Redbud Puts Spring in Your Step
Marking 36 years of fun, fitness and philanthropy
With spring officially in the air, we’ve reached that time of year when it’s time to dust off the winter cobwebs and get outside – perfect timing for the 36th Redbud Classic set for Apr. 7 and 8, where delicious rewards await all those taking part, while raising money for a worthy cause.
Organizers have chosen Whiz Kids Oklahoma as the 2018 beneficiary, an organization that has been helping to connect disadvantaged students with mentors in its after-school program for over 20 years.
“Whiz Kids is dedicated to creating a positive influence for children in the community, and are grateful for the opportunity to share our message through Redbud,” says Executive Director Adam Luck.
Starting out with just over 1,000 competitors and two races, the event has since attracted more than 200,000 people and will this year offer bike tours of 10, 33 and 45 miles, a one-mile kids fun run on Saturday and then 5k and 10k runs on Sunday, along with a 5k wheelchair event, two-mile walk and baby stroller derby.
Continuing past the finish line, the adults taking part will be rewarded with free beer and pancakes, while youngsters can enjoy pizza. The Redbud Bash at Nichols Hills Plaza will offer free family-friendly games, live entertainment and food trucks to fuel it all. Get moving!