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Turkey & Taturs 50K/25K/10K Trail Race

Sunday November 2, 2014

NEW ! 2013 Course map (Courtesy of Ron Haveman)

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11.2.14- Turkey Mountain, Tulsa Oklahoma

50K - 6:30 am
25K - 7 am
10K - 7:30 am

Let's Get Dirty !!!

Main Sponsor - Cashland Online

Cashland OnlineSpecial  to Nels Bentson and Cashland Online for their generous sponsorship of the 2012 Turkey and Taturs Trail Races. The Turkey and Taturs race is the first race that Tatur Racing organized and we are proud to have Cashland as a partner.

Please visit the Cashland Online website

View of Turkey Mountain & the Arkansas RiverHistory

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 it was just too difficult to run 30+ miles on.  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.

Awards and Prize Money

Three deep awards for male and females in three classes:

Geezers 46+, Past Yur Primers 31-45, Toddlers 0-30

Overall winners in the three races will receive a special award.

We will give away a $100 bonus to the first male and/or female to break any of the course records.

50K Men's -  4:15:19 (8:14 pace) - Daniel Ellis- 2012
50K Women's - 5:17:11 (10:13 pace) -  Cidgem Erginer - 2007

25K Men's - 1:54:00 (7:20 pace) -  Tommy Manning - 2007
25K Women's  - 2:16:50 (8:49 pace) -  Jessica Tranchina - 2006

10K Men's - 42:32 (6:51 pace)  - Christian Moore- 2011
10K Women's -50:50 (8:11 pace) -  Lori Enlow - 2012
Will the course records ever be broken? Several Tulsa area runners think that this may be the year that some course records may topple. TATUR will give $100 to the first person to break any of the above course records. 
Do you know anyone who could do it?  Challenge them to be a part of ultra running history. 

Three Ways to Register

Sign up online
Sign up at RunnersWorld Tulsa
Sign up at the race ($5 late fee)


Tulsa Oklahoma at the Turkey Mountain Wilderness Area. Ample parking at the Start/Finish which will be at the Westside YMCA is nestled into the north side of Turkey Mountain at 5400 S. Olympia. Tulsa, OK 74107 (918) 446-1424. (Weekdays Only).

This race starts at a location that your local Tulsa Quick Trip may not be able to give you directions to. It is not in a remote area, but even some locals who have lived in Tulsa for years do not know that there is a YMCA located at the foothills of Turkey Mountain. Please print out the directions. You need to plan on being at the race early in case you make a wrong turn!! If you need help with directions, call the Race Director (Brian Hoover) at 918-244-6918. It is always a good idea to locate the race Start/finish area (the entrance gate to the Westside YMCA) the night before the race.

Directions: I-44 from Oklahoma City - Take Highway 75 exit, then immediately take Union exit. Turn left at stop sign. You will be on Skelly Dr. Continue on Skelly Dr. Go through stop sign at Union Ave. Olympia is the first road to the right.

I-44 from Tulsa - Going west on I-44, cross the Arkansas River, exit Elwood Ave. Right at stop sign, follow Skelly Dr. (access road) back under I-44, continue on Skelly Dr. past the Pepsi facility to Olympia.

Hwy 75 from the North or South - Exit I-44 East onto Skelly Dr. (access road). Take first right (marked "Exit") Turn right at stop sign and follow to Olympia.

Click on Maps page for detailed maps.

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