New this year, the Williams Route 66 Marathon will offer all participants free race photos through an expanded sponsorship by Route 66 Chevrolet. “We’re ecstatic to be able to offer free race photos to all of our participants,” said Destiny Green, Executive Director of the Route 66 Marathon. “The Williams Route 66 Marathon is always looking for new and exciting ways we can improve the race experience for our participants, and we’re so grateful to Route 66 Chevrolet for offering this perk,” Green said that Route 66 Chevrolet met with race organizers to come up with a win-win solution through an enhanced sponsorship. “Route 66 Chevrolet has long served as our Official Vehicle Sponsor, but this year, they decided to increase their sponsorship to become the official Photography Experience Sponsor as well,” Green said.
Route 66 Chevrolet Executive and General Manager Chuck Mulkey, said, “We recognize what an incredible accomplishment it is to complete a race of any distance. We also recognize how expensive it can be to try to preserve that memory. When looking for ways that we could increase our support for the marathon, we realized that by becoming the official Photographer Experience Sponsor, we’d be able to help runners and photographers alike.” With the sponsorship, photographers will get paid for their work, and runners will receive all the photos from their big day.
Runners can register or find out more information at www.route66marathon.com.
About the Williams Route 66 Marathon
Since 2006, the Williams 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 Williams 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