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Taturs Midnight Madness 50 Mile Road Race

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50 Mile
41st & Riversiide Drive
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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The Inaugural TATUR Midnight Madness 50 Mile Road Race is a celebration of health and fitness that will challenge runners to take their physical and mental fitness to the next level. Are you ready to "Kick It Up A Notch"? Flat & fast course - 100% paved running trail
Actual Course distance is 51.5 miles (10.3 mile loops)

No early starts. All participants will start at 11:59 P.M.
Strict 14 hour time limit. (2 P.M. - 16:18 min/mile pace)
Cut-off time for finishing the fourth loop, will be at 11:15 A.M. Any runner who crosses the start/finsh line after 11:15 A.M. (clock time) will be have their race tag pulled and strongly advised to stop running. Results will NOT be posted for runners who do not meet the fourth loop cut-off time.

11:15 A.M. is a STRICT CUT-OFF TIME. If a runner who finishes their fourth loop one second past 11:15 A.M., they will not be allowed to continue as a race entrant. Please do not try to persuade a race official or volunteer to allow you to do so.

If you drop out of the race, make sure that a race official at an aid station is notified. Failure to do this could result in a search and rescue, which could be at runner’s expense. Please be aware that if you drop out of the race at a location other than a manned aid station , you could be waiting a long time for transportation to the start finish.

Event Start Location
41st & Riverside along the banks of the Arkansas River

Course Description
Five 10 mile counter-clockwise loops along the newly renovated River Parks trail system.
Course follows the Arkansas River's east and west bank.
100% paved asphalt running trail (1 foot wide chat section on some of the trail).
Possibiltity of trail construction on two miles of the course - some running in dirt or grass may be required.
Two steep back to back hills from mile 5.3 to mile 6.0
One long gradual downhill from mile 6.0 to mile 7.3
Scenic tree-lined, divided bike and runner trails.
Actual distance of course is 51.5 miles (10.3 mile loops)
Eight water fountains are dispersed in aproximately one mile increments along the 10.3 mile loop.

Awards
Big Finishers Medal. We are in the process of trying to order the biggest, heaviest medals that we can afford. The image to the left is simply a rough draft and will change.

Limited Quantities
We are hoping for up to 200 entrants. Due to the extremely high costs of these large medals, we are only ordering a total of 200 finishers medals.

If you are one of the first 200 entrants (bib # 1-200) you will be guaranteed a medal when you finish. As we all know, there will be several people who sign up for the race and not be able to attend. There will also be some who start but do not finish. We figure that 200 medals will be enough for about 220 entrants. So that means even if you are the 220th person to sign up, you still have a chance of getting a medal after you finish.

To see how many people have registered, click here

If you sign up late and your race # is above #200 there is a chance that you may have to wait for up to three weeks after the race as we will have to re-order medals.

Packet Pickup / Expo
10 A.M. - Packet Pick-Up starts at RunnerWorld Tulsa

7:30 P.M. - Packet Pick-Up ends at RunnersWorld Tulsa

Friday July 2nd , 2010

10 A.M. - Packet PickUp starts at RunnerWorld Tulsa

6 P.M. - Packet Pick-Up ends at RunnersWorld Tulsa

10:30 P.M. - Race Night Registration begins (additional $10)

11:30 P.M. - Deadline for drop bags to be delivered to Turkey Mtn. aid station.

11:45 P.M. Mandatory pre-race meeting starts.

11:59 P.M. Race Starts

Timing / Results
Race will be electronically timed

Post Race Activities
10 A.M. - Celebration breakfast begins

11:15 A.M - Deadline for runners to finish loop four (41.2 miles).

2 P.M. - Race ends

2 P.M. - Award ceromony begins.

2:30 P.M. - Breakfast ends.

Parking
Plenty. Expect up to a 1/4 mile walk to start finish
 
 

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Recent Review: I ran the 2010 and 2011 Midnight Madness 50 Mile Road Race. If your a newbie to running Ultramarathons or just the average runner wanting to go a little beyond the ordinary, this is a race for you.
Michael G.
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Clubs and Groups
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 Club or Team Name   City  State   More Info 
 Oklahoma Athletics  Tulsa OK club info
 Oklahoma Jaguars Track Club  Tulsa OK club info
 TATUR (Tulsa Area Trail/Ultra Runners)  Tulsa OK club info
 Tulsa Express  Tulsa OK club info
 Tulsa Running Club  Tulsa OK club info
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