Downtown Tulsa, Main Street
North Main Street, Tulsa, OK, United States
Downtown Tulsa, Carmeron Street
West Cameron Street, Tulsa, OK, United States
The Brookside Entertainment District is a stretch of local restaurants, retailers, bars and venues located between 32nd and 41st Streets on Peoria Ave. Centered on Brookside is the Cosmo Cafe and Bar, Leon’s Sports Bar and many unique shops. The marathon course also features a tour of the University of Tulsa campus, a private, premier institution originally known as Henry Kendall College founded in 1894 and moved to Tulsa in 1907. Today, TU has more than 4,000 students and is ranked 75th among national doctoral universities in U. S. News & World Report’s 2012 edition of America’s Best Colleges. Popular course sections include Cherry Street, Cascia Hall, Swan Lake, Woodward Park, Riverside Drive and of course, the Center of the Universe Detour.
Start in downtown Tulsa to eliminate the need for pre-race hotel shuttles making it easier for the participants to get to the start of the races. Ensure the marathon and half marathon courses follow the same route until the end of the half marathon course. Both the marathon and half marathon courses will make a return to Brookside 7.25 miles in to the race.
On Nov 22nd 2009, Zac Freudenburg won the Route 66 Marathon and broke the Guinness World Record for running a marathon while pushing a stroller with a time of 2:32:10. Second place finisher Michael Wardian, completed the race with a time of 2:34:37. The previous Guinness World Record was set by Wardian and his older son Pierce at the 2007 Frederick Marathon in Virginia. The Route 66 Marathon made its inaugural run Nov. 19, 2006, with the slogan “Let our first marathon be your first marathon.” The event attracted approximately 3,000 participants in marathon, half-marathon and relay-race events.
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