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Route 66 Marathon

Tulsa, OK


Race Dates

2017: Sunday, November 19, 2017
2016: Sunday, November 20, 2016

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 48°F (8°C)
Average High: 58°F (14°C)
Average Low: 37° F (2°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.16
Course Score: 97.16

Race Size

2016: 1,512 Finishers
2015: 2,590 Finishers
2014: 1,686 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 3.8%
2015: 3.2%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

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Marathon Rankings

The Route 66 Marathon was the 58th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 30th largest in 2015.

Last year 3.8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 3.2% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Route 66 Marathon the 430th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 415th highest percentage in 2015.


Its Course Score of 97.16 ranks it as the 371st fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest course in Oklahoma.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Route 66 Marathon a PR Score of 97.16. This PR Score ranks it as the 323rd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in Oklahoma.

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


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 803 feet (244m)
Min Elevation: 632 feet (192m)

Route




Ratings & Reviews for the Route 66 Marathon

4.9 Stars from 18 Reviews



review of 2016 Route 66 Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars

Review

Best finisher medal ever! Lots of music/crowd support for the 1st half of the race. After the split it get's a little lonely. Was way more hilly than expected. The detour is a neat feature to have as well.

Race Tips

The course is very hilly. Tulsa is not flat. Lots of rollers. It seemed to be mostly concrete too. Wear well cushioned shoes.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

We arrived Friday night a watched the 5K Saturday morning. It's a good idea to do so because that is where the race finishes so you can plan meeting spots for your family. If you do both the 5k and marathon you get a nice pint glass.



review of 2016 Route 66 Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

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review of 2016 Route 66 Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Great race. Lots of music and large crowds!

Race Tips

It's Tulsa. So lots of Hills!

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

book your hotel early!!!



review of 2016 Route 66 Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Challenging yet enjoyable. Great crowds even if the conditions happen to not be ideal. Bands along the course. It's the historic Route 66, what's not to like.

Race Tips

Train for hills. Race day temps probably won't be over 60 and could be in the 20's. Don't start out fast, the hills will catch up to you.

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review of 2016 Route 66 Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

The course was great! I was overwhelmed with the support from the community. I'll be back. Definitely my favorite marathon!!

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review of 2016 Route 66 Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

As a native Tulsa, I am biased, but this marathon is a blast. Tulsans are a special, sweet, fun breed, and the Route 66 really demonstrates that. The course is quite hilly (and I trained on Tulsa hills) but so much fun and such an inspiring tour of midtown Tulsa.

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review of 2016 Route 66 Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Excellent start corral setup. Rest stops just where you need them. Awesome finisher zone and medals.

Race Tips


Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Park closer to the finish rather than the start.



review of 2016 Route 66 Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Great Atmosphere, crowd, everything is top notch, ran it 3 years in a row, does not disappoint!

Race Tips

Tulsa, you may think its flat, its not, lots of hills, so train for hills, also the weather, it can be cold, really cold, then again it could be warm, so pack for both cold and warm conditions!

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Best place to park is near the finish line, the starting line (4) corrals is about a mile a way from the finish



review of 2016 Route 66 Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

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Race Tips

Hills. Go easy

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review of 2016 Route 66 Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

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review of 2016 Route 66 Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

I've ran it for several years always a great experience. I love this town. I wish we had more vendors generally its always the same ones. Maybe we could get more locals interested. Give them a discount in the building to set up there goods. Love to help out our own.

Race Tips

The one thing you cannot expect is what the weather will be like. I ran in all kinds here in Tulsa. That's the beautify of it. it's the challenge to get through what ever comes your way.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

I live here so I'm not so great with hotel discounts. But I would like to see in our packet have some kind of a discount for a item that's says Route 66 Run, so many family's come and cannot afford to buy any extra logo t-shirts etc. so expensive.



review of 2016 Route 66 Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

I liked the swag and the people are so nice and helpful. I have no dislike.

Race Tips

Come early so that you can park close and have time to get ready for the race.

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review of 2016 Route 66 Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

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review of 2015 Route 66 Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

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Race Tips

Miles 21-23 have nasty hills, designed to break your spirit. Rolling hills throughout, but that stretch will test you.

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review of 2013 Route 66 Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Loved the organizational details. Treated 50 staters and maniacs like royalty. Large expo w/ lots of deals if you want to shop. Tremendous medal! First time marathoners can get a special bib and medal! Nice post race set-up. Larger race of 2021 (full) and 4700 (half)

Race Tips

There are lots of hills. Most are short and none are really steep but they are relentless. Heard lots of comments regarding this so be forwarned. Only extended flat sections are 6-12 along riverside drive. We had brutal cold in 2013 but usually can expect perfect running temps.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Race already negotiated 3:00 late check-out w/ host hotels. ALL races should do this!!! Holiday Inn is literally 50 yards from start (and they have free airport shuttle). Downtown Tulsa is very quiet in evening. I ate every meal in hotel (decent restaurant so not a negative).



review of 2013 Route 66 Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Loved the organizational details. Treated 50 staters and maniacs like royalty. Large expo w/ lots of deals if you want to shop. Tremendous medal! First time marathoners can get a special bib and medal! Nice post race set-up. Larger race of 2021 (full) and 4700 (half)

Race Tips

There are lots of hills. Most are short and none are really steep but they are relentless. Heard lots of comments regarding this so be forwarned. Only extended flat sections are 6-12 along riverside drive. We had brutal cold in 2013 but usually can expect perfect running temps.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Race already negotiated 3:00 late check-out w/ host hotels. ALL races should do this!!! Holiday Inn is literally 50 yards from start (and they have free airport shuttle). Downtown Tulsa is very quiet in evening. I ate every meal in hotel (decent restaurant so not a negative).



review of 2013 Route 66 Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Great event, well organized with LOTS of volunteer support and plenty of water, potty, and medic stations along the course. Terrific fan turnout all along the course.

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review of 2013 Route 66 Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

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Fun running on Route 66.

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