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Williams Route 66 Marathon goes virtual

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Traditionally, for one weekend each November, Tulsa becomes a global community for runners from all 50 states and many international countries. They converge for one collective goal – crushing it in one of the Williams Route 66 races – from the one-mile fun run and 5K on Saturday, to the half and full marathon on Sunday.

This year, however, with the safety of participants and volunteers at the forefront, the race is going virtual.

“While we know it’s not quite the same as an in-person race, we believe that the best way to keep everyone safe and still experience some of that Route 66 magic is to move to a virtual event,” said Destiny Green, executive director of the Williams Route 66 Marathon.

Participants can run when and where they’d like between Nov. 21 and the deadline to submit virtual results on Dec. 1. Participants receive a specially designed hoodie and custom medal.

Sign up soon as there are limited registrations available.

“Pick your favorite trail, route, or treadmill,” said Williams’ Sr. Vice President and General Counsel Lane Wilson. “Lace up your running shoes, stay safe and run your own race.”

Williams has been a sponsor of this race since its inception and is proud to celebrate its 12th year as title sponsor of the marathon. Over the years, nearly 1,000 Williams employees have participated and run one or more of the races. Proceeds from the event benefit Kicks for Kids.

In addition to employees who participate in the races, we also have had more than 400 employees, along with friends and family members, volunteer at the Williams water stop and the Health and Fitness Expo over the years.

This year, Williams volunteers will be cheering on our runners with lots of virtual high-fives!