This is an exciting time for OTRA, with so many new people getting involved with Trail running. We are so happy you are here!

As we’ve mentioned a few times, we are laid back club with no formal meetings or bored (board) meetings. But we do like to get our shoes dirty in the trails. Please join us for our monthly club runs which are usually the 3rd Saturday of the month. However, there are so many members now that we get together almost every week! Previously we’ve rotated our monthly runs between Bluff Creek, Draper and Arcadia. We thought we’d try something different this year. We’d like for club members to volunteer to head up a monthly run. In doing so they will be responsible for choosing that month’s trail. You are certainly welcome to choose the old standbys, but you can also be a bit adventurous! You can even go so far as to give it a theme, or ask others to bring food for a parking lot social or suggest a stop at the local coffee house (can you say “we like to eat”?) If you’d like to “Claim a month”, just touch bases with Katherine and we’ll get you signed up.

Here’s how we’re looking so far:

January

In addition to our big group run you will find most everyone at:

1/28   Sooner State Games Trail Run, NuDraper Trails, Lake Stanley Draper (Sponsored by OTRA)

February

Club Member Responsible: Jane Hresko West

Trail: Lake Arcadia

Date: 2/11

February is typically a busy month in the OK Trail World, so in addition to our big group run you will find most everyone at one of the February organized events, this year most everyone will be at:

2/18   Cross Timbers: Lake Texoma

March

Club Member Responsible: Don Pendergraft

Trail: Lake Arcadia

Date: 3/17

April

Club Member Responsible: Cindy & Matt Luttrell

Trail: TBD

Date: 4/21

May

Club Member Responsible: David & Peggy Wood

Trail: Roman Nose

Date: 5/19

June

Club Member Responsible: Katharine – 4th Annual Green People Run (One of our Sponsored Events)

Trail: Bluff Creek Trail System

Date: 6/16

July

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August

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September

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October

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November

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December

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Some Suggestions for “side trips”:

Butterfield Trail
(15mile loop course located in Devil’s Den State Park in NW Arkansas!)

Fire Road
(6 mile out-and-back, located in the Wichita Wildlife Refuge outside of Lawton)

Turkey Mountain (near Tulsa)

Lake Keystone (near Tulsa)

Lake McMurtry (near Stillwater)

Clear Bay Trail at Lake Thunderbird

Lake Murray Trails

Trail Map/Info for Monthly Runs:

Lake Arcadia Multi-Use Trail

Trail Info/Map:
http://www.okearthbike.com/MAP%20OF%20ARCADIA.pdf

Directions:

We meet at the Multi-use trailhead near the Lake project office. To get to the Project Office, go 3 miles east of I-35 on 2nd Street (also Highway 66 East). Take the third entrance marked “Project Office”. The gravel parking lot on the left of the road or you can drive down to the office and park in the paved lot. Restrooms, a phone, and water are available right there at the project office. The trailhead has an honor box for payment ($3) right at the trailhead or pay at one of the guard shacks when you ride by.

Bluff Creek Trails

Directions/Info: www.okc.gov/trails/hiking_biking.html

Lake Stanley Draper Trail System

Directions/Info:
www.okc.gov/trails/hiking_biking.html

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