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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Sunday, April 30, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 60°F (15°C)
Average High: 68°F (20°C)
Average Low: 51° F (10°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.09
Course Score: 98.58

Race Size

2017: 2,213 Finishers
2016: 2,240 Finishers
2015: 2,490 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 5.1%
2016: 2.4%
2015: 4.5%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

Although the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon course is relatively flat to slightly rolling and can be fast, the weather is typically warmer than ideal. PRs and BQs will depend a lot on the race day weather.

There is only about 140 feet of total elevation difference over the entire course.


Marathon Rankings

The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon was the 37th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 36th largest in 2015.

This year 5.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 2.4% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon the 465th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 179th highest percentage so far in 2017.


Its Course Score of 98.58 ranks it as the 255th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 1st fastest course in Oklahoma.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon a PR Score of 98.09. This PR Score ranks it as the 247th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 1st fastest in Oklahoma.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1266 feet (385m)
Min Elevation: 1128 feet (343m)

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Recent Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Reviews

4.7 Stars from 9 Reviews
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4 / 5 Stars

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5 / 5 Stars

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review of 2017 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

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Well organized with plenty of water stops and aid. The entire city really comes together for this event supporting runners along the entire course. The first several miles have a lot of turns and are ran on narrow streets which makes it difficult to hit your splits if you are in the back starting out. They provide a bunch of pacing groups with pacing leaders who have ran the course several times.

Race Tips

I would recommend starting in corral A or B as it gets very crowded with slow runners and walkers at the back. This course is more hilly than you would expect. The Marathon course has about 700' of El. Gain. The Weather can do anything so if you're travelling be prepared for all types of weather. I've ran this 3 years in a row now and it can be hot and humid or cold and rainy, but it definitely will be windy!

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review of 2017 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

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Wind is always a factor. Spring weather is sometimes unpredictable. Great turnout. Lots of water stops.

Race Tips

Expect delays. First few miles and back half slow due to lots of slow runners and walkers.

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review of 2016 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

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Really well run race - tremendous number of volunteers involved - water/powerade stations almost every mile - many giving out pretzels & oranges. Great spectator involvement throughout the course both cheering and giving out the typical things but also many giving very cold bottled water and some odd things like bacon. This is very much an entire city event and it shows - all of the hotels gave extended checkouts - great shuttle system to/from the race - they really have it going on. Race is a little more up and down that you might think but plenty manageable - just be aware that it is very windy in OKC - wind was out of the south today at about 25mph - race is a north south point to point race and it was tough getting back in. I will certainly run this race again.

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