The 13th Annual Tulsa Turkey Trot kicks off Friday in downtown Tulsa.
More than 1,000 runners are expected to line up at the BOK Center Christmas tree as part of the Winterfest celebrations. Officials say this year is special because it shows how excited people are to get back to normal thanksgiving traditions after the pandemic. Last year they only had about 800 runners due to the pandemic but officials said this year far more people are interested.
The race will follow the usual route of starting and finishing at the BOK Center with heading towards the Blue Dome District and OSU Tulsa. The 5k will start at 8:30 a.m. with the fun run following right after. Race director Tim Dreiling says this race holds nostalgia for many people and they are thrilled to see it bounce back to life this
“It’s exciting to see,” Dreiling said. “There is a huge pent-up energy for people to get outside and run again and feel like it’s safe to do so so we are really happy about that.”
The race does have portions of downtown closed off so be sure to give yourself extra time until about noon when the race is expected to break down.