Tulsa Boys’ Home Derby Dash on Saturday, March 28, 2015!

The Tulsa Boys’ Home Derby Dash will consist of a 1 mile Fun Run which begins at 8:30 a.m. and a 5K timed run starting at 9 a.m., followed by age group awards, snacks and refreshments. Runs take place on the paved trail at the Turkey Mountain parking lot trail head, 68th & Elwood Avenue, Tulsa.

The Junior Women’s Association of the Tulsa Boys’ Home will host the first ever Derby Dash 5K run on Saturday, March 28, 2015! The run will take place on beautiful Turkey Mountain that morning at 8:30 for the 1K and 9:00 for the 5K. The run will be followed by age group awards, snacks and refreshments. Runs take place on the paved trail at the Turkey Mountain parking lot trail head, 68th & Elwood Avenue, Tulsa.

For more details about the event, please visit http://tbhjuniorwomen.com/fundraisers/tbh-5k/

Individuals and organizations interested in sponsoring the inaugural Tulsa Boys’ Home Run may contact jwaderbydash@gmail.com .

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Best of Tulsa Results – Turkey Mountain is a Winner!

During the recent voting for The Tulsa Voice’s Best of Tulsa, Turkey Mountain was a HUGE winner taking home three “Best Ofs”.

Turkey won:

  • Best Suburban Oasis
  • Best Place to Hike
  • and Best Place to Feel Like You’re Not in Tulsa

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Thanks to all who voted and see you on the Mountain!

 

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Great Plains 10K looking for volunteers to benefit Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition

 

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The Great Plains 10k will host four 10k events located within the Great Plains of America.  The events will take place between March and August leading up to the Great Plains 10k Championship which will be held at the 2015 Plaza 10k in Kansas City, MO.  Proceeds of the Tulsa race will benefit Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Coalition which has the mission is to preserve, protect and promote the responsible use and enjoyment of Green Country’s urban wilderness areas for current and future generations.

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NOTE: This race will not be held at Turkey Mountain but will benefit the preservation of urban wilderness.

 

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Volunteers needed for Turkey Mountain Trail User Survey March 14th and 15th

Looking for something to do March 14th and 15th? Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition is looking for volunteers to help collect data on public use of the trails at Turkey Mountain and they need your help! The data gained from the survey will be invaluable and will focus on:

  • Trail usage characteristics – what trail visitors do, when, and why they do it.
  • Demographics of trail users or visitors – age, gender, residence, etc.

Shifts are 3 hours and begin at go from dawn until dusk.

Click HERE to sign up for a shift. Your help will truly make a difference!

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Get to Know Turkey Mountain Hike Saturday, Feb 28th and March 28th

Not familiar with Turkey Mountain but still want to hit the trails?

This Saturday, February 28th and Saturday March 28th, the Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition is hosting “Get to Know Turkey Mountain” FREE guided walks designed to familiarize new trail users with the urban wilderness in the heart of Tulsa! This group will help you to know your way around, discuss safety, and how to best share the trails with other trail users! Space is limited and some have already SOLD OUT for each hike so you will want to sign up in advance to secure your spot.  Sign up online! http://bit.ly/tuwcgt2knw

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Turkey Mountain Bloggers

Several have asked about people in and around Tulsa who blog about the variety of happenings at Turkey Mountain. Here’s a list of some of the ones we know of for you to check out! (Please note we are providing these links for you information only and do not necessarily support or endorse the opinions of the authors).

Chasing the Vitruvian Man: Learning to Live a Better Life in the Digital Age

YogisDen -  Alan Bates of Tulsa, Oklahoma spends a lot of time hiking and volunteering at Turkey Mountain.

Proactiveoutside - Professional writer Bob Doucette shares his passion for the outdoors, fitness and outdoor culture

Miles to go Before I Sleep…. – Ken TZ Childress’ (AKA Trail Zombie) blog about trail running at Turkey Mountain and all over the world!

Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition – The coalition’s mission is to preserve, protect and promote the responsible use and enjoyment of Green Country’s urban wilderness areas for current and future generations.

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Do you have a blog about Turkey? Post in comments to share!

 

 

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TATUR Racing’s Snake Run is Coming to Turkey Mtn!

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This unique race will be a six hour or three hour timed run taking place on mostly flat, nearly rock and root free, single track trails on the western side of Turkey mountain. The run will start on March 21, 2015 at 9:00 am, and finish at either noon for the three hour or 3:00 pm for the six hour. The course will head northwest from the old upper parking lot following some of the trails used in the Turkey and Taturs race including of course the Snake Trail. These are some of the smoothest and easiest trails on the “mountain”. We also have taken great pains to remove all of the larger snakes from the course. Just kidding. Actually, the snake trail gets its name because it winds around like a snake, not because of an infestation of slithery reptiles!

The course is actually an out-and-back, but for simplicity we’ll call it a loop. You will run 3.75 mile loops, hitting the turnaround in 2.1 miles, then you’ll run then route in reverse. One section is bypassed on your return trip, and you/ll hit the start/finish after 3.75 miles. Then you do it all again. How many laps can you run in three or six hours? It’s up to you.

There will be 2 aid stations, one at the start/finish area near the old upper parking lot, and one at the turnaround. You do not have to run for the entire six or three hours. You can run one out and back, run until you complete a 3.75 miles, atop at a half marathon, a full marathon or a 50K if you’re real fast.

First 250 entrants will receive a technical fabric T-shirt . You also will receive a medal that will have a front row row spot in your trophy case. There are also terrifying trophies for the top three male and female in both events.

Click Here to Register for this Awesome Event!

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US Fish and Wildlife Service visits Turkey Mountain

 

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Staff members from Northeastern Oklahoma US Fish and Wildlife Service facilities visited Turkey Mountain and Mooser Creek today. The federal agency is interested in exploring partnerships for environmental and conservation education.

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Biggest clean up day ever at Turkey with 140+ volunteers!!!! Thank you! Thank you!

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Read the Tulsa World article about the clean up.

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Turkey Mountain Clean Up Saturday January 17th, 2015 @ 9:30 AM

Please Join Us! We would love your help with some fun and easy winter cleanup, all you need to do is show up with a positive attitude and a little energy to give back to Turkey Mountain. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Please bring work gloves and pruners / loppers (clearly identifiable as your own) if you have them!

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Click the link to facebook and tell your friends you join you!

https://www.facebook.com/Tulsaurbanwildernesscoalition

Special group assignment opportunities also available, to learn more you can reach us at byway of the group email webmaster@tulsaurbanwildernesscoalition.org

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