Saturday, November 5, 2016 • Jenks, OK • Course Map
Cross the finish line of this half marathon in Olympic style when you complete the Jenks Half Marathon, which starts and finishes at the track and field complex of the city’s high school and features “photo finishes” on the track for every runner who completes the race.
Roughly 200 runners cross the finish line in both race combined each year — this year marks the event’s 36th annual running — which benefits the Jenks High School Cross Country teams.
Considered a suburban community within the Tulsa, Okla., area, Jenks offers mostly flat terrain for this out-and-back race, which starts at the Jenks High School Track and follows a course around the nearby Jones Airport, within view of the Arkansas River just to the east.
The course has some gently rolling hills, especially in the stretch along 91st Street, which runs through a combination of tree-lined farmland areas and suburban city streets.
Participants also catch brief glimpses of Jenks’s South Lakes Golf Course and Municipal Park on their way back to the finish line at the high school. The course is run entirely on paved surfaces, and the half marathon starting time is 8:00 AM.
Race Weather & Climate
Late fall weather conditions in Jenks, which lies about 10 miles south of Tulsa in the northeastern corner of the state, tend to be mild to cool and grow colder as the month progresses. November temperatures range between 37°F and 61°F, while rainfall amounts average about 3 inches for the month.
Day of Race
- Avg. Low: 39°F
- Avg. High: 63°F
- 8:00 AM – half marathon
- 8:15 AM – 5K
See race website
To reserve your spot in the late fall 2016 running of the Jenks Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at GetMeRegistered.com here.
Official Race Website
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