Places To Watch

BEST PLACES TO WATCH

Here are a few of our top picks of where to watch the race.

 

*=Music   |   ^=Beer   |    #=Coffee

 

*           Start Line: 3rd Street & Main (2K, 5K, 15K)

Watch the runners line up, amp up and fly across the starting line as music blasts and energy fills downtown Tulsa.

 

*#        East Village / The Boxyard & Hodges Bend: 3rd Street & Frankfort. (15K)

The City of Tulsa Pipes and Drums will be entertaining passersby at the Boxyard. Pro tip: Head down to Hodges Bend for their famous Irish Coffee as you sit and watch the 15K runners close in on their first mile.

 

#          VFW Post 577: 1109 E 6th Street (15K)

The VFW will be throwing a huge celebration this year, especially for the Last Runner Travis Barnett, who will be the last runner across the start line and will raise $1 for the VFW for every single runner he passes.

 

^#        Pearl District: 6th Street between Peoria and Rockford (15K)

Choose breakfast, coffee or brews with the Bramble, Cirque Coffee or Nothing’s Left Brewery. A little something for everyone as 15K runners complete their second mile.

 

*           Route 66: 11th Street between Peoria and Rockford (15K)

Gather at the Meadow Gold sign and make your way down the local boutiques of 11th Street. Make sure to check out the new Buck Atom’s for the perfect Route 66 gear. Make sure to catch Out Cold Band at 12th & Peoria and DJ Connection at Phat Philly’s.

 

#          Cherry Street: 15th St. between Peoria and Utica (15K)

Enjoy one of Tulsa’s most thriving districts with plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, bars and shops to check out while 15K runners are just getting started on Mile 3. 

 

*#        Swan Lake and Utica Square: 21st Street and Utica (15K)

The Salvation Army Band will perform at 15th and Utica right before runners reach Utica Square. DJ Connection will continue the entertainment at Utica Square. This is the perfect spot to grab some coffee and treats and listen to the George Allen Band as you cheer on your favorite runner rounding out Mile 4.

 

*          Woodward Park: 21st St. and Peoria (15K)

A gorgeous park, plenty of grass to spread out and street entertainment make this a great spot to watch 15K runners who will be coming straight through the park this year. You can catch live music from the Rob Bishline Banjo Band in Terwilliger Heights at 26th Pl. and St. Louis Ave.  (Spectators will need to access the park from the Historical Society grounds.

 

Maple Ridge: 21st St. between Peoria and Madison Ave. (15K)

Bring a cooler and chair and join the block party hosted by the Maple Ridge Neighborhood Association!

 

Maple Park: 15th St. between Cincinnati and Madison (15K)

Enjoy this small, lovely park with plenty of grass seating and a playground. Take the nearby Midland Valley Trail for an easy walk to Veterans Park or Riverside.

 

^#       SOBO: 15th St. & Boston Ave. (5K, 15K)

See runners as they make their way through Midtown and cheer on 5K participants as they make the final push toward the finish line. Spectators can also check out the many shops on Boston Avenue while they’re waiting for their favorite runner—starting at the Gadget Company and going south toward 18th Street and Doubleshot Coffee and American Solera Brewery.

 

*          Veteran’s Park: Boulder Ave. between 18th St. and 21st St. (5K, 15K)

Catch the 15K runners passing the park twice and the 5K runners once. A perfect spot to have a picnic, enjoy music from DJ Connection and show some runner love.

 

*#        Cathedral District / TCC: 10th St. and Main St. (2K, 5K, 15K)

Catch 2K and 5K runners and they start down Boulder and then head over to see them finish on Boston. Tulsa Community College will host a cheer section with DJ Connection, and Foolish Things Coffee is right in between and nestled amongst some of Tulsa’s oldest and most beautiful churches.

 

*^#     Finish Line Fest: 3rd St. and Boston Ave. (2K, 5K, 15K)

In the heart of Tulsa’s Deco District, this is where the main party will be as participants from all three runs will come across the finish line before eating and drinking. 

 

Brewery Tour

Four local breweries are right on the 15K route and are opening early for Tulsa Run runners and spectators.

 

Dead Armadillo Craft Brewing – 1004 E 4th St.

Willows Family Ales – 418 S Peoria Ave.

Nothing’s Left Brewing Co. – 1502 E. 6th St.

American Solera – 108 E. 18th St.

 

NOTE: All brewery guests—including runners—will need a valid ID to consume alcohol.