OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon announces the release of its first podcast on January 13. The Run to Remember podcast will feature a series of episodes leading up to race weekend April 22-24, 2022. New episodes will be released on Thursday of each week.


Hosted by Kristin Fares, the Run to Remember podcast celebrates the spirit of the OKC Memorial Marathon and features well-known runners, trainers, community members and representatives discussing everything race-related. Listeners will hear Why We Run and how this is a race where everyone can make a difference.


In the first episode released today, Kristin and Race Director Kari Watkins sit down with some of those most impacted by the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing — family member Blayne Arthur, survivor Amy Downs and first responder Greg Johnston. They share their stories and discuss the journey to becoming runners.


Also in the first episode, one of the most beloved figures in running, Bart Yasso, offers up training tips for getting started. Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt talks about the impact and importance of the Marathon. And Kari Watkins announces that due to the overwhelming positive response from the 2021 Marathon, the 2022 race will again be a two-day event.


“We are so excited to be among the first Marathons in the country to introduce a podcast,” said Kari Watkins. “We believe this will be motivational for our runners and just as meaningful for the community as we remind everyone of our mission and Why We Run. We hope you’ll please take the time to listen.”

The Run to Remember podcast is available on the Memorial Marathon’s website at okcMarathon.com or on your favorite podcast platform including Apple, Spotify, Google, Amazon and Stitcher. The podcast is sponsored and produced by Knox Studios, a creative studio and production partner for the modern age.



About the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is a community-driven event that began in 2001 as a fundraiser for the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. It consists of five races over two days — Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, Relay and Kids Marathon. A Health & Fitness Expo on Friday and Saturday kicks off race weekend festivities, April 22-24, 2022. The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is the sole beneficiary of Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon proceeds and is the Memorial’s largest fundraiser. To learn more about the Memorial and Museum, visit MemorialMuseum.com. To learn more about the OKC Memorial Marathon, visit okcMarathon.com.