Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon has a new look

After marathon organizers received feedback from a focus group of runners that have participated in several of the marathons, as well as feedback they received when they attended other marathons, the medals and T-shirts have received a complete overhaul for this year's race.
by Ryan Aber Modified: April 21, 2013 at 7:57 pm •  Published: April 21, 2013

The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon has a new look this year.

For more than a decade, the basic design of the T-shirts and medals given to participants has stayed relatively unchanged.

After marathon organizers received feedback from a focus group of runners that have participated in several of the marathons, as well as feedback they received when they attended other marathons, both have received a complete overhaul for this year's race.

The changes in the medals are the most dramatic.

Instead of a round die-cut Survivor Tree in bronze, the new medals feature the Marathon's new logo, a “swoosh” of various colors with runners and the 9:03 gate at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

The back of each medal has the Survivor Tree surrounded by the designated color for each race.

“The tree has always been on every medal and we still wanted that to be a focal point,” marathon coordinator Mollie Bennett said. “That will always be a big part of what we do.”

The ribbons take a cue from the colors of the new logo with each background color coded to match the race as well.

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by Ryan Aber
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Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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