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RunnersWorld Tulsa Urban Adventure Race
Sat, September 30, 2017, 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Route Map Here: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1283863087
Join us for the third annual RunnersWorld Tulsa 26.2, 50, 75 or 100 Mile Urban Adventure Race!
The RunnersWorld Tulsa Mile Urban Adventure Race is an informal, small, low-key event that nevertheless promises to be an unforgettable running experience. It is an urban adventure, a running tour of Tulsa, beginning and ending at RunnersWorld Tulsa.
New this year is the addition of the marathon distance for those of you that need one!
Due to running on public venues we are limited to having 100 runners total.
The start is Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. The start/finish is at RunnersWorld Tulsa.,3920 S. Peoria, Tulsa, OK. You will be able to leave your drop bag there and rest during the night and have a shower when you are finished if needed.
WHAT'S WITH THE NAME? First of all, it's Tulsa! It’s an exposition because it will expose you to parts of the city that you may or may not have run before and will show you what a great city this is to run in on your Urban Adventure
CUTOFF: The cutoff time for finishing the 100 mile race is 34 hours (5:00 PM. Sunday).
COURSE: The course is four, 25 mile loops with a 1.2 mile out and back for the 26.2 mile distance. Run four laps, run 100 miles!!! It starts and finishes at RunnersWorld Tulsa, 3920 S. Peoria, Tulsa OK. The course may be lightly marked but runners must be alert and attentive to markings and directions to avoid a wrong turn. You will be given a laminated map with turn by turn directions to carry with you during the event. The terrain is generally flat to gently rolling. I’ve tried to minimize running on streets with traffic as much as possible, but NOTE that much of the race is run next to or on streets where there may be heavy vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic, which is part of the “urban adventure” aspect of the race, so prepare to take extra care in traffic when you’re exhausted near the end.
COURSE MAP: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/724596039
AID STATIONS: Your aid stations will be Quik Trips that are located approximately every 2-3 miles on the course. We will give you a Quik Trip card to use to purchase food and drink when you pick up your packet for the race. Quik Trip is not a sponsor nor are they involved in putting on this event and therefore you will act just like any other "paying" customer. You may NOT take anything for free. There will be only one other aid stations along the course at RunnersWorld Tulsa, providing water and sports drink, some simple food items (fruit, chips/pretzels, cookies) and maybe some more substantial food items. They might not provide all of your nutritional needs during the race. You should still carry some of your own food, some extra cash, have it crewed for you, or buy it in stores, delis or restaurants you pass along the way. You will also pass by some park drinking fountains if you need extra water. This is part of the urban adventure and fun of an event like this. Keep in mind that many stores may close at night. The aid stations will also not have any extra amenities like cots or anyplace to nap at night except at RunnersWorld Tulsa. Aid station staff at RunnersWorld will check you in, make sure you’re ok, help you with directions if needed and give you encouragement and support. You will still have to be somewhat self-reliant. Please only enter this race if you are prepared for that.
You may also enter to run 26.2, 50 or 75 miles: All distances follow the same rules as the 100 mile participants Runners entered in the 100 Mile run may stop at any loop if they don’t feel they are able to finish and still get a finishers medal for doing that distance.
BAGS: Runners entered in the 100 Mile run may have one bag at the start/finish, for the primary purpose of having a change of clothes, a headlamp or other safety gear. Please do not use large bags for drop bags, and please let the race director know in advance if you would like to leave a larger bag (like a suitcase) at the finish. Any bags unclaimed at the end of the race will be taken home by the race director and the runner will have to make arrangements to pick it up later.
PACERS: The race is held on public paths and streets which will be fully open to the public. There are no absolute restrictions on pacers or crew. But we request that you use no pacers before the 25 mile point (after lap one) and in fact recommend no pacers before the 50 mile point. Pacers (and crew) can meet you at any point on the course, not only at aid stations. Pacers are very strongly recommended at night, or after the 25 mile point. This is for runner security, to prevent getting lost, and for safety in case a runner becomes ill or disoriented. Two or more registered runners may run the entire race together. Pacers will not be an absolute requirement, but are very very strongly recommended, as previous runners will attest. Sunset is approximately 8:30 p.m. Runners will have to arrange for their own pacers.
MANDATORY: All registered runners must carry the following items with them during the run. 1. Cell phone* 2. Direction sheet, to be provided 3. Cash, roughly $25 recommended, for additional food and drink purchases 4. At least one water bottle or hydration pack, minimum 20 oz. *If you don't have a cell phone, please let us know
1. Music listening devices are prohibited at night, for registered runners and for pacers, and are very strongly discouraged at any point during the run. This is a genuine safety issue. You will be running on streets that are open to traffic and you must always be fully aware of your surroundings. It can also distract you from following course markings. Furthermore, although you will not be running through any particularly “dangerous” neighborhoods at night, music listening devices are a target for thieves. Of course you may carry iPhones for a phone, but it should stay stowed away unless needed. Similarly, we strongly recommend against using iPhones or other smart phones for non-essential use at night (i.e., Facebook or Twitter updates).
2. Littering. This includes banana peels and orange rinds. You will pass by trash cans everywhere along the route – use them.
DROPS: I genuinely expect all runners to complete the entire 100 miles/kilometers within the allotted time frame. But if you must drop, you must notify race officials immediately. It is preferable to drop at an aid station and tell the volunteers there, but if you have a crew and drop on the course, you must call me or send a text – BEFORE you leave the course. Unless injured or seriously ill, you will be responsible for getting yourself to the finish line or home or wherever you need to go.
OTHER WORDS: Always remember, safety first! This is not meant to be a highly-competitive event. Take the time to wait at stop lights, and always be careful at crossings. You are doing something amazing by running 100 miles, but drivers don’t know this. Also, be courteous to pedestrians, bike riders, and drivers. You are ambassadors and representatives for your sport, like it or not. But finally, relax and have fun, and enjoy the city and your run!
WHAT YOU GET: You will receive a QT debit card. (different amounts for each distance) A fabulous race shirt. An Urban Adventure buckle for the 100 or a finisher medal for the other distance. And any other fun BLING we can come up with!