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Escape from Turkey Mountain

Mon September 2, 2024 Tulsa, OK 74132 US Directions
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5 Mile

$45 7:30AM CDT Registration ends September 2, 2024 at 7:40am CDT

2 Mile

$40 7:30AM CDT Registration ends September 2, 2024 at 7:55am CDT


Lower Parking Lot at Turkey Mountain
6851 S Elwood Ave
Tulsa, OK US 74132

Race Start Times

7:30 am  5 Mile Race

7:30 am  2 Mile Race

NOTE:  No one will be allowed to start either race more than 5 minutes after the gun goes off.  No exceptions!

Race will begin in three waves:

WAVE START:  We will use a three wave start for the race to ease the congestion on the trails.  You will self-select into your wave according to these anticipated race paces (keep in mind your “trail” pace will be slower than your normal “road” pace if you are new to trail running)

Wave 1:  expected pace faster than 11:30 per mile

Wave 2:  expected pace between 11:30 per mile and 14:00 per mile

Wave 3:  expected pace slower than 14:00 per mile


One of Tulsa's oldest Trail races - dating way back to 2004!  A Labor Day tradition. Two race distances to choose from - a challenging 5 mile course or the shorter and less technical 2 mile course.  Both races start and finish at the lower parking lot of Turkey Mountain. 

All entrants will receive a race t-shirt as well as a finisher medal for each race. 

Post race the tradition of this event is a cookout with hamburgers and hotdogs as well as beer for those 21 and over.   

Escape is the THIRD (and final) race in our annual year long series of trail races at Turkey Mountain - called the "Turkey Triple." Other races in the series include Trail Madness (March) and the Trail Nut 5k and 1 mile races (June). Those in the series receive a 5% discount on each individual race entry fee, as well as a special medal for each race. Registration for the series will close prior to the first race in March. Sign up for the series and keep yourself motivated to train and trail race all year long! To sign up for the series select "bundle" when you begin the registration process for this race.  

One of northeastern Oklahoma’s unique recreational treasures, the Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness encompasses over 300 acres of rugged park land located only a few miles from Tulsa’s vibrant downtown. Participants will be surrounded by a thick canopy of trees including native Post and Blackjack Oak, Hickory, Redbud and other species. This area of River Parks stretches north-south from I-44 to 71st Street, and from Elwood Avenue, east to the Arkansas River. The highest point on Turkey Mountain lies within the park’s boundaries, rising 300 feet above the river.

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Event Management

This event is brought to you by Golden Driller Racing.  Providing high quality events to the Tulsa metro area for over twenty years!

Golden Driller Racing is an RRCA registered Event Management Company and is fully insured to provide race related services.  As appropriate, Golden Driller Racing utilizes USATF certified courses and sanctions road races eligible for state records through USATF.  

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