Tulsa’s 2017 Corndog Challenge 5K Race – Our World Tuesday

Friday night, on a whim, I decided to run the Corndog Challenge 5K at the Tulsa Fairgrounds. How could I resist, you HAD to drink a mimosa, eat an apple dumpling, and a chicken and waffle during the race. I mean it was MANDATORY!!! How could I resist? For those that could resist that had the Corndog Classic 5K run at the same time on the same course, and at the same cost.


So I ventured out to the Fairgrounds early to pick up my packet and all that.


I noticed that TATUR Racing was timing the race. Now there are lots of good timing outfits out there, but TATUR is the best as far as I am concerned. Brian Hoover and his crew always do a great job and go above and beyond in order to make sure that the races are great. They not only time races they produce events also.


Waiting for the race to start I checked out the Golden Driller. Tulsa has the Driller and the gigantic praying hands (some say healing hands) at Oral Roberts University. Maybe somebody should have a Praying Hands 5K? The ORU campus is big enough and hilly enough that there could be an interesting course.


I looked at the bounce houses they had set up and wondered what the heck. Boys on left, girls on right? Any boy went to the prince house is smart. That is where all the girls are going to be. You have to think outside the box is my motto.


And of course being a corndog race they had a corndog stand. I love the visuals of fair food but don’t like the food. Except of course corndogs. I have one per year. This year I am having two, one at this race, and one at the fair.

So anyways they got everybody together at the start line and gave the instructions and we sang the national anthem. Nobody took a knee, and then the gun sounded and off we went.


As advertised we looped around the fairgrounds and at some point we had the apple dumpling served to us, and then the mimosa’s (above photo) and finally the mini version of chicken and waffle. I could handle all of it but it was kind of hot and humid and I was huffing and puffing and I had to work at getting the chicken and waffle down, but I did it. It was toward the end and the course along with the heat and humidity had pretty much kicked my butt.

And I finished, vertically, with dignity. I finished fourth out of six in my age group.


I gulped down some water, and then drank more water, and then drank the complimentary adult malted beverage, and then ate a corn dog. It was kind of rich so I only ate about two thirds of it.

I was kind of doubtful that they could put a 5K race at the fairgrounds but what do I know!! They did it, and it was fun and challenging.


And a nice t shirt. It wasn’t this wrinkled when they gave it to me. I forgot to take a picture of it yesterday so today I dug it out of the laundry and took a photo of it. Full disclosure is my middle name!! Me and Donald Trump Junior are alike that way.

So I give the race 5 stars out of five. Great course, great timing, fun, entertainment, well organized, lots of volunteers, food, beverages, and a shirt. Check, check, check, check, check, check, and check. I think everybody had a great time. Plus did I tell you that we all got a free ticket to the State Fair that is happening later this month. Yep, we did.

Thank you to the organizers who put on the race, the volunteers who worked like dogs behind the scenes to make sure everything was perfect, and the army of volunteers who showed up the day of the race to hand out the food and drink, and water on the course and cheer everybody on, and kudos to the runners who showed up. The proceeds from the race are going to the Tulsa Area United Way and Food for Kids. Also, thank you to the sponsors of the race. A lot of work by a lot of people go into these races and I appreciate them all.

I’ll be back again next year!!

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19 thoughts on “Tulsa’s 2017 Corndog Challenge 5K Race – Our World Tuesday

  1. A ShutterBug Explores

    Thanks for commenting on my ‘snippets’ on my blog ~ I gave a reply to your comment which was so right on ~ it’s the letting go that can be tricky ~ but I remind myself that it is much like our breath ~ in ~ out ~ let go ~ each moment ~ Just watched a DVD ~ Collateral Beauty ~ was a reminder of all that ~ what’s important in life and death ~ try it you might enjoy it.

    Happy Week to you ^_^

  2. Cathy Kennedy


    Oral Roberts University, now that’s a blast from the past and I tell you why. My mother always had ORU tuned in on Sunday mornings. The opening inspirational hymn “Something good is going to happen to you…” has stayed with me my entire life and often times I find myself humming or singing this line. It’s amazing how things like this impact your life, isn’t it? Anywho, the race sounds like an interesting one but I’m not a runner. In fact, I hate running even as a kid, I hated running! Having a corn dog is about my speed, though. I love ’em! I haven’t had one in many years, though. I’m a perpetual dieter always looking for ways to cut calories, but don’t get me wrong I do indulge on occasions! Anywho, congrats on your placement in the race. I loved the photo captures, the fun of your day, and in this post! Have a fantastic week, if you want more exercise feel free to hit the dance floor with the 4M gang and me today!

  3. Hootin' Anni

    In less than two weeks’ time, I will be a participant of the 5k WALK [no racing for me]. I tellya, if there were food involved, I’d forget the race altogether and be a foodie!!!

    Yum, that beer looks mighty fine.

  4. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    What a funny race! Do you like chicken and waffles? While I like both of those things in and of themselves, I have never understood why they would be so good togethe… Just don’t get it…. (guess because I’m from the wrong part of the country or something).

  5. Ellen

    Another fun Oklahoman race with food. As I’ve said before, we don’t get food here in Colorado. Sounds like fun, but I’m with you on the corn dogs and hot dogs in general—yuck!

  6. Pat

    What a novel idea for a race, Yogi. Run and eat at the same time. It sounds like a recipe for indigestion…lol The food booths reminded me of an old time country fair. Gla dyou finished the race and got that cool t-shirt!

  7. Barb

    I had to smile at this Alan. I would have had to decline everything but the alcohol. Sounds like a fun race and well planned. I like that the proceeds were going to worthy causes. Corndog???? I can’t even imagine.

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