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Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon schedule of events

Here's a look at the events surrounding the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon.
by Ed Godfrey Modified: April 21, 2013 at 7:57 pm •  Published: April 21, 2013
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SATURDAY AT THE EXPO

When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: Cox Convention Center

Speakers

Dick Beardsley, author and marathon runner

Topic: Overcoming Obstacles: More than miles

When: 11 a.m. until noon

Camille Herron

Topic: What's it like to win the OKC Memorial Marathon

When: Noon until 12:45 p.m.

Bill Rodgers, former Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon champion

Topic: The evolution of the sport

When: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Q&A on course and relays with instructions

Who: Bill Snipes, training chairman and Bill Goodier and Jennifer Henry, OKC Landrunners

Roundtable of Legends with Rodgers, Beardsley, Barrios and Emily Levan

When: 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Q&A on course and relays with instructions

Who: Bill Snipes, training chairman and Randy and Cara Nance, OKC Landrunners

When: 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Opening Ceremony

Who: Words and prayer by Rev. Mark McAdow, First Church senior pastor

When: 5-5:10 p.m.

OTHER ACTIVITIES ON SATURDAY

Course Tours with Marathon Race Director Chet Collier

When: 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.

Pasta Party

When: 5-8 p.m.

Where: Lobby of Chase Tower

Pasta Party includes a course overview and 6:45 p.m. Q&A with Rodgers, LeVan and Beardsley that will be moderated by Mark Bravo.

Blessing of the Shoes Service

Where: First Church, 5th and Robinson

When: 6:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

4:30 a.m.: Early start for marathon only

5:30 a.m.: Sunrise Service at the Survivor Tree; Pancake Breakfast opens at First Church

6 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions

6:15 a.m.: 168 seconds of silence

6:20 a.m.: Color Guard and national anthem

6:25 a.m.: Marathon Wheelchair Start

6:30 a.m.: Start of Marathon, Half-Marathon, Relays

6:45 a.m.: Start of Memorial 5K

8:15 a.m.: Start of Kids Marathon

7:30-10:30 a.m.: Finish Line Celebration

10 a.m.: Memorial Museum Opens