Sunday I ran the Half Marathon part of the Williams Route 66 Marathon. It has been since the late 1990’s since I’ve run the distance but I thought I’d give it a try.
The race had about 6700 people overall. They formed us into groups called corrals. I felt like saying moo several times. They started us in groups also. First time I’d ever encountered that but I’m told that that how the bigger races do it.
Lots and lots of people had to use the portapotty’s. My office is a block away from the start so no portapottys for me! At the start anyway.
Oops, I digressed, at each start they shot confetti in the air. It was everywhere.
By the time I made the turn onto Cherry Street, I was way behind. Actually that was by design. I decided to run four minutes and walk a minute through the race. I hadn’t trained for the distance so I just took it easy. Makes it easier to take photographs also.
There were lots of good bands on the route playing some solid rock and roll. Flutes and violins are nice but not during a run.
I loved these ladies and their signs. I hope nobody is offended.
We ran past a local synagogue with reminders of the Ten Commandments.
Midtown Tulsa was in full Autumn color mode. It was beautiful.
Because it was chilly at the start some runners take clothes they can discard and throw them down on the ground as they warm up. The organizers pick the stuff and it is distributed to those who need them. I hope that the clothes are washed first!
I was worn out as I came to the end of the Half Marathon. I was plum tuckered out. The full marathoners were just halfway.
I didn’t know spiders drank beer!!!
Anyway, lots of fun to be had. I’m doing it again next year.