Tuesday morning, officials announced that it was a record fundraising year for the marathon.
Marathon organizers presented a $983,000 check raised from the Run to Remember in April to the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.
Kari Watkins said, “We’re now teaching an entire generation of kids who weren’t alive April 19, 1995 or September 11, 2001, so they’re enjoying the fruits of a city that’s been rebuilt. But we want to take them back to what happened and why and how we were able to come together as a city. It’s a great lesson.”
The money raised from the run accounts for nearly a third of the memorial’s operating budget since it does not receive any federal funding.
Next year’s marathon is already set for April 27.
KFOR is a proud sponsor of the marathon, which means you can catch the live coverage of next year’s run on April 27.
Registration will open for the run Sept. 2.