The 21st annual Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon will be held this weekend

Monday, September 27, 2021

by Perrin Clore Duncan


Photo Credit: OKC National Memorial and Museum

Runners will take to the streets for the 21st Annual Memorial Marathon on October 2 and 3. It’s been more than two years since the event was held in-person and the first time the five races of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon will be spread over two days to allow for social distancing and new COVID-19 safety protocols.

The race is called the Run to Remember to honor the 168 persons killed, hundreds of survivors and those changed forever in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995.

The Start Line for all races is directly in front of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, and the new Finish Line for all races is on Oklahoma City Boulevard and Walker Avenue.

To create the safest environment possible, race officials have set a race cap at 12,000 runners this year – 50 percent of the runners that participated in 2019. Runners will also be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Additional enhanced health and safety policies have also been adopted for the Health and Fitness Expo and at the Start and Finish Lines. These emulate best practices being used in major marathons and public events across the country, including the Boston and Chicago Marathons.

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