TPS Students, Mayor Gear Up For Tulsa Run

Don’t be surprised if you can’t get the theme from “Rocky” out of your head Wednesday as students from McLain High School and Gilcrease Intermediate School train with Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor in preparation for the annual Tulsa Run this fall, according to a press release by the Tulsa Public Schools.

The run has been a mainstay in Tulsa for three decades. It began in 1978 as a challenging and scenic course winding through downtown and River Parks. University of Arkansas runner Mike Clark set a state record that year. Fast forward thirty years and the run has grown in popularity with local celebrities participating and area businesses chipping in as sponsors.

A press conference at 8:30 a.m. on March 5 features Mayor Taylor and fifteen students from McLain and Gilcrease discussing this year’s run and accepting a donation of shoes and other gear from Runners World Tulsa. A light breakfast follows the news conference. At 4 p.m. Taylor and the students will train together.

The course starts in the heart of downtown, runs through sections of the historic Cherry Street and Brookside districts, continues through riverfront parks along the Arkansas River, and ends back downtown in Veterans Park.

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