The 35th annual Tulsa Run kicked off in downtown at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
Runners lined up at the starting line despite the chilly temperatures.
The Tulsa Run hosts a 15k race, 5k race and 2k race. The 15k Tulsa Run began at 9 a.m.
This year's event is the biggest since the first raise in 1978 with 9,800 runners registered. Event organizers had to close down registrations before the deadline for the first time this year.
Organizers predict approximately 13,000 people will be downtown today to participate and cheer on runners.
There were 4,701 runners registered for the 15k according to the Tulsa Sports Commission. Only 4,125 actually finished the race. Out of the 3,381 registered runners in the 5k, only 2,612 completed the race.
According to the commission, "in the 15k, Julius Kogo, 27, finished in 44:36; Samuel Ndereba, 35 came in a very close second with a time of 44:36 and Robert Letting, 28, finished third with a time of 44:38"
Hellen Jemutai, 30, finished first with a time of 51:13; Kellyn Johnson, 26, placed second with a time of 52:04; and Kristen Radcliff, a resident of Tulsa, placed third with a time of 52:53. Radcliff was also the first woman from Oklahoma to finish.
"Silas Kisorio of Edmond was the first male Oklahoma finisher with a time of 47:49," according to the commission.
Camp Fire Green Country will be the primary beneficiary of the 2012 Tulsa Run. The group will receive a $25,000 donation.
Be sure to check out our pre-coverage of the race here and for a map of the race check it out here.
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