OkC Memorial Marathon
The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is a signature OKC event bringing together athletes and spectators from all over the world to honor those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever by the tragic events of the Oklahoma City bombing – 26 years ago this year. It is a wonderful analogy of the character of our people, the history of our trials and difficulties and the way in which we have overcome and persevered.
From its inaugural race in 2001 with just shy of 5,000 participants, the event hosted more than 23,000 runners in 2019, 13,888 in the 2020 Virtual Marathon and this year the Marathon is capped at 12,000 participants to best distance runners along the course.
The mission of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is to celebrate life, reach for the future, honor the memories of those who were killed and unite the world in hope. This is not just another marathon. It is a #RuntoRemember – and a race to show that we can each make a difference and change the world.
2021 Race Information
Celebrating 21 years in 2021 and voted one of the 12 ‘must-run’ marathons in the world by Runner’s World magazine, the 2021 OKC Memorial Marathon is scheduled for October 2-3, 2021. Those interested in participating can register here. The 2021 race weekend will look a little different than previous years to encourage social distancing and minimize large groups.
- Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021
- 7:30 a.m. | Memorial 5k
- 10 a.m. | Kids Marathon
- Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021
- 6:25 a.m. | Wheelchair Division
- 6:30 a.m. | Memorial Marathon and Memorial Relay
- 7:30 a.m. | Memorial Half Marathon
New this year, the OKC Memorial Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K have new routes! Check out the new courses online.
*The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon will require participants in the 21st Annual Memorial Marathon set for October 2-3, 2021, to either provide proof of vaccination or produce a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their race to participate in the Memorial Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay and 5K. Anyone over 12 years of age participating in the Kids Marathon must also provide the same proof. For more information, visit the Memorial Marathon Updated Covid-19 Policy.*
The OKC Memorial Marathon Expo will take place at the brand-new Oklahoma City Convention Center Friday, Oct. 1 and Saturday, Oct. 2. Those participating in the Memorial 5K and Kids Marathon will need to pick up their packets at the Expo on Friday, Oct. 1.
Runners in all races will receive a participant t-shirt, as well as a beautiful, hand-cast bronze finisher's medal. Additional OKC Memorial Marathon merchandise can be purchased at their online store and at the Expo.