WHAT KIND OF RUN IS THIS?


In April of 1889, the city of Guthrie exploded in population to over 10,000 people in a single day. The Land Run of 1889 brought in approximately 50,000 people from all over the world who were excited to take a chance at getting one of 12,000 lots. When the cannons went off, the race was on!

On April 19th, the race is on again for prizes in historic downtown Guthrie. At 10:00AM on April 19, 2014, the cannons will go off and runners will run 5K, grab their claim ticket along the way, and return to the Claims Office to see what prize awaits. The best prizes don't go to the fastest, just the luckiest! Join us for 5K of old fashioned fun as we relive the excitement...without horses this time.

Schedule

Race day will be jam packed with activities. You can see a schedule of all the events during the 89er Day celebration at their website.

9:00AM  You can pick up your t-shirts beginning at 9:00AM at the start line on the corner of 2nd and Oklahoma.
9:50AM Runners line up at the starting line for pre-race announcements. This is where you get your game face on.
10:00AM The cannon goes off and BOOM, runners take off to grab a claim and pick up their prize!
10:45AM Winners are announced and the trophies are presented.
11:00AM The 5K race is over and the children line up for the 1-mile fun run.
11:15AM The fun run is over and the fastest two children get a surprise!

Entry Fees

Runners

  • $30
  • $40 on Race Day

Children (must be under 10 on race day)

  • FREE!!! (no shirt included)

What Do I Get?

Your registration charge will include a t-shirt (while supplies last) and a chance at one of our many prize claims. At the half-way point of the race, you will pick up a claim with a random number on it. That number is associated with a prize that you claim at the end of the race.

The race will not be chip-timed, but there will be a clock for you to see your gun time as you cross the finish line.

Kids 1-Mile Fun Run

Adults aren't the only ones that can have fun. We've added a kids 1-mile fun run this year for the youngin's to participate in. At 11:00AM, just after the 5K race is completed we'll sound the cannons one more time to let the little ones make a wild mad dash on the parade route. Make sure to dress them up in your favorite land runner gear!

Run For A Reason

We are proud to partner with the Toby Keith Foundation this year to make a difference where it counts. The mission of The Toby Keith Foundation is to encourage the health and happiness of pediatric cancer patients and to support OK Kids Korral. The Toby Keith Foundation has been helping children with cancer since 2006. Building up its mission, the foundation is spearheading the construction and operations of OK Kids Korral. With over $4 million raised to date, we have already secured the land, designed the facility and begun construction. We cannot wait – the families need us.

Course Map

The course is a true 3.11 mile (5K) course through the downtown Guthrie area. You can view the course map to see exactly where you will run.

Contact Us

If you have other questions, wish to be a volunteer, or want to become a sponsor and donate items for claims then please contact us via email.