Volunteer Sign Ups are Under Way

Starting Sunday, March 5, sign up sheets for all volunteer opportunities for the Marathon will be available on the entry table by Harris Hall.

The opportunities include helping with:  

Shifts at the Runners' Expo (Friday April 28 and Saturday April 29) to promote our Blessing of the Shoes service the evening of the 29th and our Free Pancake Breakfast on Marathon morning)

Working in the kitchen, on the serving line, or in the dining room for the Pancake Breakfast

Helping greet guests and give directions to important places in the church (like the bathrooms!)

Keeping our facility clean and supplied with necessary items like toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and the like

Having fun with the kids in our Kids' Area

Serving as a Course Marshal at different locations for the race

Want to help but can't make it to the church to sign up?  No worries!  Just call Sarah at 239-6493 and she'll get you on the list.


For the last several years, 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.