Williams Route 66 Marathon

Williams Route 66 Marathon

Williams Route 66 Marathon

( 52 reviews )
98% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Tulsa,
    United States
  • November
  • 3 miles/5K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon, Other, Relay
  • Road Race
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Thank you to everyone who Rocked the Route last weekend.

Melinda Urick

Des Moines, Iowa, United States
24 13
"AMAZING crowd support - dubbed a "marathon-sized party" for a reason!"
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Melinda Urick's thoughts:

If you are the kind of runner that thrives on fan support and even a Jell-O shot (or four, and a couple beers, and maybe a mimosa, too) - or even if you WANT to be that kind of runner - then the Route 66 Marathon is the race for you!

Just... don't try to PR it.

The course is difficult. So now I understand the need for all that beer. Oh, did I mention there were also Fireball shots? While not officially race-supported, these "aid stations" are fully supported by the race and the communities therein. I only wish someone had a Jell-O shot for me at Mile 24, when the was incredibly sparse with fans and support. The official aid is about every two miles - water and Gatorade, with rotating flavors if you're into that. There was at least one gel station (maybe two).

And about 80 billion-ty hills.

Everything about this race is incredibly well-organized. The medals and swag are some of the best of any race I've participated in. I loved the confetti cannons for each of the start line waves. Finish line had beer and pizza (no gluten-free options, sorry!).

Get the VIP Mother Load upgrade: skip the packet pick-up line, and options for upgrades for pre-race accommodations (real toilets that flush!) and post-race party (more free booze, if you didn't have enough on the course). I didn't participate in the Center of the Universe Detour, and there was seemingly no additional cost to do so. Bummer, because it looked to be a blast - there is also free beer there, too, and a special coin commemorating your completion of the "world's shortest ultra-marathon."

Sincerely, you missed the best party of the year. Even Santa was there.

Thanks for the review and feedback, Melinda. We do hope you'll come back to do the detour.

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