'Mother Road Marathon' run along Route 66

Monday, October 11, 2010 | 8:03 p.m. CDT; updated 8:20 p.m. CDT, Monday, October 11, 2010
More than 600 contestants start the inaugural Mother Road Marathon on Sunday on Commercial Avenue in Commerce, Okla. Runners took part in a one-mile race in Joplin and a half-marathon between Baxter Springs, Kan., and Joplin. The marathon course followed historic Route 66 beginning in Commerce and ending in Joplin.

JOPLIN — More than 1,600 people got their kicks on Route 66 during the weekend.

Organizers of the first-ever Mother Road Marathon said 1,645 contestants ran in one of three races on Sunday.


Related Links

The marathon ran from Commerce, Okla., to Joplin. Others took part in a one-mile race in Joplin and a half-marathon between Baxter Springs, Kan., and Joplin.

All three races ran along Route 66, the historic highway that stretches from Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif.

Ryan Kramer of Des Moines, Iowa, won the marathon with a time of 2:51:57. The top female finisher was Katie Kramer, of Oklahoma City, Okla.


Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.