July 5, 2013 - Tulsa Oklahoma
11:59 P.M. Friday Night July 5th, 2013 - 41st & Riverside Drive
Trail Construction Update
Many of you locals know that a section of the trail on the east side of the river near I-44 is fenced off and closed as they are tearing up the trail to make it two lanes. Tatur Racing has a strong partnership with River Parks Authority and we were ensured long ago that they will open this section of trail to you runners who are competing on Friday night/Saturday morning.
You may have to run through some dirt and/or gravel but as in 2010 when we had to run through construction, we do not foresee any problems !
Packet Pickup - Update
Packets may be picked up on Friday July 5th from 10am to 6pm at RunnersWorld Tulsa or at the race from 10pm till 11:30pm.
Packets will NOT be able to be picked up on Thursday July 4th due to it being the 4th of July and RunnersWorld Tulsa will be closed !
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2012 Race Results and Pictures
2012 Race Results
2012 Race Report (Courtesy of Ken "Trail Zombie" Childress
2012 Pictures (Courtesy of Julia Backus Photography) !
The fourth annual 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.
We invite you to come to Tulsa Oklahoma and participate in the state's premiere fifty mile race. This unique race starts at 11:59 p.m. in Tulsa's newly revamped River Parks Trail System.
The course is mostly pancake flat and fast, yet even night time temperatures in Oklahoma routinely hit 85° and can feature high humidity. The course consists of five -10.3 mile loops in alternating directions.
If you have done a marathon before, this would be a fantastic "first time" ultramarathon since the generous cut-off time of 15 hours allows an entrant to finish as long as he/she can maintain an 18 min/mile pace.
2013 Host Hotel - Wyndham Hotel Tulsa
Wyndham Hotel is the Preferred Hotel for the 2013 Midnight Madness – Click Here to Reserve
(After clicking the above link - Click "Reservations" to get your discounted rate)
Tatur Racing has partnered with the Wyndam Hotel to offer you runners a fantastic rate in one of Tulsa most luxurious hotels.
There's no better place to stay than the Wyndham Hotel Tulsa. This Tulsa airport hotel brings new meaning to comfort and service and features complimentary airport shuttle service to and from Tulsa International Airport, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access and 24-hour business center, two restaurants, 24-hour fitness center and Tulsa's only indoor water playland, Leapin' Louie's Lagoon. We are the nearest upscale hotel to Tulsa International Airport, which is only seven miles away.
Unwind and indulge in a private massage, or take advantage of a host of other therapeutic and pampering in-room spa services, offered exclusively in the comfort of your guest room. Taste fresh creations at the on-site restaurants, and then work up a sweat in the fully equipped fitness room.
Sleep in style and stay comfortable at the Wyndham Tulsa. Each of the 320 beautifully appointed guest rooms feature a wealth of amenities and signature touches that really make the difference. Every room comes with 100% cotton BeWell Bedding, True Blue® Spa products, a well-lit work desk, complimentary high speed wireless Internet, and expanded cable television, are also included in every room and suite. Jacuzzi and Whirlpool Suites are available for an added luxury.
The finishers medals will definitly be unique this year.
They are hand crafted by the Wassco Medal Company here in Tulsa and designed by local ultra runner, Kathy Hoover, who has finished twelve100 mile races and will also be competing in the Midnight Madness 50 miler.
Tastefully done in two shades of blue, black and silver, they reflect the colors of a midnight run in the Heartland. We think they will make a fabulous centerpiece in your trophy cabinet. Sign up now to be guaranteed one of these collectors items as you cross the finish line.
We are very proud of these large medals and hope this will convince you to push the limits and walk/run in this amazing race.
Quit putting it off and go ahead push the button and sign up. You too will be able to say those words at the bottom of the medal.
Aid Station Update
Our friends at OTRA (Oklahoma Trail Runners Association) will not be manning the aid station as they have in the past due to scheduling conflicts !
If you would like to help staffing this crucial aid station, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday July 5th , 2013
10 A.M. - Packet PickUp starts at RunnerWorld Tulsa
6 P.M. - Packet Pick-Up ends at RunnersWorld Tulsa
10:00 P.M. - Race Night Registration begins (additional $10)
11:45 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
Saturday July 6th, 2013
6:10 A.M. - Official sunrise.
7 - 8 A.M. Elites will cross the finish line.
10:00-12 noon. - Mid-pack runners will finish.
10 A.M. - Celebration lunch begins
Noon - Deadline for runners to finish loop four (41.2 miles).
3 P.M. - Race ends
3:30 P.M. . - Lunch ends.