Well, we closed out our biggest season yet with a gritty performance by the RTS youth and mentors at the Route 66 Half Marathon on November 24th in Tulsa. Temps were in the low twenties and the sun was still two hours from rising when 74 youth and their dedicated mentors met at the Y for the trip to Tulsa and 13.1 miles of brutal cold. We are so proud of every one of our RTS runners as we had zero no-shows for the race despite the weather and 5:30 a.m. gathering time. We are super proud of 16 year old Luis Balli who busted out the full marathon (26.2 miles) in under 3:30, finishing first in his age group in his first marathon ever. Luis is seven time finisher of RTS and the first RTS youth to enter the 1000 mile club.
Season 10 will kick off on January 11th at Bartlesville's First Wesleyan Church, the new home for RTS. We strongly urge everyone to reserve a slot in advance by emailing RTSC@runthestreets.org or message us on Facebook.
And check out the pics pages for brand new photos from Woolaroc, On Your Mark 5k and the Half!