For 2010, the Williams Route 66 Marathon will recognize a special group of runners: members of the Marathon Maniacs and the 50 States Marathon Club. Marathon Maniacs and 50 Staters who run the 2010 Williams Route 66 Marathon will be treated to special access of the Maniac Corner. The special area will include a members-only tent with VIP service including private gear-check, free food, Gatorade, water and Michelob Ultra.
We feel that VIP treatment such as this will be highly valuable to this select group of runners. As many of them travel extensively to participate in multiple races, they cannot bring their personal friends and family to every race. These runners form relationships with other Maniacs and club members, and these runners are a personal support system at out-of-town races. We feel that this VIP treatment and tent will allow these runners a special experience where they can connect with other runners like themselves and experience the level of treatment they deserve.
Steve Yee, one of the Main Maniacs at Marathon Maniacs said, “we hope our members come to share their race stories, socialize with new friends, talk about the marathon they will be running the following week and help to inspire any ‘Maniac wannabees’ that happen to venture near the tent and tell them how they too can get the coveted yellow singlet!”
Chris Lieberman, executive director of Tulsa Route 66 Marathon, Inc., said, “these runners run multiple marathons in multiple states, sometimes back-to-back. As a marathon, we wanted to provide the members of these clubs with something special.”