The 2021 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon has been postponed to October.
The Memorial Marathon is normally run in April but it has been postponed to the weekend of Oct. 2-3, 2021, in hopes for a better chance to run the race in person, race organizers said.
The half marathon, 5K and kids marathon will run on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, and the marathon and the relay will be on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021.
Race officials are still considering whether or not to include a bike race and will have an update on that in 2021.
The decision to move the race to October is based on recommendations from the Memorial's come back team of community leaders, health officials, emergency management, first responders and in consultation with major marathons around the world.
“While the virtual Memorial Marathon exceeded our expectations this year, we realize how meaningful it is to all be together in person for the #RUNtoREMEMBER,” said Kari Watkins, race director. “This is not just another marathon, this is one of Oklahoma City’s signature events that brings our whole community together. If a few more months allows people to run together, it’s worth the delay.”