Route 66 Half Marathon in Top 100

03/15/2017 - 15:00

TULSA, OK — The Williams Route 66 Marathon continues to grow as a favorite race for runners across the nation. This year, the Route 66 Half Marathon was recognized as one of the top 100 best half marathons in the U.S. by The 100 Half Marathon Club. In fact, this Tulsa half marathon placed in the following categories:

— Overall Best-Rated Top Individual Events.
— Best Half Marathons in the United States.
— Best Medal.
— Best Race Shirt.
— The Half Marathon You'd Do Every Single Year If You Could.
— Best Communication From a Race Director.
— Best Volunteers.
— Best "Is This A Race Or Just Really A Huge Party?" Half Marathon.

The 100 Half Marathon Club is a racing organization composed of individuals striving to complete 100 half marathons. In order to be eligible for membership in the club, individuals must have finished at least 10 half marathons. Current members have participated in between 10 to 300 races. Each year, club members are encouraged to fill out a survey recognizing their favorite half marathon by state, theme, price, value and other criteria.

“We are changing the image of Tulsa for the positive,” says Kim Hann, director of the Route 66 Marathon. “The Tulsa community has overwhelmingly supported this event as it continues to grow in its 12th year. It’s important that our event promotes health, wellness and most importantly, fun.”

Although this event draws runners from across the world, it is also a local favorite, winning several awards from Oklahoma Sports and Fitness. From the 2016 race, this organization recognized the Route 66 Marathon as:

— Best Overall Marathon.
— Best Overall Half Marathon.
— Best Event Giveaways.
— Best Awards/Finisher Medals.
— Best Post Race Party.

Last year was the 11th year for the Williams Route 66 Marathon events, which include a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 5k run and walk, and fun run. Registration for the 2017 Williams Route 66 Marathon, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma, opens on March 31. For more information about the event,

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