Turkey & Taturs Trail Races

  Tulsa, OK
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Races at this event

  • 10K / 6.2M — Trail Run
  • 10K / 6.2M — Trail Run
  • 10K / 6.2M — Trail Run


Event Information
Join us for Tulsa's Premier Trail Ultra!
There is a distance to accommodate all levels of runners at the Turkey & TATURS 50K, 25K, 10K trail running event. RunnersWorld and the Tulsa Area Trail and Ultra Runners pride themselves on putting on events with the runners in mind. With well marked courses and amazing aid stations and support we aim to give you the best trail running experience possible. Whether you’re a seasoned trail runner looking for a new challenge, or a road runner searching for a change of pace and scenery, Turkey N TATURS will take you there.

Join us!
The races start and finish at the Westside YMCA located at 5400 S. Olympia. The 50K will be an out and back two loop course. The 25K is one loop of the 50K course and the 10K will be a shortened version of the first 50K loop. There is a ten hour time limit for the 50K.
There will be cyclists roaming the course throughout the day to check on the runners.

Registration and Packet pick up:
You may sign up on paper at RunnersWorld Tulsa any time until saturday, 5:30PM.
Shirt sizes are limited, so don't wait until the last minute to sign up!
Pre-registered packet pick up and walk-in registration, packet pick-up will be at Runnersworld Tulsa, 3920 S. Peoria, Tulsa on Friday and Saturday, November 3-4 from 10AM to 6PM.

Packets may also be picked up on race day.
Registration is also available on race day starting at 5:30AM at the start/finish area.

Start times:
50K - 6:30AM + 25K - 7:00AM + 10K - 7:30AM.
Awards and Prize Money:
Three deep awards for male and females in three classes.
Geezers 46+, Past Yer Primers 31-45, Toddlers 30 &nder
A headlamp or light would be very advisable for the start of the 50K race as it will be dark and the course is not lit. There will be four fully stocked aid stations on the 50K loop with salty and sweet foods, soda, Gatorade and water. There are also two un-manned water/Gatorade stops. Aid stations and water stops are no more than 3-4.5 miles apart. It is still highly recommended that you carry a water bottle/hydration pack to stay hydrated while running.

We have a strict "No trash left on course" policy. If you bring it in, you must take it out or at least leave it in a trash can somewhere. If you are caught littering you will be disqualified.
There are bathrooms/porta potties on the course located approximately 3-4.5 miles apart.
$150 is given to anyone that breaks a course record in any distance.

Tech shirts to all entrants while supplies last.
Fully stocked aid stations.
Beautiful and challenging course
Post race home cooked meal.
Finisher's medals to celebrate your victory!

The Turkey and Taturs Trail race was conceived in the summer of 2006 by Race Director Brian Hoover and Mike Snyder. Trail running was starting to boom in the Tulsa area with the start of the Tulsa Area Trail & Ultra Runners, the popularity of Turkey Mountain, and several short trail sprint races in the area.
Tulsa needed a race that was longer than a marathon. Tulsa needed an ultra-marathon. Several people doubted that a 15.5 mile course could be laid out at Turkey Mountain without crossing itself or using the trail twice. They were wrong. Several people doubted that the 50K distance would attract more that a handful of crazies. They were wrong. Naysayers said that Turkey Mountain is too rocky rooty and that the area was just too difficult to run on for 30+ miles. They were WRONG !!
Due to the tremendous support of Tulsa's running community Turkey & Taturs has drawn runners from all over the country to enjoy the challenge and the beauty of Turkey Mountain. Special thanks to Kathy Hoover and Ken Childress for making the Turkey & Taturs race such a success.
This race is part of the Oklahoma Dirt Trail Race Series.

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