Sunday: Thousands brave cold weather in Saturday's Tulsa Run
BY DAVID HARPER World Staff Writer
Saturday, October 27, 2012
10/27/12 at 11:44 PM
David Garrett of Albuquerque, N.M. has run in races all over the world. On Saturday, he knew that Tulsa was the best place on Earth for a runner to be.
Garrett, 51, said he has run in events in places such as Australia, Japan, Spain and Belgium. This year, he decided to add the Tulsa Run to the list.
“I always heard about the Tulsa Run,” Garrett said. “I didn’t know it was going to be this cold.”
The National Weather Service reported that it was 33 degrees when the 15K run began at 9 a.m., but that didn’t seem to bother at least some of the estimated 9,800 participants in Saturday’s events.
Kirsten Stukey, 22, was wearing a T-shirt and shorts as she prepared for the starter’s gun.
“I’ll warm up,” the former Union High School cross-country runner predicted.
Chris Whitekiller, 48, of Claremore was clutching a cup of coffee as she got ready to participate in what she estimated to be her eighth or ninth Tulsa Run. Whitekiller said that while knee problems have occasionally kept her from taking part in the event, she was happy to be back in it.
“It’s the best race I can think of,” Whitekiller said.
Read more in Sunday's Tulsa World.
Andrea Larabee of Edmond hugs Tiffany Cone of Edmond after they finished the 35th Tulsa Run. CHRISTOPHER SMITH/Tulsa World
Jack Wing's widow, Sharon Wing (right) is comforted by Sherri Brokeshoulder after the finish of the 15km race during the 35th Annual Tulsa Run. Jack Wing, who was known as the voice of the Tulsa Run, died last month. The last mile of the run was dedicated to Jack Wing. BRETT ROJO / For the Tulsa World
Eric Moon participates in the Tulsa Run. JOHN LEW/For The Tulsa World