Kiwanis OKC & Memorial Marathon 2017

Kiwanis Corner Cheering 

Memorial Marathon

29th & Robinson

4-29-17

Despite a storm that caused downed trees and branches along with loss of electricity and chilly weather, the Memorial Marathon continued larger and more joyous than ever. Cheering stations along the way added to the excitement and thanked runners. 

The route's first station is at 29th & Robinson. As the runners come up the hill, they first hear the beat of Fletcher Williams' sound equipment and peppy music mix. Fletcher saved this day as he has many other events in the past. He not only brought sound and his infamous peach Bellinis, but he brought lighting and a Caterpillar generator. 

Noma Gurich and John Miley began a new tradition last year, that of waving with washable Mickey Mouse gloves. Randall Stoner bought and donated a pair this year. The goal is for each waver to have one white glove. 

A potluck brunch follows the annual corner celebration of runners. 

Without electricity, how could we cook Randall Stoner's biscuits and heat the casseroles? Longtime Boy Scouts' leaders Terry and Leetta Vanlandingham brought a camp cook stove, which worked perfectly to make coffee and cook. Leetta also brought a tent just in case cheerers needed cover. The cleaned gloves are ready for next year. Join us.