Overall Rating
Overall Rating (96 Reviews)
4.6
(96 Ratings)(96 Reviews)
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3.4
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3.9
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4.6
SWAG
4.6
2020 EVENT CANCELED, offering virtual race option. *** The Williams Route 66 Marathon is a Boston-qualifying race that is run on a USATF certified course throughout 26.2 miles of the historic and scenic streets of Tulsa. All participants are timed electronically, and first time marathoners will receive a special “My … MORE
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    jdhunt FIRST-TIMER '19

    We were lucky to enjoy a beautiful day on somewhat of a tough course. Oklahoma does not necessarily mean flat, as there were rolling hills throughout a lot of the … MORE

    We were lucky to enjoy a beautiful day on somewhat of a tough course. Oklahoma does not necessarily mean flat, as there were rolling hills throughout a lot of the race. Nothing too extreme, but definitely enough to keep things interesting. Like most city marathons, you get a nice tour of the city with the race, which I always appreciate. I also took the “Center of the Universe” detour so I could claim I ran “the World’s shortest ultramarathon” – was a bit gimmicky but I did get an extra token from it.

    Tulsa put on a good party along the route, and it was well supported for a smaller city! I think I had more offers for beer from supporters along this route than I had on any other race I had run (yes I had a few, why do you ask?).

    As for the swag – I really appreciated getting a zip up instead of the usual shirt (I wear it often in cooler weather), and the medal is a nice nostalgic call-out to the halcyon days of driving on Route 66.

    Overall, I rather enjoyed the Williams Route 66 Marathon, and I highly recommend it for an Oklahoma race.

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    Llewella FIRST-TIMER '17

    This was such a fun, social, low stress race! I was thrilled with the race atmosphere, the crowd support and the joy from the locals. Unlike other marathons I have … MORE

    This was such a fun, social, low stress race! I was thrilled with the race atmosphere, the crowd support and the joy from the locals. Unlike other marathons I have run, the folks that lived along the course route took advantage of their roads being closed. There was a block party around every corner! There was even a balloon arch over the course on one street, a big panda in a grass skirt and many offers of food and beverage along the way. So much fun! The course was not overly hilly, a nice mix to keep it interesting. The “Worlds Shortest Ultra” could have been marked a little better. At mile 25 at my pace, signs have to be big and flashing for me to see it. My family had fun finding me at different locations and had an easy time getting around. They were at 5-6 different spots!

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    ryneisaac REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This race has the best environment I've been a part of. It begins and ends in downtown Tulsa. Along the way you run through midtown with beautiful homes and lots … MORE

    This race has the best environment I’ve been a part of. It begins and ends in downtown Tulsa. Along the way you run through midtown with beautiful homes and lots of people out to cheer for you. There is no shortage of excitement and energy. Downtown Tulsa races are difficult because you have to climb back up to the finish!

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    kateeisaac REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This run is fun, you get to start and end in downtown Tulsa, and the middle of the race runs through beautiful neighborhoods. There are supporters along the way, and … MORE

    This run is fun, you get to start and end in downtown Tulsa, and the middle of the race runs through beautiful neighborhoods. There are supporters along the way, and it is so much fun!

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    Joann FIRST-TIMER '17

    This was a hillier race than I expected. However, everyone was very accommodating. The race starts downtown within walking distance of several hotels. It is a point to point race … MORE

    This was a hillier race than I expected. However, everyone was very accommodating. The race starts downtown within walking distance of several hotels. It is a point to point race and race managers provide a shuttle bus back to town.

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    Joann FIRST-TIMER '17

    Running on Route 66 was a great privilege when you consider that used to be the main route from Chicago to LA. The course had some pretty long hills, but … MORE

    Running on Route 66 was a great privilege when you consider that used to be the main route from Chicago to LA. The course had some pretty long hills, but was well organized. There was great pre-race events such as the “blessing of the shoes” at a downtown church.

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    raispuro REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I have done this race many times! The course was a little different due to construction in Tulsa. The medal was great, as usual. We were persuaded at another expo … MORE

    I have done this race many times! The course was a little different due to construction in Tulsa. The medal was great, as usual. We were persuaded at another expo by the event jacket, and we were thoroughly disappointed with the actual product. The expo was smaller than previous years. The post race experience was decent, as usual. There were many different options for food and drink. The finish festival was great, as always. The weather was amazing, which helped! The police officers dealing with the time limit were absolutely horrible. They were so rude that I took a picture of a specific cop and his car’s license. We finished ahead of the time limit, too. I didn’t have a break down of the time limit and mile times to reference, but it didn’t seem like we were behind that either. The cop sped by in his car, back and forth, several times. He was screaming at participants to get off the road and onto the sidewalk. Once we did, there weren’t even cars allowed to be on the road, so it was a moot point. I have done this race MANY times, and it had never been like that before. This wasn’t the race’s fault, but I did tell them in their post-event survey. I didn’t do it this year, so I don’t know if it was better or not.

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    raispuro REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I did this to get a “challenge” swag item. This was such a fun 5k. The course was not too bad. A little hilly, but as expected when looking at … MORE

    I did this to get a “challenge” swag item. This was such a fun 5k. The course was not too bad. A little hilly, but as expected when looking at the elevation map. The medal is decent for a 5k and the shirt was great, too! I wouldn’t travel to Tulsa to only do this race, but doing it in conjunction with a Sunday race is perfect!

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    raispuro REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Each year, this race gets better. The swag improves, the medal improves. The crowd and spectators get better. There is an area that one neighborhood created, which is basically a … MORE

    Each year, this race gets better. The swag improves, the medal improves. The crowd and spectators get better. There is an area that one neighborhood created, which is basically a party. We stay at a hotel close to the start line, which is great for the cold before the start, I think! Then we take a shuttle from the finish line. The MM/HF always have a VIP area that has great food and beer to have and great networking fun! If you want to be a MM/HF, qualify before this race! They usually have a booth at the expo with merch.

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    SWSmith1111 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This is my hometown and "home course", but every year is a fresh and unique experience. I have run this event 7 times now: 1 x relay. 2 x Half. … MORE

    This is my hometown and “home course”, but every year is a fresh and unique experience. I have run this event 7 times now: 1 x relay. 2 x Half. 4 x Full. Yes, I’m partial, but the organizers, the course, the volunteers, the support, the bands/music, etc, have delivered a great event every year. You will be welcomed and will enjoy a great visit to Tulsa.

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    raispuro REPEAT RUNNER '15

    This race never disappoints! The swag is always great, especially for HF/MM! They continue to improve things year after year! The swag and post race stuff especially. MORE

    This race never disappoints! The swag is always great, especially for HF/MM! They continue to improve things year after year! The swag and post race stuff especially.

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    raispuro REPEAT RUNNER '15

    This was the first year the Route 66 offered a “double” for doing a Saturday and Sunday race, which was our main reason for adding the 5k! We got something … MORE

    This was the first year the Route 66 offered a “double” for doing a Saturday and Sunday race, which was our main reason for adding the 5k! We got something for doing both, but I don’t remember what it was. It was a great 5k! Lots of crowd and course support.

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    raispuro REPEAT RUNNER '13

    This was my 3rd time doing this race. Each time, it improves. The people that put the race on continue to improve the race each time. The weather is always … MORE

    This was my 3rd time doing this race. Each time, it improves. The people that put the race on continue to improve the race each time. The weather is always tricky.

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    raispuro REPEAT RUNNER '12

    They made some changes to improve, and it was even better than my first time. I was injured, but it was still a great experience. The weather was great! But … MORE

    They made some changes to improve, and it was even better than my first time. I was injured, but it was still a great experience. The weather was great! But this time, I packed for any weather. Another great race and a bigger post-race experience.

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    raispuro FIRST-TIMER '11

    This was my 2nd half marathon ever. It was a great race! The weather was unpredictable and I should have prepared for anything. I booked my hotel late, so did … MORE

    This was my 2nd half marathon ever. It was a great race! The weather was unpredictable and I should have prepared for anything. I booked my hotel late, so did not do that again. The course was hilly, which I didn’t expect in Oklahoma.

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    mdkasher FIRST-TIMER '19

    This is not an easy course but not horribly difficult. It was one of the best party atmospheres on the course. The race director really created a great running event, … MORE

    This is not an easy course but not horribly difficult. It was one of the best party atmospheres on the course. The race director really created a great running event, great swag, ultra distance funny option, Free VIP privileges for running club members, and special medals for them too.

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    This race was so fun with soooo many “yard parties”.... love when residents come out to support marathons! THE best corral organization I’ve seen; other large marathons should take note! … MORE

    This race was so fun with soooo many “yard parties”…. love when residents come out to support marathons! THE best corral organization I’ve seen; other large marathons should take note! The extra mileage to the Center of the Universe was a cool touch (and added coin)! Ended up with 26.5 miles… considered an ultra marathon! Well done!

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    kcmcq18 FIRST-TIMER '19

    This is exactly the type of race in which I want to participate - a scenic course that goes through the downtown as well as scenic neighborhoods, great crowd support, … MORE

    This is exactly the type of race in which I want to participate – a scenic course that goes through the downtown as well as scenic neighborhoods, great crowd support, cool swag, and plenty of food when you finish.

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    rpocampo1 FIRST-TIMER '19

    A very well organized Race, from the Race Kit claiming until the Finish Line of the Marathon and everything in between. Yes, I would do it again! The Medal is … MORE

    A very well organized Race, from the Race Kit claiming until the Finish Line of the Marathon and everything in between. Yes, I would do it again! The Medal is one of the Best I have ever got.

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    usamhall REPEAT RUNNER '19

    1 year half 3 years full. Destiny is a great RD. This is fast becoming one of the best marathons in the USA. Maniacs, Fanatics, and 50 States have their … MORE

    1 year half 3 years full. Destiny is a great RD. This is fast becoming one of the best marathons in the USA. Maniacs, Fanatics, and 50 States have their own VIP tent. Official stops and drink stops on the course, let the Jello shots begin. So there are other races the Sunday before Thanksgiving but I have never done them. I am very happy to stay home and run my home town race. Oh by the way some say it is hilly. I just call it home. Cheers

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