KUDOS OF THE MONTH: TSF’s Corndog Classic

FOOD RUNNER: Participants in the 2012 Corndog Classic 5K line up to receive corndogs, lemonade and cotton candy, which they must consume during the race. The fundraiser is in its third year and benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Tulsa Area United Way.

On Sept. 21, the Tulsa State Fair and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s () Team in Training Tulsa Chapter will present the third-\annual Corndog Classic 5K and Fun Run at the Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Tulsa Area United Way.

Since its inception in 2011, the event has raised close to $18,000 for its two charities.

The Corndog Classic 5K is a yearly event held entirely on the 240 acres of the Expo Square, taking participants through the fairgrounds during the beginning stages of fair set-up.

Runners can choose to participate in the Corndog Challenge 5K Run/Walk, the 5K Run/Walk or Dizzy’s Fun Run/Walk.

The Corndog Classic 5K requires racers to run or walk the course while also finishing a corndog, lemonade and cotton candy.

The Fun Run/Walk is one mile, and strollers are welcome.

The post-race party will feature live music and family-friendly activities.

The LLS’s Team in Training is in its 25th year. It began in 1988, when Bruce Cleland assembled a marathon team in New York City to raise money in honor of his daughter, a leukemia survivor.

During the next 25 years, LLS’s Team In Training has become the leader in endurance sports training for charity, funding significant therapies like chemotherapy and bone marrow transplants, which have a significant impact on blood cancer patients.

Updated 08-27-2013

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