Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
3
(3 Ratings)(3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.7
SCENERY
2.3
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
2.7
Go Short, Go Long, Go Very Long features a great scenic course along the banks of the Arkansas River. The course is mostly flat with the exception of one hill at Turkey Mountain. The event takes place at Tulsa Riverparks, with a start and finish location near Festival West Park, … MORE
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    Joerobe FIRST-TIMER '18

    Overall Rating: Good production. Nice trail along the river. Everything was as expected. Course Difficulty: It was really flat, with one big hill in the middle, which on a double … MORE

    Overall Rating: Good production. Nice trail along the river. Everything was as expected.

    Course Difficulty: It was really flat, with one big hill in the middle, which on a double loop, we covered twice.

    Course Scenery: Some was nice, other was oil refinery’s and factories. None of it was bad, but there were a couple of areas that were better just because we were looking out over the river.

    Race Production: Good. 25k and 50k started well before the other races, so no real overlap. Aid stations were where they were supposed to be, and course was well marked. Food at the end was awesome. There weren’t enough porta-jons, but are there ever?? One nice bathroom about 4 miles in, so we passed it 4 times. Packet pickup was a breeze.

    Race Swag: Good medal and nice long sleeve tech shirt.

    My Performance: It was ok. I finished a lot slower than I thought, but mostly because we were fighting a 20 mph headwind for half of the race-blah…so I think I walked about 6-8 miles of this one.

    If you are looking for a 50k, but aren’t ready to wade across creeks or go mudding, this one will do. I think there are probably better paved 50k’s out there, but for a super low price, on this weekend in Jan-it would be tough to beat.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    rgswantek FIRST-TIMER '16

    This is a small race. The course is a paved trail along the river. It's more industrial on the west side than scenic. We ran by oil refineries and a … MORE

    This is a small race. The course is a paved trail along the river. It’s more industrial on the west side than scenic. We ran by oil refineries and a waste water treatment plant. Needless to say, the smell was motivation to run faster! It’s an out and back course with a decent number of water stops.

    Finishers food was a food truck, which was fun! The shirts and medals are cute.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    1
    SWAG
    1

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    wonderjess FIRST-TIMER '16

    This is an alright little race. The field is small, I think under 400 25Kers and maybe 75 50Kers - plus 10K and 5K runners too. It's put on by … MORE

    This is an alright little race. The field is small, I think under 400 25Kers and maybe 75 50Kers – plus 10K and 5K runners too. It’s put on by Fleet Feet Tulsa, and is more of a community run. Although there do appear to be repeat runners.

    The cost is low, I think I registered for 30 bucks, and you get a gender specific long sleeve race too. The motif is cute – Cat in the Hat-ish. Because it’s Fleet Feet, they make bib pick-up easy. You can choose any of their three locations or race-day pick-up. A friend picked mine up for me, and had no issues. Parking was ample at the start. I got there 30 minutes before gun time, and there was plenty of parking. The other thing there seemed to be plenty of was bathrooms. Not only the park restrooms, but also port-o-potties – at the beginning/end and a few on the course.

    The course itself isn’t so great. You run the Tulsa River Trail, a paved greenway along the Arkansas River. I don’t know if the race is always on the West side – the East side currently has a bunch of construction. The West side is smelly. There is a water treatment plant, and an electric energy facility. Otherwise, you’re on a greenway. No impeding traffic (and this may be what keeps the costs so low – no real need to close roads. The majority of the course is flat, with one climb up to Turkey Mountain and back down again. Poor 50Kers had to run that twice.

    All in all, I’d run it again. It’s not the most exciting race, but it’s fun, and in January there aren’t many other options. People are friendly, the aid stations were plentiful and well-stocked by friendly volunteers.

    Also, as a note, I saw a fair number of Marathon Maniacs at this race.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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