Photo courtesy OKC Memorial Museum

April 29 – Oklahoma City Memorial Museum
From The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is about more than running, it’s about celebrating life. This is the spirit in which the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon was conceptualized by two Oklahoma businessmen who, while on a morning run, created the outline for this inspiring event. A group of volunteer chairmen and Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum staff, lead a volunteer corps that plans and implements the weekend of events allowing the maximum amount of proceeds benefit the Memorial and Museum. From its inaugural race in 2001 with just shy of 5,000 participants, the event now hosts over 24,000 runners and walkers from every state and several foreign countries. The race begins in front of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum between 5th and 6th streets and Harvey Avenue. It ends two blocks east of the Memorial between 7th and 8th streets on Broadway Ave. in Automobile Alley. The wheelchair athletes begin at 6:25 a.m. The Marathon, Half Marathon and relay begin at 6:30 a.m., the Memorial 5K begins at about 7:00 a.m. and the Kids Marathon begins at 8:15 a.m. To register or for more information, visit

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