Nearly 10,000 runners participate the Tulsa Run's 2K, 5K and 15K races

TULSA -- Thousands of athletes turned out for the Tulsa Run, Oct. 26.

This is the 36th year for the Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run.

The starting line at 7th and Boulder was the beginning of several races, including a 2K, 5K and 15K race. There was also a wheelchair and a race/walk division.

Organizers estimate that more than 10,000 people participated in the event.

"I think this is just a part of the fabric of the community. People come from out of state; they come visit their family. It's almost like a pilgrimage," Tulsa Run director Heath Aucoin.

Julius Kogo, a 28-year-old Kenyan native, was the men's 15K winner, finishing in 43 minutes and 24 seconds.

Another Kenyan, 24-year-old Aliphine Tuliamuk, was the women's 15K winner, finishing with a time of 49 minutes and 23 seconds.

In addition to being a popular event for runners, the Tulsa Run also gives back to the community every year.

This year's primary beneficiary is the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.

The food bank will receive $25,000.

Participants also have the chance to donate to one of several other local charitable organizations. The Tulsa Run then matches that donation up to five dollars.

For a complete list of race results, visit the Tulsa Run's official website.

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