I first ran the Tulsa Run last year with my dad. We drove from Dallas (about 4 hours) and decided we'd make it an annual tradition. The course is nice and scenic, the race is well-organized, and we always have a great time.
The expo is at the Cox Business Center, a beautiful building in Downtown Tulsa, OK. The expo is not HUGE, but there are enough vendors to look around and do a little shopping if you want. They also have lots of cool Tulsa Run historical items and statistics set out that are really cool to look at. They even have a guy there who will play you in Checkers - if you win you get a $25 gift card to the running store booth! One of the booths had a bunch of various clothing items that you could get screen-printed whichever "Run Tulsa" logo you wanted, which was really cool!
The packet pickup is a breeze. Just takes a minute to get your shirt and bib. I did the "double" - 5K and 15K, so I got a hoodie and a long sleeve. They are both really nice quality and really unique. The hoodie is for the 15K and is always really cute and a nice light weight. It's the only running "swag" I actually wear!
Race morning is perfect - we just walk to the Start line and everything runs smoothly. The start was on time, nice weather, plenty of porta-potties. There's a nice area to warm up, not overly crowded but lots of friendly faces and great energy. The course is nice and scenic. It's decently hilly - I'd say easy "rolling hills." Overall I like the course. Everyone is happy, the energy of the race overall is great.
Afterwards, you get your medal (HUGE medals), a banana, water, candy, and a sandwich! I LOVE that they give you a sandwich, because the 15K starts at 9:00am so we were hungry and practically ready for lunch by the time we finished! There's also an area where you can get a massage, various food trucks, a beer booth, and an area with tables set up where you can have your sandwich and hang out.
Your results are texted to you immediately once you finish which is cool, and race photos are FREE (talk about great race swag!) and are available that night or next morning! It's really fun to have your photos so quickly (and free, obviously!)
Overall I highly recommend this race. We drive a total of 8 hours for the experience every year so yes, it's worth it! Thank you to all Tulsa Run race directors and volunteers!