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Tulsa Prepares for Biggest Tulsa Run Ever

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Thousands waited in line Friday to pick up their running packets for the 35th annual Tulsa Run. The event is the biggest it has ever been with 9,800 runners registered. Organizers have had to close down registrations for the first time.

The Tulsa Sports Commission is hosting the event this year. Ray Hoyt with the organization noted that registration numbers show, "40 percent growth in a year, which is phenomenal."

However, numerous people waiting in line for their race packets at the downtown Hyatt Regency complained of waits passing 45 minutes.

One runner told Channel 8, "[I] don't like to have to pay for parking to do packet pick-up, and then waiting in line for packet pick-up is just crazy. A little wait is expected. A 45 minute wait is not."

This is also the first year the event will not feature the race's legendary announcer, Jack Wing. He passed away of a rare bone cancer earlier this year. Organizers are dedicating the last mile of the race to him.

Organizers predict there will be 13,000 people downtown Saturday. To learn more about road closures and the event itself, you may visit the run's website.

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