Monday, April 17th is Patriots Day, also affectionately referred to “as the most wonderful time of the year”! That’s right, the Boston Marathon is happening in three days and this year’s race is sure to be an interesting one.
Two-time Olympian Desiree Linden, who came within two seconds of winning Boston in 2011, says her more aggressive training in this block has set her up to contend. Jordan Hasay is making her marathon debut this year and has two successful half marathons under her belt.
Galen Rupp, who earned bronze at the Olympic marathon in August, is scheduled to run Boston for the first time. Rupp is a polarizing figure but regardless how you feel about him, he is always interesting to watch. Fellow 2016 Olympic marathoners Jared Ward and Meb Keflezighi are also competing in Boston, as well as four-time U.S. Olympian Abdi Abdirahman.
Also, OK Runner’s very own Aaron Sherf will be competing in this year’s Boston Marathon. To celebrate all of the runners from Oklahoma, OK Runner is hosting a watch party at their Norman location. So, if you’re lucky enough to have the morning off, head over to OK Runner and enjoy some donuts and bagels and cheer on the runners taking on America’s greatest race.
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Red Coyote is turning lucky number 7! To celebrate 7 years they are hosting their annual Birthday Sale at the OKC location.
The legendary Birthday Sale happens every year and offers huge markdowns on sale items and great deals on socks, sports bras, apparel and tons of other stuff! Red Coyote’s new Edmond location will be offering the same discounts on sale merchandise and other products, but charity tees and raffles will only be available at the OKC location.
THE PACK GIVES BACK” FUN RUN- 9:15 AM
A 3-mile fun run will kick-off the birthday day bash at 9:15 AM. Red Coyote will have their exclusive “charity tees” available for purchase for $10 starting at 9:00AM until they are gone. All $10 from each tee purchase will be donated to a local charity. This year for each tee sold Red Coyote will give a 1 unique raffle ticket. They will draw a winner from the charity tee raffle at the end of the day and the winner will get to choose their favorite local charity to receive up to a $2,000 donation!(some restrictions apply, winner does not need to be present)
RAFFLES – 11:00AM- 1:00PM
Red Coyote will have raffles on the 1/2 hour each hour from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM with many AWESOME prizes from Brooks, Saucony, New Balance, Hoka, Nike and much more! All you have to do is purchase something to get entered into the drawings! (Must be present to win)