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Oklahoma > Bisonathon Half Marathon & 5K
Shawnee, OK



Saturday, September 22, 2007

Event Details

Organized and hosted by Oklahoma Baptist University's Student Foundation, the Bisonathon Half Marathon & 5K celebrated just its second annual running in 2007, to celebrate the university's centennial anniversary. More than 200 runners have come out to enjoy this race around the University's campus and the town of Shawnee in each of its two years so far, with more expected for the 2008 running of the race.

The course for the race, which is run entirely on paved surfaces around this town of about 30,000 residents (which is also the birthplace of actor Brad Pitt), starts and finishes at the Noble Complex at the OBU campus, and starts at 8:30 AM. From the campus, the race takes runners west around Shawnee Municipal Airport and then southward through town, following a clockwise direction around the city. Along the way, participants will run past local sights such as Memorial Park, Jim Thorpe Stadium, Boy Scout Park and the Shawnee Country Club.

Fast and flat for the first half of the race, the Bisonathon experiences some hills in its last few miles as runners head toward the finish. After the race and while you're in town for the weekend, take in some of the local sights such as the Santa Fe Depot, the nearby vineyards and wineries and the historic downtown walking tour.

Race Weather & Climate

Set in the center of the state just a little over 30 miles east of Oklahoma City, the town of Shawnee tends to experience mild to warm (and sometimes hot) weather conditions in September, when monthly temperatures average between 87°F and 61°F. Rainfall is also relatively plentiful, as Shawnee sees an average of about 4.2 inches of rain for the month.


$20 if registered by September 10, 2007
$25 after Sept. 10 through the day of the race


Registration for the 2008 Bisonathon Half Marathon is not yet open. Please check this space later for updates.




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