Oklahoma > Bisonathon Half Marathon & 5K
Saturday, September 22, 2007
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
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.
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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