Route 66 Marathon 2020

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Guthrie Green, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Fun runs don’t get any better than the Route 66 Marathon

This exciting race has put Tulsa, Oklahoma on the map and it’s now recognized as one of the world’s best destination races. This sporting event is the brainchild of runner Chris Lieberman, who proposed the idea of organizing a marathon to a small group of his runner friends back in the summer of 2005. Lieberman then saw first-hand all the crazy but rewarding things that came with preparing for your very first marathon, especially when it comes to your health. Soon, he and other passionate runner friends organized the first Route 66 Marathon which was held on November 19, 2006 with a mission to encourage people to get into running as a means of improving their well-being and quality of life.

The rest is history, as they say, but it’s only the beginning. Since then, the marathon has seen a steady 30% growth each year, attracting thousands of participants from all over the United States, and more than a dozen countries. As a non-profit organization, all profits from the Route 66 Marathon go to the Tulsa Area United Way as well as other charities including the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, Tulsa Habitat for Humanity, Folds of Honor Foundation, and the Tulsa Society for the Prevention of Cruelty. You’ll be running for a good cause, having a great time, AND getting healthy. What could be better than that?

First marathon or not, there’s something for everyone to join:

One-mile kid
One-mile adult
Half-marathon double
Marathon double
Marathon relay

The route starts at the scenic downtown Tulsa and passes through many of the city’s most iconic sights. This insanely fun run also features a course that has tons of surprises for runners. There will be beer stops, art deco homes, historical attractions, and the best recovery food and drink awaiting you at the finish line.

‘The electrifying energy of the race and excitement can be felt all over the course on race day. There will be over 40 live bands, epic finish-line festivals, and kick-ass parties’

Where to view Route 66 Marathon

For spectators, the best seats in the house will be found at: the Brady Arts District (finish line), 7th and Main (start line), Cascia Hall Preparatory School, Brookside, the University of Tulsa, River Parks, Woodward Park, and Maple Ridge. If you fancy brunch at a trendy spot while cheering racers, head over to the Blue Dome, East Village, Pearl District, or Cherry Street.

How to get around Tulsa

Tulsa’s grid layout and efficient urban planning makes getting around a breeze. Renting a car can efficiently take you to the city’s best sights at your own time and pace. If you’re up for cycling, join the city’s active biking community; Tulsa has an impressive interconnected bike trail system which is a leisurely way of getting around. Public transportation options include the bus, taxis and Uber.

Where to stay for the Route 66 Marathon

Downtown Tulsa is THE place to be for the Route 66 Marathon. Several world-class chain hotels, budget hotels, and luxury accommodations are available.

Things to do in Tulsa

The second biggest city in Oklahoma has a vibrant history and a lively culture evident in its colorful arts, music, and food scene. Jazz lovers ought to check out the Union Station, home to the legendary Jazz Hall of Fame. Immerse in authentic American art at the Gilcrease Museum. Take photos with all the incredible art deco buildings in downtown Tulsa to beef up your Instagram feed. Trip out at the Center of the Universe.

Route 66 Marathon 2020 Dates

The Marathon will take place on November 21-22, 2020.

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