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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — Runners will be on the streets directly for the first time in 21 years, almost two years.NS The annual Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon on October 2nd and 3rd.
This is the first time that all five races of the OKC Memorial Marathon will take place over two days to enable the COVID-19 safety protocol and social distance.
To create the safest environment possible for runners and volunteers, race officials have set race caps on 12,000 runners this year. This is only 50% of the runners who participated in the marathon in 2019.
This year, a stronger health and safety policy was also adopted. These practices are also used in major marathons and public events across the country, such as the Boston Marathon and the Chicago Marathon.
Participants will have access to new events this year. The reason for running the weekend series is that you can double the number of participants by running 5K on Saturday and running either a marathon or a half marathon on Sunday.
Runners also have the opportunity to defeat Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt and his relay team in the Governor’s Relay Challenge. A special “I Beat the Gov” T-shirt will be mailed to the team that defeats the governor’s relay team after the race. This year, the Governor’s relay team is made up of veterans who served in Afghanistan and helped fight the war on terrorism.
The Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum has a special early opening on Sundays at 8am for family and friends waiting for runners. Runners can enter the Memorial Museum for free with a bib of the race.
This year’s marathon is called Run to Remember to honor the 168 killed, hundreds of survivors, and those who have changed forever in the community since the bombing of the Alfred P. Muller Federal Building on April 19, 1995. It is.
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