Chamber to host first ever Diamond Daze running events

Updated: Mar 15


Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - Attention to all runners, walkers, and joggers out there! Diamond Daze is quickly approaching, and this year a new but much anticipated event has been added to the agenda.


The Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce recently announced that they will be hosting the city’s first Diamond Daze Half Marathon, 5K, and Fun Run. The race will take place on Saturday, May 7, and will begin at 8 a.m.


Isaac Barnoskie and Steven Hatcher are the co-race directors for the event, and the two have been hard at work prepping for the big day.


"We are excited about the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce hosting this first ever Diamond Daze event. The Chamber will be receiving all proceeds made from the race, which they will turn around and put right back into the community. So, it’s a win for everyone. It gives local runners a chance to support their community as well as the opportunity to run throughout the streets of their hometown," Hatcher said.


"One unique fact about this race is that it is the first ever half-marathon in Sallisaw. Therefore, it’s kind of a historic event," Hatcher added.


EVENT: Half Marathon

Start Time: 8 am

End Time: 11am

Price: $65.00 Race fee + $5.30 signup fee

Registration: The price increases to $70.00 after April 16.


EVENT: 5K

Start Time: 8:10am

End Time: 9:10am

Price: $25.00 Race Fee + $2.98 signup fee

Registration: The price increases to $30.00 after April 16.


EVENT: FUN RUN FREE (NO SHIRT)

Start Time: 8:10am

End Time: 8:30am


All half-marathon finishers will receive a finisher medal and a SportTek T-shirt. The top three females and top three males will receive awards. All 5k finishers will receive a SportTek T-shirt, and the top three females and top three males will also receive awards.


The pickup time, day, and location for race packets will be at 7 a.m. at 220 West Creek in Sallisaw. For those wishing to register on the day of the race, you may do so at this same location and time.


Follow the link below for the purchase of additional t-shirts, virtual race options and prices, or to register for the race. The cutoff for t-shirt orders will be Saturday, April 16.


http://www.runsignup.com/diamonddaze



Lindsie Dyer, Staff Writer


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