Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon primer

Want to know more about the OKC Memorial Marathon, or curious as to how you can get involved? Here's a look at some of the finer details.
by Ryan Aber Modified: April 21, 2013 at 7:57 pm •  Published: April 21, 2013
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How to run

While online registration for the race is closed, runners may register at the Health and Fitness Expo at the Cox Convention Center downtown Friday and Saturday while spots remain open.

As of the weekend, spots remained open in the marathon, half marathon and marathon relay.

Marathon registration at the expo is $130 per runner, while the half marathon is $100 per runner and the marathon relay is $325 per five-person relay team.

How to volunteer

After Monday's event in Boston, marathon organizers had a rush of inquiries from people who wished to volunteer.

Because of that push, the event has fulfilled its needs of approximately 3,000 volunteers for the event. The volunteers work at packet pick-up before the race and at water stops and the start/finish line during the race among other responsibilities.

Marathon organizers are asking anyone who wants to volunteer and be a part of the race to support the runners on the course.

How much money does it make, and where does the money go?

The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum is the sole beneficiary of Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon proceeds. The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon has contributed more than $4 million to the Memorial since it began in 2001. The breakdown of the contribution by years:

2012: $950,000

2011: $850,000

2010: $750,000

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by Ryan Aber
Reporter
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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