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Posted: July 21, 2014

The Aporkalypse Cometh

Forget saving your brains…save your ribs! On Saturday, September 13, SMG Special Events and the BOK Center bring you the event of the summer. Rib-eating zombies ready to dash to the finish line will overtake downtown for The Aporkalypse Fun Run and 5K starting at 7 p.m. from the corner 3rd Street and Denver Avenue. The run is part of the annual Rib Crib’s Rock ‘n Rib Festival at the BOK Center.

 The Aporkalypse brings a unique twist to the popular zombie runs by encouraging runners to channel their inner-zombie by dressing up as a zombie. The test then comes with the “Pig Out Challenge”, a series of check points throughout the race where competitors must eat ribs and sides and drink beer (for runners who are of legal drinking age).

 “We are excited about the addition of the Aporkalypse Fun Run and 5K to Rib Crib’s Rock ‘n Rib Festival. We know this one-of-a-kind race will bring runners and spectators alike to downtown for a lot of fun and great food." - Jeff Nickler, General Manager, SMG Tulsa

 The Aporkalypse is part of Rib Crib’s Rock ‘n Rib Festival, open September 11 – 14. The Festival opens at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 11 for lunch in downtown Tulsa and runs through Sunday afternoon. The event features four days of championship barbecue, mouth-watering concessions, cooking demonstrations, a kid’s zone, and performances by many regional bands on the ONEOK Outdoor Stage. Admission to the festival is free - all day, every day.

 To register for the Aporkalypse Fun Run & 5k, visit www.fleetfeettulsa.com or www.getsaucedtulsa.com. Questions or other inquiries about the Aporkalypse Fun Run and 5K or other SMG special events can be directed to Brian Smith, Special Events Manager at (918) 894-4268 or bsmith@smgtulsa.com.  

 The SMG Special Events department was created shortly after the opening of the BOK Center with the goal of producing events and festivals that appeal to multiple demographics, provide high-quality yet affordable entertainment while enhancing the community spirit and revitalization taking place in downtown Tulsa. SMG Special Events produces numerous events throughout the year including: Arvest Winterfest, Rib Crib’s Rock ‘n Rib Festival, OK! Play, Literature Live Theatre Series, High School Hoops Showcase and Wingapalooza. SMG Special Events welcomes more than 200,000 visitors to downtown Tulsa annually.

Cost to register for the run is 5K: $25/person,  Fun Run: $15/person,  Pig Out Challenge: $30/person (Prices will increase on Aug. 1). Sign up now at www.getsaucedtulsa.com

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