Overall Rating
Overall Rating (55 Reviews)
4.6
(55 Ratings)(55 Reviews)
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3.2
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The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is about more than running, it is about celebrating life. This is the spirit in which the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon was conceptualized by two Oklahoma businessmen who, while on a morning run, created the outline for this inspiring event. A group of volunteer chairmen … MORE
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    mcneill FIRST-TIMER '19

    Emotional run seeing all the photos of everyone who died from the OKC bombing, arrive a day or two early so you can visit the memorial museum. Allow half a … MORE

    Emotional run seeing all the photos of everyone who died from the OKC bombing, arrive a day or two early so you can visit the memorial museum. Allow half a day to really see it all and absorb the history.
    The run was well supported. Enthusiastic volunteers.

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    kaylabilladeau FIRST-TIMER '19

    Ample aid stations, great community support, wonderful runner support. For as many runners as they had here, it went super smooth. The only thing that i missed out on was … MORE

    Ample aid stations, great community support, wonderful runner support. For as many runners as they had here, it went super smooth. The only thing that i missed out on was getting my finisher shirt… it wasn’t in the finish area, but rather another part of a park. Oh well. Live and learn.

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    sarastew May 20, 2019 at 12:41pm

    I emailed after the race with a request that they were very accommodating and helpful. Maybe send an email and ask for your shirt?

    I emailed after the race with a request that they were very accommodating and helpful. Maybe send an email and ask for your shirt?

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    sarastew FIRST-TIMER '19

    I ran this half marathon back in 2016 and can only tell you it’s gotten better. They changed the route for the full but this was my first time running … MORE

    I ran this half marathon back in 2016 and can only tell you it’s gotten better. They changed the route for the full but this was my first time running the full. It was IMMACULATE and beautiful the entire course! Lots of porta potties along the course.

    While the tragic events that caused this marathon to take place are hard to absorb, the tribute this race provides is incredible. The memorial is open before the race and you can pay your respects and join the morning prayer. Before the race starts there is a 168 second moment of silence to honor each of the victims that were killed in the bombing.

    As the race begins it’s as the sun is rising and you enjoy downtown OKC. As you progress along the course the streetlights have banners with the names of the victims on them.

    It’s extremely emotional. I just fell in love with the kind reminder this race holds. I’m honored I was able to participate and defiantly recommend this one!

    The only downfall is it gets hot and humid as the day progresses. I finished in just under 4 hours but was definitely starting to feel the heat.

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    M_Sohaskey May 22, 2019 at 1:20pm

    Well done and well said, Sara! One of the best things about running is being part of something bigger than ourselves, and races like OKC and Marine Corps definitely fit… MORE

    Well done and well said, Sara! One of the best things about running is being part of something bigger than ourselves, and races like OKC and Marine Corps definitely fit that bill. Congrats on an impressive finish in the heat, and thanks for another inspired review! LESS

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    smileykitty FIRST-TIMER '19

    Wonderful race!! The museum is one of the best. Course was awesome and goes through much of the need to sees of okc. The photo company is terrible though. They … MORE

    Wonderful race!! The museum is one of the best. Course was awesome and goes through much of the need to sees of okc. The photo company is terrible though. They don’t bother tagging the photos or using OCR or facial recognition technology like other photo companies that do races. Don’t count on getting your photo unless you want to go through 700 pages of lost and found photos. It’s a shame since every other part of the race was well organized and very well done!

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    usamhall FIRST-TIMER '19

    This was my sixth marathon in Oklahoma and my first in OKC. The expo is one of the best I have been to with lots of booths. I received two … MORE

    This was my sixth marathon in Oklahoma and my first in OKC. The expo is one of the best I have been to with lots of booths. I received two shirts and a heavy medal. We started out cool with a waterfall corals. I had run a marathon the day before. So I ran the first 5 miles and then did intervals the rest of the race. I was with many of my maniac friends so it was a social race for me. The highlight I believe is Gorilla Hill. Lots of cheering fans and food/drinks including champagne. I think is maybe a race I repeat. As for after the race, it was well organized and the thing I loved; those that finished late had all of the food and beer that they could drink also the band was still playing. That could be five stars for me after a few disappointments at other races.

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    RLyle0951 FIRST-TIMER '19

    I thought this race was terrific on so many levels. The emphasis on remembering the victims, survivors, families, first responders, etc., of the 1995 bombing made the entire weekend memorable. … MORE

    I thought this race was terrific on so many levels. The emphasis on remembering the victims, survivors, families, first responders, etc., of the 1995 bombing made the entire weekend memorable. Having the chance to hear so many stories about that tragic day and visiting the memorial was emotional. The race was more challenging that I expected but was so well done. The number of volunteers and their passion was amazing. I would highly recommend this event to anyone.

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    jhtraveler REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I participated in the first leg of the marathon relay and then continued on to complete the half marathon course. It's a well attending and well supported race. There are … MORE

    I participated in the first leg of the marathon relay and then continued on to complete the half marathon course. It’s a well attending and well supported race. There are sections of the course that you no fan support. The half marathon course has some hills throughout but heavy during the later part of the course.

    The expo is okay, the bib pickup and race shirts are not close together (opposite end of the facility from each other).

    On race morning, there is a pancake option at the First Church (next to starting corrals) which is a nice touch. I would caution if you have a bag to check, pay attention to location that this occurs. It’s not at the starting area but several blocks away (at finish line).

    The medal is great! Also, the tech shirts are nice.

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    caseylee FIRST-TIMER '19

    The city and residents really show up for this race, offering tons of course encouragement/spectators throughout the half. The course is a little more hilly than expected but not unmanageable, … MORE

    The city and residents really show up for this race, offering tons of course encouragement/spectators throughout the half. The course is a little more hilly than expected but not unmanageable, a nice challenge — ran it about 4 mins slower than my PR. Pretty well organized from my perspective and you get two tech shirts — a race shirt and a finishers shirt.

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    17taylorkeller FIRST-TIMER '19

    These were 4 of the best 4 hours of my life! So glad this was my first marathon and I hope to be back every year for as long as … MORE

    These were 4 of the best 4 hours of my life! So glad this was my first marathon and I hope to be back every year for as long as my legs will run!

    Hopefully next year my knee makes it the whole way though!

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    lbauerle REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I highly recommend this race. The cause is awesome and emotional, especially to the locals. The banners of those killed in the bombing are inspirational, as you run. It is … MORE

    I highly recommend this race. The cause is awesome and emotional, especially to the locals. The banners of those killed in the bombing are inspirational, as you run. It is a challenging course, with unpredictable weather. Winds and some hills make it more difficult than you might expect. The crowd and enthusiasm make it one of my favorite yearly events.

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    perezgris43 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Great . Wish we where told that we where going up hill. Lots of support . Should treat all the races equally . Overall enjoyable. Great Sinery . MORE

    Great .
    Wish we where told that we where going up hill. Lots of support . Should treat all the races equally . Overall enjoyable. Great Sinery .

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    jackiecruise FIRST-TIMER '19

    Plenty of water/powerade stations through the course. Lots of people during the course to cheer you on when you start feeling like you can't finish. Well organized and course was … MORE

    Plenty of water/powerade stations through the course.
    Lots of people during the course to cheer you on when you start feeling like you can’t finish.
    Well organized and course was well marked.

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    maldonado.rosac85 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Everything was good, this year it was a little difficult because of the elevations of the new course and there was really crowded spots. Missing the burguers at the end … MORE

    Everything was good, this year it was a little difficult because of the elevations of the new course and there was really crowded spots. Missing the burguers at the end of the race

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    christi_evans REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Love the display of memorial banners for each of the bombing victims. The support of the course was great and the volunteers at the water stations were very friendly. What … MORE

    Love the display of memorial banners for each of the bombing victims. The support of the course was great and the volunteers at the water stations were very friendly. What I didn’t like about the race is that around 3.5-4 miles the course merged with the 5K making the course crowded. This is usually the segment where runners should be settling into their pace, not dodging a wall of 5k walkers and stollers. I felt this area of the course was dangerous and should be re-evaluated. The 5k race should probably be a separate course from the marathon.

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    aehanson FIRST-TIMER '19

    A run thats full of emotion! You are there for the remembrance of those that lost thier live and the families that lost loved one. But there is fun to … MORE

    A run thats full of emotion! You are there for the remembrance of those that lost thier live and the families that lost loved one. But there is fun to be had. Maricha bands drinks of all kinds people in costumes. It was an amazing expience! I will do it again as well as other races

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    Christchild2002 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    The views and sights this year was very beautiful. I had tons of fun this year as my linked photos will show, it was one of my funnest races yet … MORE

    The views and sights this year was very beautiful. I had tons of fun this year as my linked photos will show, it was one of my funnest races yet and I look forward to running it again next year for my 3rd time in a row.

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    angelfaery77 FIRST-TIMER '19

    The energy and crowd support was amazing. I'd only ever done 5K's previously. The new course is challenging but not overly so. The weather was perfect. I'd definitely recommend it! MORE

    The energy and crowd support was amazing. I’d only ever done 5K’s previously. The new course is challenging but not overly so. The weather was perfect. I’d definitely recommend it!

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    amcaplinger FIRST-TIMER '19

    Perfect way to see OKC on foot with the entire city cheering you on. As a first timer to OKC, I felt apart of a mission much bigger than me … MORE

    Perfect way to see OKC on foot with the entire city cheering you on. As a first timer to OKC, I felt apart of a mission much bigger than me on race day. Everyone was kind and encouraging. The message before and throughout the race were moving and grounding when I needed that extra push of motivation.

    Cons (not really bad cons): There were almost too many water stations and would have liked more goo/food support along the way instead of pretzels. The post race party was amazing but a little cramped for the number of runners and supporters. Otherwise, would recommend every time.

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    krwebb15 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    The cause of this race is the most important one i run all year. Will participate until i no longer can. The course itself is easy and marked well. The … MORE

    The cause of this race is the most important one i run all year. Will participate until i no longer can. The course itself is easy and marked well. The shirts were from a different company & wayyyy better this year, didn’t shrink when washed!

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    connabors REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This is my favorite marathon race. I love the crowd support. Even though I was near the end of the runners there were still people cheering me on. MORE

    This is my favorite marathon race. I love the crowd support. Even though I was near the end of the runners there were still people cheering me on.

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