Runners, relax. There are no snakes intentionally dropped along the path to stand between you and the finish line of this ultimate endurance challenge. The Tulsa Area Trail & Ultra Runners, or TATUR, would rather send you on a winding trail around Turkey Mountain’s woods in snow, rain or shine. The timed three- and six-hour races require the stamina of a desert camel, the patience of a sea turtle and the strength of, well, you get the idea. Who knows what the weather will be like on March 24? Late spring is as likely to bring chills and snow as it is 80 degrees. Even if you don’t run the entire race, you’re still a winner for having tried it in the first place. Just know that with a top finish comes a life-like replica of a snake in strike pose. Welcome to the animal kingdom.

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