The Tess Trail Run

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Aug 10, 2019


Tulsa, OK


Activity Today Later

5K Trail Run

$35 $35 Closed

Memorial Mile

$30 $30 Closed

About This Activity

The Tess Trail Run is back for year 8!

This trail run raises money for The Grief Center right here in Tulsa. The Grief Center provides professional grief counseling for everyone in need - All losses. All Ages. No matter what.

Experience a run unlike any other through Tulsa's own Turkey Mountain trails. New to trail running? This is the perfect place to start! The Tess Trail Run 5K runs a unique course through the hills of Turkey Mountain, and is great for any skill level.

You don't have to be an experienced runner to make a difference! Walk, run, hike, jog, or skip through the trails with us. Every step matters!

After her daughter Tess died of cancer at the age of 14, her mother Laura Gonsalves, and her hospice counselor Lynetta Clark, opened The Tristesse Grief Center in her honor. The Grief Center is a safe place for all grieving hearts, ages 4 to 104. Individuals and families come to The Grief Center to express their emotions, remember their loved one, learn how to make their grief a healthy part of their life, and find hope again.

This year, we're upping the ante! The Grief Center provides professional grief counseling services in our clinic, but also throughout the community. In 2018, the needs for our outreach services rose, and our hard working counselors struggled to attend all the requests for our help. In 2019, The Tess Trail Run will raise money to expand our outreach services. We want to be able to attend every request we get to go out into our community and provide comfort and professional support to grieving hearts in need!

Our goal is to raise $15,000, which will provide outreach services for 98 people! That is #WhyWeRun

Share your story with #WhyIRun and let's hit the trails together!

Corporate Teams

Looking for a fun way to get your employees together for team building outside of the office? Create a Corporate Team for The Tess Trail Run! These teams provide a wonderful opportunity to engage your corporate team in unique way that supports their health, promotes teamwork, and raises money for a great cause.

Trail Run Team Sponsor ($1,000)

  • Medium company logo on participant t-shirt
  • Recognition on printed materials, website, newsletter, event signage, press release, social media
  • Opportunity to provide products/promotions for all race participants
  • One team of 10 for The Tess Trail Run 5K (plus a discounted rate of $25 each for additional team members)

Memorial Mile Team Sponsor ($500)

  • Small company logo on participant t-shirt
  • Recognition on website, newsletter, press release, social media
  • One team of 10 for The Tess Trail Run Memorial Mile (plus a discounted rate of $25 for additional team members)

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