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New course, beneficiaries announced for 2014 Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run

 Race officials today announced a change in course for the 37th annual Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run, taking the route to Midtown Tulsa after years along Riverside Drive. The race, which takes place the last Saturday of October every year, will happen Oct. 25, 2014.

“We’re excited to offer a more challenging course to our race participants this year,” said Heath Aucoin, race director and director of operations for the Tulsa Sports Commission, who is in its third year of owning and operating the race. “It was time to mix it up and give our runners a new challenge. There are hills and inclines that should bump up the difficulty of the race a bit, but still allow for runners of all levels to participate in Tulsa’s favorite run.”

Race officials also announced this year’s charity information, naming Tulsa Boys Home the primary beneficiary of the race and A New Leaf, CAP Tulsa Literacy Program, Life Senior Services, Parent Child Center and Salvation Army general beneficiaries. Tulsa Boys Home will receive $25,000 at this year’s race, while each general beneficiary will receive $1,000.

New to this year’s primary beneficiary package is a financial literacy course provided by Tulsa Federal Credit Union, title sponsor of the Tulsa Run.

“A primary focus of our overall mission at Tulsa Federal Credit Union is to be a positive force in the community,” Tulsa Federal Credit Union President & CEO Gregory Gallant said. “It’s through our time, energy and resources in the community that we can impact the lives of those in the areas we serve. We are very excited to be working with the Tulsa Boys Home to provide them with a financial literacy program and look forward to expanding our community outreach even further.”

So far, approximately 3,000 runners have already registered for the 37th-annual event at

“We’re on track to possibly exceed our average of about 10,000 runners, based on current registrations,” Aucoin said. “Early bird registration rates of $45 for the 15k, $35 for the 5k and $15 for the 2k are set to expire Aug. 31, so we expect a lot of people to see the new course and get registered before the prices go up.”

To view the new course map, register or find out more about the Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run, go to

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