My first 25k ever, thank you so much, what a great experience. Fantastic people!
--Mary Wafer-Johnston, Turkey 'N' Taturs 2015
|Chili Cookoff||Judge @ 10:00am||Free|
You may sign up on paper at RunnersWorld Tulsa any time until saturday, 5:30pm.
Registration is also available on race day starting at 5:30am at the start/finish area.
Pre-registered packet pick up will be at Runnersworld Tulsa, 3920 S. Peoria, Tulsa on Friday and Saturday, November 2nd & 3rd from 10am to 6pm.
Packets may also be picked up on race day.
Turkey Mountain is an "Urban Wilderness Area". You will find beautiful lush surroundings that run alongside the Arkansas River. As you approach from the north, you will be able to see it's peak that juts 300 feet above the Arkansas River. Elevation is between 600-900 ft. above sea level. Ninety percent of the course is on narrow single-track trails.
Most of the trails are under a a canopy of deciduous tress and amidst a thick layer of vegetation The trails have the sand /gravel /rock surface common to this area and can easily be run on after hard rains. The course has varying degrees of difficulty. There are easy-going non-technical areas, mostly flat and thoroughly negotiable, and there are intense, highly difficult technical areas with short, hard and very rocky climbs.
Turkey Mountain is not only a trail runners paradise but it also is a mountain biker's dream. This is all public land and you will encounter many mountain bikers, hikers, and maybe even a few horses. Please give all of them the right of way. It is much easier and for a runner to step off to the side of the trail than it is for a biker or horseback rider. There will be sections of the course that will be very rocky and/or steep. It is highly recommended to walk these areas. The seconds that you may lose is certainly less than the time it takes to wrap a twisted ankle.
Needless to say, I highly recommend this race and most any at Turkey Mountain. It's a completely different experience from big road races and even the larger, shorter trail races I've done at Turkey Mountain.
--Jason Koeninger via bibrave.com on Turkey 'N' Taturs 2014
|50K Male||4:10:15||Daniel Ellis||2016|
|50K Female||4:55:36||Gia Dawn Madole||2013|
|25K Male||1:50:14||Mark Thompson||2014|
|25K Female||2:16:50||Jessica Tranchina||2006|
|10K Male||38:36||Kyle Wardel||2015|
|10K Female||50:50||Lori Enlow||2012|
Turkey 'N' Taturs wouldn't be possible without the help of great volunteers. Sign up for a shift at our VolunteerSignup website. Don't worry if you are new to the volunteer scene. You'll be working alongside and learning from the best of the best.
We have shifts available Saturday (course marking) and all day Sunday. We have shifts that are good for families. We have shifts that are good for sitting in the woods alone to ponder the meaning of life.
To show our appreciation each volunteer will receive a 30% discount coupon from RunnersWorld Tulsa in addition to the hours of unmatched fun in the woods.
That's it, so it should be easy. The rest is up to you.
If you are knocking down spider webs you are either in the lead or off course.
--Brian Hoover, off-course expert
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 than 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. Many race directors try to duplicate the spirit and enthusiasm of Turkey 'N' Taturs but none can match Oklahoma's original ultra-distance trail race.
Many people have played a role in keeping Turkey 'N' Taturs the premier trail race in Oklahoma. Special thanks to Kathy Hoover @RunnersWorld Tulsa , Ken Childress @ TZTrailRuns.com , and Mitch Drummond @ YIRun.org ) for making the Turkey & Taturs race such a success.