Join us for the Pumpkin Holler Hunnered race on October 21st & 22nd. You will agree we have found a little slice of heaven nestled along the beautiful Illinois River, Eagle Bluff Resort, and the Nickel Preserve.
The Pumpkin Holler Hunnered was founded by Ken ‘Trail Zombie’ Childress in 2011 and continues to impress runners and volunteers alike. The beautiful scenery, the finish line food and fire, the outstanding aid stations, and the enthusiasm of the race directors keep people returning year after year.
This is one of those ultras that you have to do. Distinct, positive, scenic with a personality all its own, in a beautiful place I otherwise would never have discovered. Best possible aid and volunteers.
The Pumpkin Holler race includes a distance for just about everyone. 100 Mile, 100K, 50K, 25K and 10 Mile races ensure everyone sees the beauty of rural eastern Oklahoma. The gravel roads and frequent aid stations provides the perfect environment for your first long-distance race.
|Friday, Oct. 20th||Packet Pickup||4:00 - 7:30pm||TBD, Tahlequah, OK|
|Pre-race Dinner||6:00 - 7:00pm||TBD, Tahlequah, OK|
|Race Briefing||7:00 - 8:00pm||TBD, Tahlequah, OK|
|Saturday, Oct. 21st||Packet Pickup & On-site Registration||5:30 - 9:30am||Eagle Bluff Resort,
9800 Hwy 10, Tahlequah, OK
|Racer Check In (100M, 100K, 50K) - Mandatory||5:00 - 7:30am||Eagle Bluff Resort|
|Early Start for 100 Mile (optional)||6:00am||Eagle Bluff Resort|
|100 Mile, 100K and 50K Start||8:00am||Eagle Bluff Resort|
|Racer Check-in (25K) - Mandatory||9:00 - 9:45am||Eagle Bluff Resort|
|25K Start and 10 Mile||10:00am||Eagle Bluff Resort|
|Sunday, Oct. 21st||Cut-off for all Runners||2:00pm||Eagle Bluff Resort|
The Pumpkin Holler course circles the 17,000 acre J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve. Nickel Preserve is the largest privately protected conservation area in the Ozark Mountains. It is adjacent to the Illinois River and provides a natural habitat for some unusual bird species. In 2005 the Nature Conservancy re-introduced a herd of Elk. You will likely hear the calls of the bull Elk during your race. Nickel Preserve contains a vast array of oak, hickory, and pine woodlands and a mix of savanna, shrubland and prairie.