Sunday, April 26 –
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The tragic event that shook the nation and hit Oklahoma City hard was a moment that Oklahomans, especially those directly affected by the tragedy, will never forget. “Today, Oklahoma City stands as a symbol for hope and resilience,” the marathon’s website says. “Recovering after the bombing was a marathon in its own right, and our runners and donors are the driving force in making sure this story is told forever.” Voted one of the 12 “must-run” marathons in the world by Runner’s World, the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is a Boston Marathon-qualifying, USATF-sanctioned race that also raises money for the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. For runners who may have not reached the marathon level, a half-marathon, relay, 5k and kids run are available. On Saturday, April 26, the 2015 races will begin, and the 168 lives lost, and the many, many more lives that were touched, will be remembered. To register, or find out more information on being involved, visit www.okcmarathon.com.