2021 Redbud Classic
Celebrating its 39th Anniversary in 2021, the Redbud Classic has been committed to its mission for nearly four decade and has offered numerous opportunities for families, friends and the entire community to run, walk or ride together.
10/33/45 MILE BIKE TOUR , 1 MILE KIDS FUN RUN, 5K WALK/RUN, 10K WALK/RUN
Celebrating its 39th year in 2021, the Redbud Classic is an Oklahoma City tradition involving the community through fitness, fun, and philanthropy.
The Redbud Foundation, Inc. held the first Redbud Classic in the spring of 1983. It consisted of the 10k and 2-mile running and walking events and drew approximately 1,100 participants. Over time, the Redbud has enhanced its roster with additional events,
REGISTRATION FEES: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!!! Register before April 4 and entry fees are discounted!
PRICING FOR SATURDAY CYCLING
$40 now through April 4
$45 April 5 through April 10
PRICING FOR SUNDAY RACES
$35 now through April 4
$40 April 5 through April 11
(18 YEARS AND UNDER)
$25 now through March 29
$30 March 30 through April 5
Registration and Packet Pick Up
Packets may be picked up at the Redbud Classic Registration Office located at 6454 Avondale Drive in Nichols Hills Plaza, just north of NW 63rd Street, on the west side of Western Avenue. Look for the hot pink “Registration” banner. The office is open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, April 8-9, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., April 10.
RACE DAY Registration and Packet Pick Up
SATURDAY APRIL 10, 6:00 -7:00 a.m. Cyclists may pick up their packets at the tent located at the Waterford Complex
SUNDAY APRIL 11, 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Runners and walkers may pick up packets at the tent in front of Waterford Complex Building 6301.
Redbud BASH – The FREE post-race party of the Redbud Classic
Don’t miss out on #FunAtTheFinish at the seventh annual Redbud BASH. The official race after party, the Redbud BASH, will be held at the finish area in Nichols Hills Plaza on Sunday, April 11th at 1:00 p.m. There will be a variety of food from some of Oklahoma’s premier food trucks, craft beer from COOP Ale Works, free family-friendly games and activities, as well as entertainment. Whether you are participating in the run, cheering someone on or just want to enjoy a family-friendly outing, this BASH will have something in store for you! We can’t wait to see you at the finish line! #FunAtTheFinish
A portion of the proceeds from the Redbud BASH will benefit our 2021 Redbud Beneficiary.
Free beer for participants 21 and over
Redbud participants over 21 will receive a free beer complimentary of COOP Ale Works at the finish line. Please have your ID and bib tab to receive your beer bracelet! Bracelets may be picked up at the Start line “Volunteer / Info” tent and at the Finish line “Volunteer / Info” tent in Nichols Hills Plaza. Additional beer will be available for purchase!
The Redbud Classic relies on many volunteers! Please click HERE to volunteer for the 2021 Redbud Classic. All volunteers will receive a 2021 Redbud Classic volunteer T-shirt and our virtual goody bag.
Individual results will be emailed to each registrant. Complete results will be posted when available at www.redbud.org and at the “Results” tent in Nichols Hills Plaza following the race. Pick up your place medal in Nichols Hills Plaza at the “Results” tent.
Certification, Sanctioning and Timing Tags
The Redbud Classic will use timing tags for our 2021 5k and 10k. Your timing tag is attached to your bib.The Redbud Classic 5k and 10k are USAT&F sanctioned, certified. Runners are eligible for state and national records and rankings. The 2-mile walk is not a sanctioned event.
All participants must wear a bib with a race number. Running off the certified course will result in disqualification. Participants must comply with Nichols Hills City Ordinances. All participants must pay an entry fee. All cyclists must wear helmets. All participants must follow the official pace car. Please note that the Redbud Classic is a non-profit organization, and no refunds are given.
Cycling event parking is available at the Waterford Complex. You must enter from Pennsylvania before 7:00 a.m. No traffic will be allowed to enter the Waterford Complex after 7:00 a.m. Parking is also available at Penn Square Mall, located at Pennsylvania and NW Expressway. Penn Square Mall assumes no responsibility for cars parked there. All riders are encouraged to park at the Waterford.
Parking for the Kid’s Fun Run available Nichols Hills Plaza.
Parking for the Woof Walk is located in the lot at 1203 Sherwood Lane. There is no Woof Walk parking in Nichols Hills Plaza.
Parking is available at the Waterford Complex. You must enter the Waterford parking areas from NW 63rd Street before 1:00 p.m. No traffic will be allowed to enter the Waterford Complex after 1:00 p.m. Parking is also available at Penn Square Mall, located at Pennsylvania and NW Expressway, or the Glenbrook Center, NW 63rd & Grand Blvd. Penn Square and Glenbrook Center assume no responsibility for cars parked in those lots. No parking is permitted on race courses or any city streets. Cars parked on the course will be towed. Parking is available for wheelchair participants in the BancFirst parking lot.
Sunday Shuttle Service
Shuttles will take Redbud Classic participants and spectators from Nichols Hills Plaza and Chesapeake Energy parking garage to the start line from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm on Sunday. YOU MUST BE IN LINE BY 1:00 TO SECURE A SPOT ON THE LAST SHUTTLE TO THE START LINE! The Nichols Hills Plaza shuttle stop is just west of Western, on the north side of NW 63rd. The Chesapeake parking garage shuttle stop is located next to the main Chesapeake parking garage off Western Ave. Look for the “Redbud Parking” banner. Due to limited storage space, ONLY COLLAPSIBLE strollers can be accommodated on buses.
Shuttles will provide service from the finish line to the Waterford beginning at 2 pm. YOU MUST BE IN LINE BY 4:00 TO SECURE A SPOT ON THE LAST SHUTTLE RETURNING TO THE START LINE!
If you placed first, second or third in your age category, please pick up your place medal at the “Volunteer / Info” tent at the finish line in Nichols Hills Plaza. Final results will be confirmed by April 16.
Water and Medical Stations
Water stations are available throughout the course, the start line and the finish line. Remember, heat kills and water saves! Please drink plenty of water before, during and after the race. A medical station is located next to the finish line in Nichols Plaza, and medical personnel are placed throughout the bike event courses on Saturday. Medical stations are supervised by SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital personnel and the Nichols Hills Fire Department.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Apr 10, 2021 at 06:00 am - 10:00 pm (Sat)
- Apr 11, 2021 at 06:00 am - 10:00 pm (Sun)
Additional time info:
The Redbud Classic Website is your complete resource for Race Day 2020!
Complete details on events, locations, maps, registration, packets, locations, parking, results, and more.
REDBUD CLASSIC TEAM CHALLENGE
(Minimum team size of 3 participants)
Whether your team is large or small, the Team Challenge gives your group the opportunity to be a visible part of an event with thousands of participants. But perhaps most importantly, it allows your organization the opportunity to lace up those shoes and have fun together!
NEW THIS YEAR! – THE REDBUD WOOF WALK
Fitness is for the whole family – including those furry family members! We invite you to come out and walk your dog on Saturday, shortly following the Kids’ Fun Run. Registration is required for this event. A $15 registration fee includes a bandanna for your dog and a medal for you! A waiver must be signed by an adult owner for each dog and minor family member. Packets may be picked up at the Registration office in Nichols Hills Plaza – exact location to be announced. Treats will be given to all participating dogs. Dogs must be accompanied by a human walker. A waste collection baggie will be given to each dog walker. Owners must pick up after their dogs and dispose of bags in trash receptacles. Only spayed and neutered dogs are allowed. Dogs should be accustomed to crowds, children, noisy environments and other dogs. Dogs are required to be leashed the entire time, with no retractable leashes allowed. Please note that dogs are not allowed on Sunday’s courses.
Don’t miss #FunAtTheFinish at the Redbud BASH. The official race after party will be held at the finish area in Nichols Hills Plaza on Sunday, April 5th at 1:00 pm.
There will be a variety of food from some of Oklahoma’s premier food trucks, beverages from COOP Ale Works and other sponsors, free family-friendly games and activities provided by OKC PAL, as well as entertainment. Whether you are participating in the run, cheering someone on or just want to enjoy a family-friendly outing, the Redbud BASH will have something in store for you!
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