Sunday, April 27
Some running events encourage participants to wear outlandish costumes or something pairing well with colored cornstarch, mud or rotten tomatoes. There are also events that bring out the serious competitor in every runner. Then, there are events like the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, a celebration of community strength in memory of the many friends and loved ones who died in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. In its 14th year, the marathon looks forward once more to uniting runners and their supporters from around the world in an array of categories, including a kids’ marathon, Memorial 5k, the relay, half-marathon and full marathon (26.2 miles). Events begin at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 27. For registration or other information, go to www.okcmarathon.com.