FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Williams Energizes the Route 66 Marathon
"Three-Year Title Sponsorship Announced"
(Tulsa – July 30, 2009) The directors of The Route 66 Marathon and
Williams announced today that a three-year title sponsorship agreement is
finalized and the new event names are The Williams Route 66 Marathon and
The Williams Route 66 Quarter Marathon. The partnership allows Williams and
the Route 66 Marathon team to build the November classic into one of the
top marathon weekends in the country.
"For the last three years we have worked very hard to prove to the Tulsa
community and the running world that Tulsa is ready to host a world-class
marathon weekend," said Route 66 Marathon executive director Chris
Lieberman. "The three-year Williams sponsorship commitment confirms our
vision for this community. We plan to continue building this event and
showcasing Tulsa to our participants across the nation and around the
Lieberman said having a company like Williams involved will help take the
event to the next level.
"We are all honored to have one of Tulsa's greatest companies as our title
sponsor," said Lieberman. "They have helped make Tulsa a better place to
live for more than 100 years and now we'll work together to help people
energize themselves and become stronger, healthier and more confident by
participating in the great events of The Williams Route 66 Marathon."
Williams has more than 1,400 employees in the Tulsa headquarters' office
and offers a range of wellness programs to encourage fitness and healthy
"Partnering with Route 66 Marathon is a great fit for Williams because of
our commitment to wellness for our employees and our support of the great
Tulsa community," said Robyn Ewing, senior vice president of Williams. "We
look forward to being a part of making the marathon weekend world-class and
we know that Tulsans are committed to supporting events like this that
promote our city and put us all on the national stage."
Online registration is now available for all events at
About The Williams Route 66 Marathon
The Williams Route 66 Marathon is run annually in Tulsa, Okla. on the
Sunday before Thanksgiving. The fourth running of The Williams Route 66
Marathon is set for November 22, 2009. The Williams Route 66 Quarter
Marathon is run annually on the first Saturday of August. The first running
of The Williams Route 66 Quarter Marathon is set for August 1, 2009. The
Williams Route 66 Marathon weekend includes a two-day health and fitness
expo, pasta dinner, full marathon, half marathon, 5-person marathon relay,
5K run and walk, and a one-mile fun run or walk. The post-race festival
includes concerts and a classic car show. To learn more about the events,
sponsoring, training or volunteering, please contact The Williams Route 66
Marathon via e-mail at , or call 918-794-5841 or
visit www.route66marathon.com and www.quartermarathon.com.
The Williams Route 66 Marathon
About Williams (NYSE: WMB)
Williams, through its subsidiaries, finds, produces, gathers, processes and
transports natural gas. Williams' operations are concentrated in the
Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Gulf Coast, and Eastern Seaboard. With
headquarters in Tulsa, Okla., the company also has major offices in Denver,
Salt Lake City and Houston and operations in 22 states, as well as in
Canada. Williams employs approximately 4,400 people, with approximately
1,400 in Tulsa. More information is available at http://www.williams.com.
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