Official totals: There were 9,807 people who registered for the 2012 Tulsa Run.
Of that total, 4,701 registered to take part in the 15K; 3,381 in the 5K and 1,725 in the 2K Fun Run. There were 4,125 timed finishers in the 15K and 2,612 timed finishers in the 5K.
Tulsa Run donates to Camp Fire: Camp Fire Green Country received $25,000 as beneficiary of the 2012 Tulsa Run.
Camp Fire Green Country executive director Bobbie Henderson said the funds will help the organization pay for expenses such as capital improvements at camp sites, transportation needs related to field trips and technological upgrades.
Camp Fire Green Country serves more than 3,500 boys and girls, pre-K through high school.
Running in costume: Whether it's related to its proximity to Halloween or whether it's just a desire to stand out in the crowd, the Tulsa Run always features a handful of participants in costume.
On Saturday, Stephen Taylor was dressed up as an Arabian prince.
Taylor, 40, of Chandler said he takes part in the Tulsa Run "almost every year" and this time decided to join the ranks of the costumed.
It appeared that the outfit was not ideal running gear.
"It binds up my legs a bit," he conceded.
An anniversary celebration: It was the first Tulsa Run for Elizabeth Rhoads, 28, and boyfriend Steven Knol, 31, who took on the 5K race together in celebration of their anniversary and Halloween.
"This is the start of a yearly tradition," said Rhoads, who was in a festive black witch hat with a large pink ribbon. "I figured if I tied it under my chin it might stay on, and I also might get my picture in the newspaper."
The couple have been training at Whiteside Park and enjoying the autumn weather.
"I always said I'm not a runner, but I've really started to enjoy it," Rhoads said.
Buddy system: Linda Steed, 60, and Pat Wallace, 59, were using the buddy system to keep motivated. When the friends found out earlier this year that they could walk the 5K, they set a goal immediately.
Steed, who stood out in a toasty frog hat, hadn't been in the Tulsa Run since the 1980s.
"I'm trying to get in better shape. It's healthier for my old age. She's the one who got me to do it," Steed said of Wallace.
Wallace is setting her sights on the 15K next year.
Running with Chucky: Eufaula Police Officer Ted Grzymda, 45, likes to takes his Chucky doll with him everywhere on his beat.
So it's no surprise that Chucky made an appearance tagging along on Grzymda's back for the 5K jaunt.
"He's been my partner for a long time," Grzymda said. "Some say they don't like Chucky, but Chucky's a good guy."
Grzymda ran cross country when he was younger and was inspired by a friend in the National Guard to get back into running.
Playing soccer helps in training: Kyle Chapman, 31, only started training for the 5K race last week. His soccer friends convinced him to do it.
As a soccer player, he wasn't too worried about his endurance.
Chapman stayed warm on top in a funky hunter's hat with ear flaps, but opted for shorts with knee socks below.
"I'm looking to have some fun with my (fellow) Tulsans," he said.
He's not fat - it's just a suit: Chad Smith, 34, is serious about fitness. He trains his buddies as a hobby and is extremely fit himself.
But the fat suit he was sporting at the Tulsa Run for the fourth year in a row was all about fun.
"I'm just promoting fitness in a fun sense," he said.
As for his 15K time, the general superintendent for Becco Contractors doesn't get too worked up about that either but usually comes in at a respectable hour and 15 minutes.
"At least the temperature is cooler this year. That suit almost made me puke last year," he said.
Locals honor co-worker: Bennie Dixon, who ran the Tulsa Run every year, was not forgotten this year despite passing away in January.
Co-workers from Walmart at 21st Street and Yale Avenue ran in honor of Dixon, donning green "I ran for Bennie" shirts.
Dixon's mother and two sisters also participated in the event.
"Bennie was a big fan of the Tulsa Run. He loved to run, and he's with us here today" said Dixon's mother.
LMFAO look-a-likes run for fun: Dressed in zebra tights, afros, basketball jerseys and vivacious colors, Edward Lebowski and Stormy Phillips partied through the Tulsa Run.
The look-a-likes of the pop group LMFAO took on a less serious approach to the race than others.
"We came to rock the party," said Phillips. "It's just about coming out and supporting Tulsa and having a good time."
Former TU runner: After using up his eligibility from the University of Tulsa in 2011, Tom Marshall decided to give the Tulsa Run a try.
"Coach (Steve) Gulley got me in great shape, and I'm doing the run to represent Tulsa and try to encourage people to come to Tulsa to run because it's a great school," said Marshall, a native of Wales.
The run was tougher than what Marshall was used to.
"It's a lot faster than that in the UK, I tell you," he said. "With 10 Africans at the start line, that's hard work, but the people were friendly, the atmosphere was fantastic and it's a great place to run."
Batman invades Tulsa: Gray spandex and a cape aren't what you'd typically wear to a 15K, but then again Batman isn't typically running a 15K. Jaron Ming, who was born in Tulsa, was decked-out in the Dark Knight's gear to confront the Tulsa Run.
The outfit gave Ming a decided edge, at least when it came to crowd support.
"It was nice to be cheered for by people I didn't know," he said. "I did it just to make it a little more fun. It's cold, so I wanted something to cover me up."
Ming finished in under an hour.
Spam employee runs for health: In their purple and yellow Spam suits, Spam employee Gary Bickler and his sister Marge Gadd completed the Tulsa Run.
"I'm doing the run for the cause with my sister. I'm from Minnesota and I came all the way to Tulsa to do the run," said Bickler.
The world-renowned Spam products are recognized for their nutritional value.
"We were created in 1937 and fed the troops in the war," Bickler said. "Spam lives forever - 75 years of health in a can."
Hughes makes it 30 Tulsa Runs: Nearing age 80, Tulsan Sidney Hughes didn't let his age stop him.
Hughes completed his 30th consecutive Tulsa Run at the age of 79, finishing ahead of many.
"I started 30 years ago and my times are slower than they used to be, but I just enjoy the run," said Hughes.
He completed the run in a little over two hours.