February 7, 2007
For Immediate Release | February 7, 2007
(Tulsa, OK) Tulsa Tough is pleased to announce its title sponsorship with the Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis. Tulsa Tough is an annual pro-am cycling event and festival held in Tulsa created by the Tulsa Sports Commission and the Tulsa Wheelmen, 2007 event dates are June 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Featuring 3 days of racing and 2 days of tour riding along with a host of kids activities, the event was created to promote tourism in the Tulsa Region, build the Tulsa brand, promote healthy lifestyles among adults and children, and to showcase Tulsa’s growing developments downtown and along the river. To this end, Tulsa Tough is pleased to announce two new features for the Tulsa community, the Saint Francis Health and Fitness Challenge and the Children’s Hospital Tough Kids Challenge.
The Saint Francis Health and Fitness Challenge is a team based competition in conjunction with the Tulsa Tough Rides. Teams may enter as a company, school or open category with a minimum of 4 participants per team. Team members will have the option to participate in the rides on Saturday, June 2nd or Sunday, June 3rd with distance options of 50km, 100km, and 100 miles. A traveling trophy will be given out to teams in each category with the most team members to participate and finish any distance, the highest average mileage per rider, and the most cumulative miles ridden earning the title “Tulsa’s Toughest.” The Saint Francis Health and Fitness Challenge is a part of the Mayor’s Fitness Challenge and participating organizations can meet their obligations by entering at least one team.
The Children’s Hospital Tough Kid’s Challenge is a partnership between Tulsa Tough and the Tulsa Little 100. The first 300 Middle School and High School aged kids who participate in both events will receive a free Schwinn bike and helmet. The 5th Annual Tulsa Little 100 is a bicycle relay race held April 21st and 22nd at Memorial High School Stadium. Teams from schools compete in boys and girls categories for a grant to their school’s physical fitness program. Tulsa Tough offers an option of a Youth Race on Saturday June 2nd or a 10km bike ride on Riverside Drive Sunday, June 3rd. The Children’s Hospital Tough Kid’s Challenge is the first program of its kind and is designed to introduce kids to cycling, a lifelong fitness activity. Kid’s can sign up for the challenge through their schools. Current middle schools offering the program include Carver, Lewis & Clark, Edison, Thoreau, Hamilton, Monte Cassino, Bartlesville, Whitney, Riverfield, and Undercroft Montessori. Current high schools offering the program include Memorial, East Central, Washington, Edison and Bishop Kelly. Parents and studare encourage to contact their principal about starting a team at their school.
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