OK RUNNER OKC is up and running, and I'm proud to say that with three locations from Norman to Edmond and now in between, we're ready to bring an additional level of excitement to downtown Oklahoma City! For me to say I'm savoring being back downtown after almost 20 years is a tremendous understatement. And very cool being in the actual building of my family business; we were here 30 years from the 60's to late 90's. That adds immense pride to the journey! When folks tell me I've taken a "full circle" back home, though I never really went far-I can honestly concur with great pride.
Enough about me; BRAVO'S CORNER is about you athletes! While we've been getting our feet wet down here (I actually missed Opening Day May 19, as I was promised to the Joplin Marathon that day) we chose NATIONAL RUNNING DAY to mark the "official" opening of the OKC store by treating you to a GRAND OPENING event at our new location, 708 North Broadway, in Automobile Alley downtown Oklahoma City. We'll have a 3-4 mile Social Run debuting the course we'll use for our first 5K from the store, RUN FOR RECOGNITION on Saturday, June 17. Afterward, a cookout with a few local craft beer breweries, and vendors, door prizes throughout the evening. It's our way of supporting the sport we love, and a life of motion and wellness, and also saying "thank you" for helping us achieve 22 years in Oklahoma as the longest-standing specialty running/walking/wellness entity in the state. We invite you to come see the new store, visit with us and other industry experts, and indulge in a celebration that OK RUNNER has made an annual tradition now for years!
I'll hope to see you Wednesday, and often, at our third location, and MY new home.....the OK RUNNER on Automobile Alley, in thriving downtown Oklahoma City! Here's to many smooth and gratifying miles. Keep thriving, athletes!