Hitting its stride
The Tulsa Run celebrates its 40th anniversary on Oct. 28.
Courtesy Propeller Communications
The first Tulsa Run in 1978 started with barely 1,000 participants running 15K. In later years, a 5K and 2K were added. Now finishers average 7,500-8,500 over the three distances of the run, which celebrates its 40th anniversary Oct. 28.
“The support from the Tulsa community has never changed,” says Heath Aucoin, director of the Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run. “The reason we are turning 40 is that the Tulsa community has come out year by year to volunteer, cheer and participate in the run. We also have 16 participants who have finished 39 straight Tulsa Runs.”
Runners will start at South Boulder Avenue and East Sixth Street; weave along portions of Cherry Street, River Parks, Route 66 and the Art Deco District; and finish at South Boston Avenue between Fourth and Fifth streets. Proceeds will benefit eight Tulsa-area nonprofits.
Online registration closes Oct. 25, and rates vary. Visit tulsasports.org/tulsarun.