Kudos of the Month: The Tulsa Run

YOUNG PARTICIPANTS: Monte Cassino students and staff run in the 1986 Tulsa Run.

GTR Newspapers Photo

The Tulsa Run turns 40 in 2017.

Since beginning in 1978 with just over 1,000 runners, the run has grown to over 150,000 finishers of its 15k race.

In addition to the 15k, runners can also participate in the 5k or 2k. The Tulsa Run is also the host of Track and Field 15k Masters Championships.

This year’s race will be held Oct. 28. The first race will begin at 7:45 a.m., with the last race starting at 9 a.m.

The race begins in downtown Tulsa and takes participants near various local areas, including Cherry Street, Woodward Park, Veterans Park, the Arkansas River, the Red Fork District and Route 66, and finishing in the Deco District.

The Tulsa Run’s Finish Line Festival will open at 8 a.m. with activities for runners and families. There will also be various food and drink offerings for participants.

For 2017, the Tulsa Run will benefit Aim High Academy, Assistance League of Tulsa, Emergency Infant Services, Global Gardens, Lindsey House, River Parks Foundation, Tulsa Regional Alliance and Tulsa Tough.

The Tulsa Run has given to various charities over its history, including Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Oklahoma; Camp Fire Green Country; Little Lighthouse; Child Abuse Network; Meals on Wheels; the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless; Muddy Paws; and Domestic Violence Intervention Services.

Updated 08-30-2017

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