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.
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