Williams Route 66 Half Marathon
24 November 2019
Participants in the Williams Route 66 Half Marathon will run 13.1 miles through the historic and scenic streets of Tulsa. Runners will compete on this USATF certified course while being electronically timed. Half marathon participants must be at least 12 years old on race day. Members of the Half Fanatics Club will experience special perks at the Maniac Corner, which features added race day benefits including a VIP tent with private restrooms, gear check and refreshments. Half Fanatics who register by September 1, 2015, and indicate that they are a member of the Club will receive a custom race number and special finisher medal indicating their membership. Although strollers are not allowed, visually impaired individuals can compete with a seeing-eye dog. Walkers are welcome in all Williams Route 66 Marathon races, and half marathon pace groups are available.
Start in downtown Tulsa to eliminate the need for pre-race hotel shuttles making it easier for the participants to get to the start of the races. Ensure the marathon and half marathon courses follow the same route until the end of the half marathon course. Both the marathon and half marathon courses will make a return to Brookside 7.25 miles in to the race.
The Brookside Entertainment District is a stretch of local restaurants, retailers, bars and venues located between 32nd and 41st Streets on Peoria Ave. Centered on Brookside is the Cosmo Cafe and Bar, Leon’s Sports Bar and many unique shops. The marathon course also features a tour of the University of Tulsa campus, a private, premier institution originally known as Henry Kendall College founded in 1894 and moved to Tulsa in 1907. Today, TU has more than 4,000 students and is ranked 75th among national doctoral universities in U. S. News & World Report’s 2012 edition of America’s Best Colleges. Popular course sections include Cherry Street, Cascia Hall, Swan Lake, Woodward Park, Riverside Drive and of course, the Center of the Universe Detour.