the bombing victims.
Runners can also take part in the half marathon, the marathon relay, the memorial 5k and the kids marathon.
The wheelchair athletes begin at 6:25 am. The Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay begin at 6:30 am, the Memorial 5K begins at about 7:00 am and the Kids Marathon begins at 8:15 am. Participants and spectators are invited to meet at the Survivor Tree at 5:30 am for an inspiring pre-race sunrise service. Announcements start at 6 am and include the 168 seconds of silence, one for each of those killed in the Oklahoma City bombing.
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