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.
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.
Each year First Church volunteers serve around 2,500 free pancake breakfasts to runners, their families, and supporters. We offer clean restrooms, a Kid's Play Area, and the Marathon streaming live on TV.
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.
First Church Booth Dates
Friday, April 27 - 11am to 7 pm
Saturday, April 28 - 9 am to 6 pm