The Tulsa Run welcomes TTCU Federal Credit Union as its new title sponsor. TTCU agreed to becoming the title sponsor for five years, beginning with the 2023 race, scheduled for October 28, 2023.

“We are excited to be the title sponsor of the Tulsa Run, an event that has brought the community together for decades. Because of Tulsa Run’s focus on supporting local nonprofits, we saw that the organization had similar values as TTCU. We look forward to continuing to build the legacy of the event over the next few years,” Tim Lyons, President and CEO of TTCU, said.

In addition to a new title sponsor, the TTCU Tulsa Run is also undergoing a management change, effective immediately.  Tulsa Sports Commission is transitioning management to the board of Tulsa Route 66 Marathon as the official owner and organizer of the race. Tulsa Route 66 Marathon also owns and organizes the Williams Route 66 Marathon.

“Our friends at the Route 66 Marathon are a natural fit to organize, promote and grow the TTCU Tulsa Run to carry it into its next era. They are led by experienced event organizers who are part of the fabric of Tulsa’s running community. We are excited to make this announcement and are confident Tulsa’s running community will see great things from this new model,” Matt Stockman, Vice President, Tulsa Regional Tourism, said. 

The Tulsa Run began in 1978 with just over 1,000 runners. Since that time, it’s earned a spot as a marquee community event and the oldest race in Tulsa. Over its 46-year history, there have been many organizers including Williams and the Tulsa Sports Commission. The Williams Route 66 Marathon began in 2006 and is one of the largest organized sporting events in Tulsa.

Because the TTCU Tulsa Run takes place in late October and has a longest distance of 15 kilometers, is a perfect training run for the November marathon. “We love the running community in Tulsa, and we’re excited about the opportunities to make both the TTCU Tulsa Run and the Williams Route 66 Marathon better together,” Destiny Green, Executive Director for both races, said. “We have a strong, experienced race team and I’m confident this transition is going to bring new energy to both events.”

To celebrate the changes, new registrants of the TTCU Tulsa Run can save this week on registrations. The first 66 people to sign up for the 15K can use the promo code ROUTE66 to roll pricing back to early bird rates (a $20 discount). Everyone can use the code TTCU10 for a 10% discount on all registrations through Friday, June 16 at 11:59 p.m.

The TTCU Tulsa Run will be held October 28, 2023 and includes a 2K, 5K, 15K and Double (5K+15K). Interested participants can sign up at The Williams Route 66 Marathon will be held November 18-19, 2023. Distances include the marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, double, 5K and fun run. Interested participants can sign up at

Additional announcements for the TTCU Tulsa Run including course maps, shirt and medal designs, and special promotions for those doing both the TTCU Tulsa Run and the Williams Route 66 marathon will be made in the coming weeks on the TTCU Tulsa Run social media pages.