What do you get when you cross some good old country REDNECKS........with some really fast runners?
Well this Friday, you will get to find out!! TATUR, always looking for new and inventive ideas for races, is presenting a one mile DOWNHILL race. This mile dash starts at the top of Elwood at 61st Street, and screamzzz down Elwood, turns into the new Turkey Mountain parking lot, and then streaks down the new paved bike trail. This descent is less than the descent at say....Pikes Peak or Mount Everest, but for around these parts, it is quite a steep downhiller.
Why the redneck theme?? Well, why not? This IS Oklahoma! Anyone wearing some sorta redneck garb gets a $3.00 discount on their entree fee. For a lot of my friends, all that means is they might wanna not put on that Sunday-go-to-meetin shirt and come on in their regular goin-out-ta-eat shirt. Some of my friends just need to flash a toothy grin and that'll be proof enough that they are rednecks. (A tip: Nascar hats work for costume accessories, and might add to your aerodynamics, besides making Junior proud.)
Rumor has it that a couple of rich doctors in the big city have donated a bunch of their soda pop money for a good old grand prize for the fastest girl runner and dude runner....something like a whole big oversized Jim Bean bottle full of money.
Finally, because this is a real fast course, and some of you-uns will be running faster than you ever dreamt possible, please be careful and don't fall, don't trip anybody, don't step on anyone's pig or chickens, and don't end up like this guy!