Half Marathon


Quarter Marathon

Benefiting Cancer Centers of Oklahoma


5K Run


Fun Run for Kids and Spirit Walk


To help prepare you for the SOS, a FREE 12-week training program is provided for all events, and weekly training sessions will be held on Saturdays at 7 am starting from the parking lot of Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Before you begin training, start with a good pair of shoes. To select the proper shoe for your foot, it is best to consult a running store that can determine the right shoe for your specific foot and gait. Next, follow a training plan for the race distance you will be walking or running. Training plans are available on our Training page. Those training for the 5K should be prepared to walk or run 3-4 times the first week for 5-15 minutes at a time. Your long effort should build up to a total of 15 minutes of exertion or a half mile. Quarter Marathoners should walk or run 3-4 times this week, and complete one mile for your long training walk/run. Half Marathoners will need to complete up to 4 miles for your first long training walk/run, at your own pace. As you follow your training plan, keep in mind that you can individualize the schedule for you. It is just meant to be a guide to help prepare you for your event. The most important thing to remember is that this is not a competition, and your goal is to train at a pace that is comfortable for you. Listen to your body so you don’t push yourself to the point of injury.

SOS Kickoff Event
SOS History

Welcome to the 11th Annual Spirit of Survival!


After TEN successful years, the Spirit of Survival has become one of the largest tourism attractions in Lawton drawing visitors to our community and funding cancer research. The SOS supports those with cancer and their families in three cancer center locations throughout Southwest Oklahoma!


Years of Spirit of Survival

Past Participants

Dollars raised

Become a volunteer!


Our volunteers are the heart of the Spirit of Survival. Without the hardworking, enthusiastic people supporting the runners, there would not be a race. People of any talent and physical ability are wanted. Come and join us. It will be a rewarding and fun experience. Help inspire more than 5,000 runners and support cancer research! Your gifts of time, talent and money will help us to save lives!

SOS Volunteers