The annual Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is held on April 30th 2017, in honor of the 168 people who had died and the 500 or more people who were wounded in the Oklahoma City Bombing on April 19, 1995. This is not just another marathon. It is a Run to Remember and a race to show that we can each make a difference and change the world. From its first race in 2001, with just shy of 5,000 participants, the event now hosts over 23,000 runners and walkers from every state and several foreign countries. This is a way to bring the community back together after an event like this happened. The mission of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is to celebrate life, reach for the future, honor the memories of those who were killed, unite the world in hope and to grow everyday closer together .