St. Patrick's Day 5K

Sports and Recreation

March 4, 2014


The race has a history of being one of the top 5K races in Oklahoma. Last year's race attracted more than 3,300 runners. This race has a tradition of kicking off the racing season for runners in Oklahoma. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Oklahoma and Tulsa Running Club. Join the St. Patrick's 5K Run Mascot, Lucky Leprechuan on his Facebook page to learn more about the tradition of this run. In addition to the 5K and 1 mile fun run, prizes will be awarded for the runners, door prizes at the event, and prize money for participating schools.

Post Race Celebration:
Stick around after the race to enjoy a St. Patrick's Day party. Back by popular demand will be the Southwest Dairy Farmers. They will be on hand to hand out free chocolate milk, the real sports drink, to the runners. The Mobile Dairy Classroom, a traveling milking parlor, will be on hand featuring a live cow and an oral presentation. Trained instructors will demonstrate how to milk a cow, describe how milk goes from the farm to the consumer, and then answer questions from the audience. This is an innovative program that brings the dairy experience directly to children. Also, back by popular demand will be inflatables to entertain the young at heart. A DJ will entertain before and after the race. Some of our local mascots and cheerleaders have surprised us with guest appearances.

Anheuser-Busch of Tulsa has provided Michelob Ultra free for participants of legal age following the race. So stick around and enjoy the fun.

Awards Ceremony:
The awards ceremony and prize giveaway will be held immediately following the 5K run (approximately 10:15 am). Awards will be given to the top three in each age group to male and female as well as overall male and female and masters male and female. The Tulsa Running Club will award a $500 bonus for a new state open 5K record. Current records: 13.51 (male) & 16:06 (female).

Schedule:
8:00 a.m. - Costume Contest Check-In

8:30 a.m. - 1 Mile Fun Run

9:00 a.m. - Special Olympics Run

9:15 a.m. - 5K Run

10:00 a.m. - Costume Contest

Date: March 15, 2014

Location:
RunnersWorld Tulsa
3920 South Peoria
Tulsa, OK 74105