By Michael Kinney
The Norman Transcript
NORMAN — The organizers of the 27th Annual Brookhaven Run are going big this year. The event, which will be Sept. 1, will award the largest prize money purse in the state this year with a total of $6,000 being handed out.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top five 5km male and female runners and the top two 5km male and female masters. Special divisions are created for high school age runners.
To qualify for open prize money, male finishers must finish with a sub-16 minute time. Females must finish with a sub-20 minute time.
Also, a bonus $1,500 can be earned by the man or woman who sets a new open state record for the 5,000 meter course. The current record for men is 13 minutes and 51 seconds. The women’s record is 16:06.
The Brookhaven Run is a USATF/Oklahoma/LDR certified and sanctioned 5km course. The route is flat and scenic with accurate splits provided at each kilometer. Water will be provided on the course (36th Ave. NW and Robinson) and at the finish.
Registration is $22 through Aug. 31. It is $25 the day of the race. Runners can pick up a registration packet from 10 to 7 p.m. at OK Runner in Brookhaven Village.
The 5k race is set to start at 8 a.m. Sept. 1.
A run for children under 12 will begin at 9 a.m. Ages 10-11 will run 400 meters, 6-9 200 meters and 5 and under will dash 50 meters. There is no registration or entry fee required for the kids under 12 races.
For more information, call 447-8445