2018 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, April 29, 2018

(Check back here for First Church special marathon events)

Friday, April 27 - 11am to 7 pm - OKC Memorial Marathon Runners' & Fitness Expo

Saturday, April 28 - 9 am to 6 pm - OKC Memorial Marathon Runners' & Fitness Expo

Cox Convention Center

Free pancakes, pancake mix and more!

Saturday, April 28 - 6 pm

Blessing of the Shoes

a Worship Service for Runners, Families, Friends, Volunteers and Everyone!

This is our Worship Service for the weekend of Marathon--hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 29 - 5:30 to 10:30 am in Harris Hall

Free Pancake Breakfast

Bathrooms, Kids' Area, Marathon streaming live in Harris Hall.


For the last decade, First Church has partnered with the OKC National Memorial to make the annual Memorial Marathon a very special event for the runners, their families, and spectators from around the world.  Our activities include . . .

  • Blessing of the shoes

    This is our worship service on Memorial Marathon weekend.  It begins in the First Church Sanctuary at 6PM and all Marathon participants, families and volunteers are invited.  During the service the runners have a chance to place their shoes on the altar area to be blessed by the Pastor, and to be anointed with oil if they desire.

  • free pancake breakfast on marathon morning

    Each year First Church volunteers serve around 2,500 free pancake breakfasts to runners, their families, and supporters from 5:30 to 10:30AM.  We offer clean restrooms, a Kid's Play Area, and the Marathon streaming live on t.v.  

  • annual runners' expo at cox convention center

    First Church is blessed to have the opportunity to have a booth at the Runners' Expo every Marathon weekend (Friday and Saturday before race day).  We hand out free silver dollar pancakes, packets of pancake mix, and information cards for the Blessing of the Shoes and the Pancake Breakfast.  The volunteers love meeting runners and their families from all over the world and inviting them to our church for these two special events.