“Get Fit Tulsa” 5K to Run Through TU Campus April 10

Thursday, April 08, 2010

The University of Tulsa campus will be the site of the “Get Fit Tulsa” 5K run on Saturday, April 10. More than 800 runners are anticipated to attend and enjoy this 1km Fun Run (8:10 a.m.) and 5km Run (8:30 a.m.) event that benefits Tulsa Public School Physical Education programs.

Streets in and around campus will be closed for a brief time on Saturday morning starting at 7:15 a.m. and should be fully opened by 9:45 a.m.

To help students living in Mayo Village Apartments and Fisher Hall (Twin Towers), TU will open the 11th Street entrance of Mayo Village during the times the road is closed. Students living in Lorton Village Apartments will be allowed to exit and access their lot in between the runners. There may be a short delay but access will be allowed.

Below are the specific areas that will be closed during the race and preparation. A map of the route is available.

Staging Area: 8th Street between Harvard Avenue and Gary Avenue will be closed from 7:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

1km Fun Run Course: 8th Street between Gary Avenue and Delaware Avenue will be closed from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

5km Racecourse: Delaware Avenue between 11th Street and 5th Street, 6th Street between Delaware Avenue and Columbia Avenue, Columbia Avenue between 6th Street and 5th Place, 5th Place between Columbia Avenue and Atlanta Avenue, Atlanta Avenue between 5th Place and 3rd Street, and 3rd Street between Atlanta Avenue and Delaware Avenue will be closed from 8:00 A.M. to 9:15 A.M.

Drivers who are not coming to watch or participate in this event should avoid this area.

Members of the TU administration thank our campus community, in advance, for their patience and understanding as we make our facilities available to support community activities and organizations. 

For more information about the race, visit www.getfittulsa.com.

David Hamby