Home Events OKC Memorial Marathon Training Run

OKC Memorial Marathon Training Run

Saturday, January 6, 2024
Announcements at 7:05 AM
Runners wave* start at 7:15 AM
Marathoners (6 miles) and Half Marathoners (3 Miles)

START LOCATION & PARKING

Scissortail Park, near Spark, 300 OKC Blvd, OKC (6 miles)
7:15 a.m. – Start Running

or

OKC Memorial, 620 N Harvey, OKC (3 miles)
8:00 a.m. – Start Running

Our first training run will coincide with the OKC Memorial Marathon Training Kickoff this Saturday. Since our week 1 mileage for those training for the marathon is longer than their planned 5K route, we will start from Scissortail Park by Sparks at approx 7:15 AM and run our first 3 miles as a group to the OKC Memorial and join them for their opening remarks and then run their new 5K course. Half marathoners running 3 miles will meet at the Memorial at 8:00 for their kickoff and run their 5K course. You might want to park by Scissortail and walk or do a short easy 1 mile run to the Memorial as the finish and post run activities will be near Scissortail Park at OKC Blvd and Hudson.

The OKC Memorial Marathon will be giving the first 500 who register and attend the training run Sat AND are registered for either the Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, or 5K by January 4 special edition gloves and a hat! If you’re not registered, there’s still time.

Register for the training run: https://bit.ly/46KEPHx

Register for OKCMM events: http://okcmarathon.com/

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/310235091973762

Wave Start* – We anticipate utilizing a wave start to spread out the group so please line up according to your expected pace and wait until your pace is called to begin running.

COURSE MAPS

Remember – it is your responsibility to know the course.

Those running 6 miles will meet at Scissortail Park by Spark at 7:05 am, depart 7:15 am and run 3 miles – running around the Park and then north on Robinson to the OKC Memorial where we will meet up with the OKC Memorial Marathon Training Kickoff group. We’ll then run their new 5K course finishing up at the finish line on Oklahoma City Boulevard. Those training for the half will meet at the OKC Memorial, 620 N Harvey at 8:00 am and run their new 5K course, which finishes on Oklahoma City Boulevard.

Route:
3.1 Miles (OKCMM 5K route)
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/2458907

6.2 Miles
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/2458909

Directions:
3.1 Miles
https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/NEH3xrgJZc

6.2 Miles
https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/itbgMDBGEj

WATER STOPS: BRING-YOUR-OWN-CUP

We will have water and PowerAde available on the course at/near:
Start / finish area.

For the health and safety of everyone, DO NOT DRINK DIRECTLY FROM THE SPIGOT WITH YOUR MOUTH. Instead, use your own cup (hydrapouch, water bottle, etc.) to drink at the water stops. You can purchase a hydrapouch for $5 before the run. There will be NO CUPS AVAILABLE at the water stops!

Reminder – Water stops do not stay open indefinitely. We will be closing water stops based on a 15 minute mile pace. If you run or walk slower than a 15 minute pace or if you are running longer than the group’s planned mileage, then you should start earlier or carry water as your needs dictate.

SAFETY AND RUNNING

This is NOT A CLOSED COURSE – this means you will likely be sharing the streets with normal traffic and sharing the trails with other pedestrians including cyclists.

On the streets, run on the LEFT SIDE of the street, facing traffic, and not in the middle of the road. When approaching traffic get in a SINGLE FILE LINE with other runners and move to the far left, leaving as much space as possible for traffic. LOOK both ways before running through intersections – don’t simply “follow the group.”

On the trails, run on the RIGHT SIDE of the trail while leaving space for oncoming pedestrians and cyclists. Do not make abrupt stops and turns – you do not want a cyclist crashing into you from behind.

Let’s be courteous with others in our community and respectfully share the roads and trails. The safety of our participants is always our primary concern.

WHO CAN RUN WITH US?

Anyone! As always training is FREE and open to all walkers and runners, regardless of your training goals. You do not need to be a member to attend.

The event is finished.

Date

Jan 06 2024
Expired!

Time

7:00 am

Location

Spark Cafe
300 SW 3rd Street
Category