Join us for the Pumpkin Holler Hunnered race on October 15th & 16th. 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.
The Gravel Smasher is a 30, 60, or 70 mile gravel bike race held on Sunday, October 16th.
The Gravel Smasher follows the Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd course and shares the road with the 100 mile runners as they finish their final loop. The Gravel Smasher course offers several rolling hills and some more challenging hills to go with the unbelievable beauty of the Illinois river and the J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve.
|Friday, Oct 14th||Packet Pickup||10:00am - 6:00pm||RunnersWorld Tulsa
3920 S Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK
Map & Directions
|Saturday, Oct 15th||On-site Registration & Packet Pickup||5:30 - 10:00am||Eagle Bluff Resort,
9800 Hwy 10, Tahlequah, OK
Map & Directions
|100 Mile & 100K Racer Check In - Mandatory||5:30 - 7:30am||Eagle Bluff Resort|
|Early Start for 100 Mile (optional)||6:00am||Eagle Bluff Resort|
|100 Mile and 100K Start||8:00am||Eagle Bluff Resort|
|50K Racer Check-in & Packet Pickup||8:00 - 8:50am||Eagle Bluff Resort|
|50K Start||9:00am||Eagle Bluff Resort|
|25K & 10 Mile Racer Check-in & Packet Pickup||9:00 - 9:50am||Eagle Bluff Resort|
|25K & 10 Mile Start||10:00am||Eagle Bluff Resort|
|Sunday, Oct 16th||Gravel Smasher Registration & Packet Pickup||6:30am||Eagle Bluff Resort - Upper Parking Lot|
|Gravel Smasher Start||8:00am||Eagle Bluff Resort - Upper Parking Lot|
|Cut-off for all Runners and Cyclists||2:00pm||Eagle Bluff Resort|
The Start/Finish area is at Eagle Bluff Resort located on Highway 10 just northeast of Tahlequah, Oklahoma. There is plenty of parking within Eagle Bluff. Eagle Bluff provides access to showers and restroom facilities.
Finish line activities include campfires, BBQ, ample aid station supplies, music and spontaneous dance parties.
Driving directions to the start/finish area at Eagle Bluff Resort can be found on Google maps by clicking here.
Just past the sign and general store turn right onto a gravel road. In 500 feet turn right again to enter the Eagle Bluff campground area.
There are plenty of tent camping sites at Eagle Bluff Resort near the start/finish area. Some of the tent campsites have electrical hookups, and some also have water. There are a few RV campsites with full hookups.
You can call to make a reservation at 918-894-5369.
During the few weeks before PHH, Eagle Bluff is closed (they open that weekend for us!). Leave a message on their main number. Someone will check messages periodically and return your call. It may be a few days.
Some people prefer 'Holiday Inn' camping. There are several hotels in the Tahlequah area. You can find a list provided by the Tahlequah Chamber of Commerce.
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.