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Williams Route 66 recognized as Best Half Marathon in Oklahoma by RaceRaves

November 20, 2019

TULSA, Okla. – The results are in, and Williams Route 66 Half Marathon, taking place later this week, has been recognized by RaceRaves as the top half marathon in Oklahoma.

RaceRaves, the leading online race finder and reviews community for runners of all levels, has announced the winners of its “Runners Choice: Best Half Marathons in the U.S.” poll. The top race in each state was crowned based on votes from thousands of runners across the country, along with reviews and ratings on RaceRaves.com. More than a laundry list, the handy new guide will help first-timers and seasoned runners alike build their all-star half marathon wish list.

Common themes among the winning events include exceptional production and on-course support, strong community involvement, and a course that showcases the beauty and attractions of the local region.

“RaceRaves is based on the reviews of runners, so we’re honored to be chosen as the top half-marathon in Oklahoma by those runners. Participants can feel the difference that our volunteers and community support make in their experience, and we’re excited for this year’s race in just a few days!” said Destiny Green, Executive Director of the Route 66 Marathon.

According to RaceRaves, anyone who has never used “fun” and “half marathon” in the same sentence has never run the Williams Route 66 event in Tulsa. Known for its confetti cannon start for each runner, and amazing community support for the runners, the Route 66 Marathon is known as “Oklahoma’s biggest block party.” The course showcases Downtown Tulsa’s Art Deco architecture along with the Gathering Place, a world-class riverfront park named the nation’s “Best New Attraction” of 2018 by USA Today. And first-time half-marathoners receive a “My First Half Marathon” finisher medal to commemorate their achievement.

This initiative exemplifies our passion and commitment to help runners discover the best races across the country.” said RaceRaves Co-founder Mike Sohaskey. “We’re fired up by the enthusiastic response from runners nationwide, and we congratulate the Route 66 Marathon on this well-deserved accolade.”

The complete list of winning half marathons by state is available on RaceRaves.com.

About the Route 66 Marathon

Since 2006, the Route 66 Marathon has hosted a world-class marathon weekend in the heart of Tulsa. Now in its fourteenth year, the marathon has grown into “Oklahoma’s biggest block party” complete with a Health, Fitness & Sustainability Expo, Fun Run, 5K, Mascot Dash, Marathon, Half-Marathon and Marathon Relay. The 2019 events will be held November 23-24, 2019. With a focus on fun, the event offers participants unparalleled spectator support. It’s not uncommon for neighborhoods along the course to host their own unofficial aid stations and block parties to welcome the runners. The race also offers award-winning finisher medals and race premiums inspired by the classic cars from the Route 66 automobile era. Named a “Must Do Fall Race” by Runner’s World magazine, the Route 66 Marathon is truly a 26.2-mile-long party. The event brings more than 12,000 runners to the Tulsa area from all 50 states and more than 10 countries each year and has an estimated economic impact of more than $8 million dollars. Runners who complete the Center of the Universe Detour, which adds an extra 0.3-mile to the marathon, can also proudly proclaim they’ve completed the World’s Shortest Ultramarathon! And yes, there’s beer at the finish line. To learn more, visit www.Route66marathon.com or contact Mandy Vavrinak at [email protected] or call 918-633-4397.

About RaceRaves

Founded in 2014, RaceRaves.com is the leading online race finder and reviews community for runners of all levels to share their experiences and find their next challenge. The company’s robust race database, intuitive search tools, finisher reviews from all 50 states and 85+ countries, and compelling editorial content establish RaceRaves as a trusted resource for runners and endurance athletes. With its authentic voice and fast-growing audience, RaceRaves helps brands and events connect with runners in today’s competitive marketplace.

For more information about RaceRaves or its list of Best Half Marathons in the U.S., please contact Katie Ho at 650-274-5044 or [email protected].