The 5th Annual Run for Recognition was held on Saturday, May 14th. We had the most runners to date. Thank you!
The weather was cool and provided good racing conditions. Due to an unintended turn which made the course a little shorter, many runners turned in a great time. Next year, the course will be marked much better.
Congratulations to our overall winners!
1st Place – Homer Wilson (Overall Champion)
2nd Place – Daniel Ly
3rd Place – Robert Parr/Ayden Wilson (tie)
1st Place – Allison Green
2nd Place – Sarah Green
3rd Place – Lisa Ellis
We want to thank our title sponsor, MTM Recognition and especially, Ashley Hurney, Donna Lamprecht and Kevin Manley for their leadership, dedication and hard work this year.
We want to thank Mark Bravo for the knowledge, energy and passion that he added as the race announcer.
We want to thank our great sponsors for providing your financial contributions and we want to thank all of the outstanding volunteers that helped create a great event.
The Run for Recognition was created through a love for running, an ongoing effort to promote wellness within our community and in support of a great organization in Special Olympics.
I hope you will continue to support this event each year!
You can see pictures of the race here.
We’re glad to have repeat sponsors like MetroShoe Warehouse, OK Runner, Trends Salon, Lassiter Drug, IMWELL Health, B.C. Clark Jewelers, Ozarka water, Lopez foods, Next Level Basketball Corp., and Dunkin’ Donuts.
Welcome to our new sponsors in 2016: WEOKIE Credit Union and Cox Communications!
Thank you to each of these organizations for supporting Special Olympics Oklahoma along with MTM Recognition.
We could not do this without you!
Mark Bravo is a long-time friend of the Run for Recognition and we’re proud to have him back this year as our Race Announcer. He was kind enough to share some words with us, below.
It’s the 5th running of the MTM Run for Recognition Saturday, May 14, and Special Olympics Oklahoma as the beneficiary is why it ranks as one of my favorite annual affairs.
If you find yourself in need of some motivation…..let’s call it MOMENTUM….in life, I can’t imagine a better place to be that morning, whether to run, walk or simply take in a morning of great poignancy that benefits people all over Oklahoma.
I’m really thrilled to get to call this 5K and 1-mile fun run again. The crowning moment of the morning is the Special Olympian effort, as you see commitment, pride and pure joy personified by these young athletes who lend smiles and and perspective to everything they do. Oh, we have some true dignitaries expected on hand that morning as well. Still time to enter and support these Special Olympians…I assure you being around them will “raise your game” in a manner that will stay with you beyond that day! Really hope to see you, and keep thriving, athletes!
Fun fact: Mark Bravo also calls the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon!
Here is a sneak preview of this year’s medal design for all finishers! That’s right, as soon as you cross the finish line you’ll be awarded the 2016 Finisher’s Medal.
Register for either the 1 Mile Fun Run or the 5K to be eligible to receive the Finisher’s Medal.
We are so happy Cox Communications and Next Level Basketball Corp. are joining our great group of Sponsors! If you haven’t already, check out the complete list of Sponsors.
Cox Communications is the one of the largest communications provider and has very longstanding history of supporting Special Olympics Oklahoma.
Next Level Basketball Corp has been around since 2011 and is the only non-profit leading Nike Basketball camps in Oklahoma. They have sponsored the Run for Recognition three years strong! Check out their site for more info.
Thank you Sponsors!
We’re so excited to host this event again this year, to make it even more special, we’re celebrating the 5th year of this 5K! We could not be more proud to support Special Olympics Oklahoma through this event.
Don’t forget, there is a 5K as well as a 1 Mile Fun Run. We hope to see you and the entire family out there on May 14th! Register here.