Honoring Lives, Celebrating Life
The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is a celebration of life and a time to honor those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. The Inaugural Marathon was in 2001, and this year marks 22 years. The last two races have been at reduced capacity and held in October. But this year, the Memorial Marathon will be back in April, the most exciting month in OKC!
Runners, Spectators & Volunteers
There's a distance and race for everyone. So if you're interested in running this year's race, sign up here. The last day to sign up to run is April 23 at the Health & Fitness Expo. If you're sitting this one out, consider volunteering as a course marshal or cheer on the runners from one of the top spots to watch the race. There are so many ways to get involved in marathon weekend!
Race Weekend Activities
- A free concert by the Josh Abbott Band kicks off Memorial Marathon Weekend in Scissortail Park at 6 p.m. on April 22.
- The Finish Line Festival, where you can enjoy food trucks, yard games, face painting, clowns and live music, will be held in Scissortail Park on April 23-24 from 8:45 a.m. to noon.
- The Festival of the Arts is a community celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts, bringing a variety of talented artists together in downtown OKC. Come to Bicentennial Park April 23-24 for the Festival of the Arts.
- Come to remember and pay homage to the event that led to this weekend’s marathon by visiting the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Walk the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial that pays tribute to the events of April 19, 1995. Then visit the interactive museum that takes you through that day and shows the impact it had on the city.
- While you're in town, check out some of the top attractions in OKC.
Where to Stay & Getting Around
Marathon Partner hotels offer special rates for Marathon participants. For the list of participating hotels, click here. The Oklahoma City Streetcar is free all weekend long! On Saturday, it runs from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Shuttles from hotel partners will run on Sunday to get runners to the starting line. Downtown will be blocked off, so using either the Streetcar or shuttles is highly encouraged. The shuttles are only for runners, and you can find more information here. The Streetcar, however, can be used by anyone. Find more information on its route here.
All the proceeds from the Memorial Marathon go to support the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. You can find even more information on the Memorial Marathon page.