FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
St. John Health System Announces Sponsorship Of
Williams Route 66 Marathon Health, Fitness And Sustainability Expo
Tulsa, Okla. (August 3, 2010) - The directors of Tulsa Route 66 Marathon,
Inc., are pleased to announce St. John Health System as the new presenting
sponsor of the Williams Route 66 Marathon Health, Fitness and
Sustainability Expo. The Williams Route 66 Marathon, held on Nov. 21,
2010, benefits the Tulsa Area United Way.
The Williams Route 66 Marathon Health, Fitness and Sustainability Expo,
presented by St. John Health System, hosts more than 50 exhibitors
featuring sports, fitness and sustainability items. Packet pickup for all
participants and volunteers is also located at the expo. Held at the Tulsa
Convention Center, the two-day expo is free and open to the public.
"St. John Health System's long-standing commitment to the health and
wellness of our community makes this partnership with the Williams Route 66
Marathon a natural fit," said David Pynn, St. John Health System chief
operating officer. "We are pleased to be a part of an event which
motivates individuals of all ages and athletic capabilities to lead a
More than 20,000 people are expected to attend the expo this year. In
addition to the exhibitors, attendees can view health-related seminars and
obtain free health screenings and immunizations at the expo.
"In our fifth year of the Williams Route 66 Marathon, we are pleased to be
gaining recognition as a world-class marathon," said Chris Lieberman,
executive director of Tulsa Route 66 Marathon, Inc. "We strive to promote
healthy lifestyles to Tulsa and Oklahoma, and are proud to partner with St.
John Health System to promote better living in our community."
Expo hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010; and 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010. The expo is located at the Tulsa
Convention Center, 100 Civic Center, Tulsa, Okla., 74103. The Williams
Route 66 Marathon is presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma.
About the Williams Route 66 Marathon
The Williams Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa, Okla., is set for Sunday, Nov. 21,
2010, and the Williams Route 66 Quarter Marathon is Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010.
Events are held annually the Sunday before Thanksgiving and the first
Saturday in August, respectively. The fifth anniversary of the Williams
Route 66 Marathon weekend includes a two-day health and fitness expo, pasta
dinner, marathon, half marathon, five-person marathon relay, 5K run/walk,
and a one-mile fun run/walk. Post-race festivities include concerts and a
classic car show. To learn more about the events, sponsoring, training or
volunteering, please e-mail , call (918) 409-2828,
or visit www.route66marathon.comand www.quartermarathon.com.
About St. John Health System
St. John Health System is an 84-year-old, not-for-profit Catholic
healthcare system founded by the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother.
St John Health System operates hospitals in Tulsa, Owasso, Sapulpa and
Bartlesville. A fifth hospital is currently under construction in Broken
Arrow. Other subsidiaries of St. John Health System include OMNI Medical
Group primary care physicians, St. John Physicians, Inc. multi-specialty
group physician practice; St. John Urgent Care Centers, St. John Villas
Senior Living Centers and medical complexes in South Tulsa and Claremore.