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Luther Founders' Day 5K Run and grand new events!

Updated: Nov 18, 2023

Luther Founders' Day 5K Run

The historic town of Luther, Oklahoma, is gearing up for its most significant weekend of the year, featuring the Pecan Festival, Whoville Christmas lighting, and the much-anticipated Luther Founders' Day 5K Run!

In this blog, we will explore essential details about the Luther 5K Run event and highlight the latest additions to the Luther Festival.

Event Details:

  • Date & Time: Sunday, November 19, 2023, at 9:00 AM.

  • Location: 108 S Main St, Luther, OK 73054.

Please note that the race has been rescheduled to November 19, 2023, from its original date of March 18, 2023.

Significance of Luther Founders' Day 5K Run:

Organized by the Luther Economic Development Authority, the Founders' Day 5K Run commemorates Luther's quasiquicentennial, marking its 125th birthday. The event is a celebration of the town's heritage, bringing the community together.

Luther 5K Run Route:

Luther 5k run route

The 5K route, starting and ending downtown, showcases the historic Booker T Washington Park and the picturesque countryside. Participants not only receive a finisher prize and T-shirt but are also invited to an after-party at the Luther Pecan Festival.

Registration Fee: The registration fee for the event is $30.

CHE’s support to Luther Founders’ Day 5K Run:

Country Home Estates RV park, located at 18022 N Hogback Rd., across from Luther High School, will serve as a rest stop during the Luther Founders' 5K. They are excited to support runners by providing hydration and snacks for their journey.

Newly Included Events of Luther 2023:

This year's festival introduces the lighting of Luther's holiday attraction on Saturday, celebrating the town's 125th anniversary.

The "L'Whotherville" lighting at 5 p.m. on Saturday will feature music by Carter Sampson, along with appearances from the Grinch, Whos, and Santa.

The evening will also include shopping and a street dance featuring The Wagon Wheel Band.

Saturday, Nov. 18 Evening Events of Luther:

  • L’Whotherville Lighting featuring Carter Sampson, 5 PM

  • Wagon Wheel Band | 6-ish – 8-ish PM

Place to Stay Near Luther Festivals:

Place to stay near Luther 5K Run in Oklahoma

Luther, a short drive from Oklahoma City or Edmond, offers a perfect retreat for those seeking family enjoyment amidst the autumn beauty.

The Pecan Festival is a must-attend event. If you're coming from anywhere in Oklahoma or beyond to enjoy the events and looking for an RV park to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, visit our website or book online here. Our team is ready to warmly welcome you.

Safety During the Events:

“A big thanks to the Luther Police Department, Volunteer Fire Department, and community leaders for their efforts in ensuring a safe and enjoyable event,” said Shelton.

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