The countdown is on to this year's Memorial Marathon in less than a month. Governor Stitt's team started training bright and early Thursday morning for the relay.
This year's focus for the Governor's team is Oklahoma Afghanistan veterans.
"I think it's so important for us to remember as Americans and thank a service member for the freedoms we hold dearly in our country," said the Governor. "So, it was only appropriate for us to put a team together with veterans."
We are less than a month from the race right now on October 2nd and 3rd.
Organizers just announced new rules because of COVID-19.
Runners are required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of the race.
Masks will also be required at the start and finish of the race, but not during.
Those who would still like to register for the marathon can do so on okcmarathon.com.
All relay teams will be automatically entered to compete in the Governor's challenge and could win a free t-shirt if they beat the Governor's team.