Fox 23: Route 66 Marathon brings millions of dollars into Tulsa

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Route 66 Marathon organizers expect 20,000 people to walk or run through Tulsa this weekend and there will be an economic impact of about $5 million.

Fleet Feet’s Tim Dreiling, an organizer of the race for all seven years it has been running, says this is the biggest and busiest shopping weekend of the year for him, not next week’s “Black Friday.”

“This is our big weekend,” said Dreiling. “We are really geared up and every single one of my employees is working. Black Friday for us is not such a big deal but this is where we got a lot invested.”

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