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Red Coyote is thrilled to introduce the inaugural Red Coyote Half Marathon to the Oklahoma Running Scene this Spring. This past year has presented us with many obstacles and opportunities to reflect and learn, and we believe our Pack is stronger than ever. We are ready to celebrate our Pack, and the strong roots of OKC running community.
We hope you will join us for this landmark event that pays homage to our history as we look with clear eyes towards the future. We are offering both in-person and virtual options to runners for this inaugural year. We’ve been working diligently to ensure that our course, premiums, and race day experience guarantee participants an exciting union and opportunity to compete whether they are in-person or not.
The event will start and finish in the Boathouse District, run along Oklahoma River Trails, and visit Scissortail Park downtown. The run is the culmination of the Red Coyote Half Marathon training program and is also open to runners and walkers of all abilities.
All runners will receive a premium race towel, pint glass, and custom finisher medal!
Don't miss your opportunity to order limited edition Red Coyote Half Marathon merchandise as well coming soon, so be sure to follow Red Coyote on social media @redcoyoterunning
Event will likely reach the registration limit set by the Oklahoma City Special Events requirements so don't wait. Sign up today!
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Packet Pick Up will be available at the Oklahoma City store location in the Classen Curve shopping center, 5720 N Classen Blvd. Oklahoma City, 73118.
Thursday May 6th - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Friday May 7th - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Saturday May 8th - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Red Coyote is very excited to return to live racing but we need your help to ensure the success of our events. In cooperation with local ordinances and for the safety of our staff and volunteers, this race will implement the following special race modifications:
If you have a fever of 100.4 F or more, you should not attend the race. Any participants who cannot participate will be offered a refund of their entry fee. Contact the race director if you are sick with a fever and will not be able to race. Also, volunteers should not attend if they have a fever of 100.4 F or more. The temperature of all volunteers and Red Coyote staff will be taken upon arrival at the race site.
At all times be aware of others and please maintain social distancing of at least 6’.
Red Coyote REQUIRES that all racers bring a face covering to wear when they are in close contact with each other or race staff and volunteers before and after the race. We REQUIRE wearing a face covering before the start of each wave, that can be removed while running/walking. While on the course attempt to maintain 6 feet of separation from other runners. After you finish the race, you should wear a face covering whenever you cannot maintain 6’ of social distance from others. Please use good judgment in gathering socially or for photos.
Portable restrooms will be will be on site. Please remain socially distanced while waiting in line for the restroom. Hand sanitizer will be provided.
The event will use a WAVE START system and scoring will be done on chip times. Runners should line up in one of four available waves based on your expected finish time – start the race as follows:
Half Marathon Start Times:
Wave 1 – 7:00 am (finish time less than 2:00:00)
Wave 2 – 7:03 am (finish time between 2:01:00 and 3:00:00)
Wave 3 – 7:06 am (finish time between 3:01 and 4:00:00)
Wave 4 – 7:09 am (finish time greater than 4:00:00)
When lining up in the starting coral please remain socially distanced from others. Family groups can be more closely spaced together, but you should maintain 6’ of separation from other races who are not in your current family/social circle.
City Covid restrictions will prohibit us from serving water in cups or mixing energy drinks to serve from coolers. We do plan to offer two aid stations stocked with small bottles of water for athlete consumption. These will be accessible in both directions creating total access of four hydration opportunities. Trash cans will be available for recycling the plastic bottles and NO bottles should be discarded on the trail.
All runners are encouraged to carry any nutrition or additional hydration you may need.
The event will start and finish at the Devon Boathouse. The route runs west along the river trail to the trail exit at Walker Avenue. Runners will head north in the coned left hand lane from the river up to 7th Street. Route turns right and follows 7h street across Hudson into Scissortail Park. Runners will follow the wide trail through the park, (see detail below), and exit at 4th street. Route turns left from 4th onto Walker and heads back south to the river trail. Runners will continue west on the trail out to the turn around point. Runners then return east directly to the boathouse district, (no Scissortail detour on return), for the finish. The course is flat to gently rolling and suitable for all abilities.
You can download the course map below
Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.
Event parking will be available in the three large lots of the OKC Riversport facility located at 800 Riversport Dr, OKC Oklahoma 73129. There is additional reasonably close parking available by using the Bass Pro overflow lot accessible from Reno Ave. Runners can proceed to the race site by following the trail under I-40 to the Chesapeake Boathouse then crossing Lincoln to the Devon side and the Start / Finish area.
***IMPORTANT*** Please DO NOT park in the Chesapeake Boathouse parking lot.
See map below for details.
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