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Applications available for 2015 Tulsa Run beneficiary

 The Tulsa Sports Commission announced today applications to be a beneficiary of the 38th annual Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run are available now through March 1. Application forms can be downloaded at

“Our charitable giving program is one of the most important elements of the Tulsa Run,” said Heath Aucoin, race director and director of operations for the Tulsa Sports Commission. “We’re an exciting foot race that includes all levels of runners – from Masters to the family fun run – but we’re also a community organization. We love that at the end of the race, after all the medals have been handed out, we get to present a local non-profit with a big donation.”

Six beneficiaries will be selected. The primary beneficiary will receive $25,000 in addition to five $1,000 awards. Beneficiaries are also incorporated into the overall marketing of the event, including press conferences and race day activities.

“We really enjoy getting the groups involved with the Tulsa Run as a whole,” said Aucoin. “Their group is invited to pre-race events; we push the organization on social media; and they’re with us on race day, even if they choose not to run, they’re there to volunteer and celebrate at the finish line.”

The Tulsa Run beneficiary must be an independent non-profit (501c3) organization chartered in the state of Oklahoma whose primary mission serves the Tulsa metropolitan area, and who intends to keep 100 percent of the funds in the Tulsa metro area. Organizations that serve as a “pass through” organization will not be considered for primary beneficiary. A pass through can be considered any non-profit whose primary purpose is to distribute its funds to other non-profit organizations of its choice.

Application forms must be emailed to by March 1. If selected, beneficiaries will need to submit a copy of their most recent 990; no supporting schedules are needed.

Past beneficiaries include 2014 primary beneficiary Tulsa Boys’ Home, and A New Leaf, CAP Tulsa Literacy Program, Life Senior Services, Parent Child Center and the Salvation Army. Other past beneficiaries include CFBEO, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Mental Health Association, Child Abuse Network, River Parks Authority, CASA, Camp Fire Green Country, DVIS and many more.

Held annually on the last Saturday of Oct., the 2015 Tulsa Run is on Halloween, Oct. 31. For more information, go to

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