VIBRANT BLOOMS SIGNAL THE REDBUD CLASSIC APRIL 6-7

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12 events make up OKC’s longest-standing local race tradition benefiting Focus on Home.

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 6, 2024) – The blooming Oklahoma Redbud trees serve as a vibrant reminder of the 41st annual Redbud Classic, Oklahoma City’s longest-standing local race tradition benefiting local charities, set to happen on April 6-7. Event officials welcome and encourage everyone to participate in the 12 different events and celebrations.

With registrations filling fast, bicyclists, runners, walkers, wheelchair and stroller pushers are encouraged to register before March 22 to guarantee an event t-shirt and before registration prices increase after March 31. The Redbud Classic events include:

Saturday, April 6

  • 10-Mile Bike Fun Ride

  • 30-Mile Timed Bike Tour

  • 50-Mile Redbud Fondo

  • 1-Mile Kids’ Fun Run

  • 1-Mile Woof Walk (leashed dog event)

  • Redbud Bike BASH celebration

Sunday, April 7

  • 5K Run

  • 5K Wheelchair Event

  • 5k Pushchair Event

  • 10K Run

  • 2-Mile Walk/Stroller Derby

  • Redbud Run BASH

The fun continues after the events on both days with the Redbud Bike BASH at the Waterford Complex (NW 63rd Street and Waterford Boulevard) on Saturday and the Redbud Run BASH staging in the finishing area at Nichols Hills Plaza (6421 Avondale Dr., Nichols Hills, Oklahoma 73116) on Sunday. These free, celebration events feature family-friendly games and activities, music and entertainment along with food from Oklahoma’s premier food trucks and beverages from COOP Ale Works.

Interested participants can register online now. In-person registration will be available at the registration office between April 4-7. By registering early at redbud.org, participants are more likely to receive the lowest available registration prices, their choice of T-shirt size as well as a timing tag. Those registered by March 22 are guaranteed an event participant T-shirt.

Each year, the Redbud Foundation Board of Directors selects an Oklahoma City nonprofit organization with whom to partner and serve as the beneficiary of event proceeds. Annually, multiple agencies apply to the Redbud Classic as potential beneficiaries. Focus on Home, an organization serving families experiencing domestic violence, seeking treatment and recovery programs, and families who are experiencing homelessness by providing furniture and furnishings for a dignified home, was selected to benefit from Redbud’s 2024 proceeds.

For complete event details including start times, course maps and registration information, visit redbud.org.

 

About Redbud Classic

Since 1983, the Redbud Classic (https://redbud.org) has become an Oklahoma City tradition involving the community through fun, fitness and philanthropy. The race offers 10- and 30-Mile Bike Tours, a 50-Mile Fondo, and 5K and 10K races. Other events include a 5K Wheelchair Event, 2-Mile Walk and Stroller Derby, a 1-Mile Kids’ Fun Run and the 1-Mile Woof Walk. Each year, Redbud Classic selects a local nonprofit as the race beneficiary, raising almost $1 million for local charitable organizations since the race’s inception.

About Focus on Home

Focus on Home (https://focusonhome.org) provides furniture and furnishings for a dignified home to families in need, as identified by social service agencies as ready for its services. Since August 2014, Focus on Home has served families experiencing domestic violence, seeking treatment and recovery programs, and families who are experiencing homelessness.

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