Butler County Times Gazette
  • Fifth Annual Resolution Run to be held Dec. 31

  • Four event highlights1 Plans are set for the 5th Annual Resolution Run on Dec. 31. The first year, the race began at East Park and they had a tent set up with heaters for participants. Seventy people finished the event that year. Last year, they had 400 registered for the event. The move to the civic center has helped...
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  • Four event highlights
    1 Plans are set for the 5th Annual Resolution Run on Dec. 31. The first year, the race began at East Park and they had a tent set up with heaters for participants. Seventy people finished the event that year. Last year, they had 400 registered for the event. The move to the civic center has helped with the growth. It gives participants the opportunity to get out of the cold and actually enjoy their refreshments without shivering the entire time.
    2 One thing that has remained the same is the support of the event. All of their sponsors – Specs, GCI, Oklahoma Boys BBQ, Demo Sales, and Mizuno – have supported the race since the first year.
     3 This year they will have different age group awards. Instead of medals they are giving away 20-ounce commemorative pint glasses. Due to the growth of the race, they are also expanding age group categories by adding an additional five age groups to spread the wealth of awards.
     4 This event is great for the community. With participants and spectators alike, they expect to draw more than 800 people to downtown El Dorado on New Year's Eve this year. Seventy-five percent of those people will be from outside of Butler County and many will stick around afterward to eat, shop.
    Why you should attend
    “I truly enjoy the different types of people that come to the race. There is such a festive atmosphere before and after the race that is driven by the participants. Ninety-nine percent of the participants are just there to have fun and enjoy the company of friends and fellow participants. We also have great volunteers that have helped out over the years and it's fun to watch them interact with the participants. I always hear good stories about the ‘Beer Run’ participants on the course who, by the third beer station, are dumping out the beer rather than drinking it. If people take the event too seriously, they are always in for a surprise.
    “The participants are always friendly and it would be wonderful to have more people from the community along the course cheering them on.” 
     - Patrick Todd, owner of Oz Endurance, which puts on the run
     
    About the event
    When Registration begins at 3 p.m. and the race starts at 5 p.m.
    Where El Dorado Civic Center, 201 E. Central
    Course The 5k course will begin at the Civic Center, head south on Griffith to Locust, head east on Locust to the bike path and then go out and back on the bike path.
    Page 2 of 2 - Registration People can register online through Dec. 30 or sign up race day at the Civic
    Center.
    For more info E-mail patrick@ozendurance.net
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