Tulsa Run 2004
(c) by Bette L. Hall
Crowds gather on the sidelines,
Runners approach the starting line
For the 27th annual Tulsa Run,
Thoughts of winning on their min’.
Numbers down from previous year
Football kept would-be-runners away
Getting into their running gear
Wasn’t the priority of their day.
Excitement soared and crowds cheered,
The first male flew across the finish line,
From Montana, Tommy Manning
Ran his race in less than forty-nine.
The weather was perfect for a race,
Not too windy, cold, or hot,
Excitement rose again as
The first woman like a race horse did trot.
Frida Vullum of Tulsa finished more than nine miles,
Less than fifty-five minutes in style,
As for me, well…
At least I finished my race with a smile.