Red Dirt Run of Honor is a 5K/Half Marathon memorial run held in conjunction with the City of Enid Memorial Day Ceremonies in Enid, Oklahoma. The Run is held to honor the lives and legacies of Oklahoma's Fallen Heroes who have given their lives in service to our country.
On May 29th, 2000, the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park, Inc. was dedicated to the veterans with an estimated fifteen hundred supporters on hand, the City of Enid, together with the Woodring Wall of Honor Committee, delivered a historic dedication ceremony. The dream and vision of the Veterans Park, located at Woodring Regional Airport in Enid, Oklahoma was officially open to the public.
The Veterans Park serves as a permanent tribute to the past, present, and future veterans of the United States Military who have provided unselfish and honorable service to this country. These are the men and women who built this country, saved it from aggression many times and continue to protect it and the principles of freedom on which it was founded. Throughout history, and still today, there have been ordinary individuals who rose from the fields of Oklahoma to give their lives for this country. All of them gave something and some of them gave everything. There is no greater devotion...
On Memorial Day of 2003, a segment of the Woodring Wall of Honor living walls were dedicated to three of Oklahoma's fallen heroes. The names of Rick Husband, NASA astronaut (who took his flight training at Vance AFB, Enid, OK), Tommy Blair, Tulsa resident, KIA Iraq and Jerod Dennis, Idabel resident, KIA Afghanistan were engraved on the wall. Their families traveled to Enid to be a part of the Memorial Day Ceremonies to view the dedication of the stone which honored their nephew and sons. Since that date, over 205 Oklahomans have been honored.
The Red Dirt Run of Honor began in 2009 to bring honor to all of Oklahoma's fallen heroes and military who served their country proudly. Engraved dog tags are presented to runners which honor all of Oklahoma's fallen. Personalized tags can be designated with the names of participant's family members who served their country honorably. Gold Star Families from around the state attend or participate in the 5K/Half Marathon running in honor of their spouses, children or siblings. The run remembers the fallen and brings awareness to the sacrifices of our Oklahoma families.
We encourage you to join us as we remember...
Saturday morning, May 27, 2023, 06:30 a.m. at the Woodring Wall of Honor, Woodring Airport in Enid, Oklahoma. Race start / finish line located at the entrance to Woodring Airport, 1026 S. 66th St., Enid, OK 73701
USATF Certified mildly rolling course; 5K out and back, Half Marathon one loop.
Participants are encouraged to pre-register either on-line at www.itsyourrace.com or by U.S. mail to Woodring Wall of Honor (WWoH); P.O. Box 248, Enid, OK 73702. All mailed pre-registration forms must be post marked no later than Saturday, May 13, 2023. On line registration will be open through Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Packet pick up and registration can be completed at the WWoH ML Becker Educational Center Thurs/Fri from 10 am-4 pm and late registration will be Friday, May 26, 2023 and the morning of the race from
6:00 am ‘til 6:45 am at the WWoH ML Becker Educational Center, 1026 S. 66th St., Woodring Airport, Enid, OK.
5K $30 through May 20, 2023. $35 through day of race.
Half Marathon $65 through May 20, 2020. $75 through day of race. Not guaranteed shirts following May 1, 2020
5K participants will receive a cotton t-shirt. Half Marathon participants will receive a tech shirt.
Great Plains Endurance Series: Register and finish both the Red Dirt Run of Honor Half Marathon as well as the Great Land Run Half Marathon (September 29th, 6:30 am) and receive a special series award medallion. Sign up for both races for $120 - a $10 discount!
Awards available following timed race. Awards to top three finishers male and female overall. Other awards three deep in the following age divisions – Male and Female: under 14, 15-19, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50-59; 60-69, 70+. Overall winners not eligible for age division awards. Awards MUST be picked up by winners. They will NOT be mailed.
hip Timing will be done by Enid Running Club. Chips will be distributed at packet pick-up prior to race and will be collected upon completion of the event.
A breakfast/brunch will be available.
We reserve the right to disqualify anyone who displays unsportsmanlike conduct. Due to insurance regulations, roller blades, strollers, bicycles, and dogs will be prohibited. Use of earphones or headsets strongly discouraged.
Contact Executive Director, Elaine Johns at (580) 233-4530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Enid Woodring Regional Airport is a city-owned, public-use airport located four miles southeast of the central business district of Enid, a city in Garfield County, Oklahoma. It is also referred to as Woodring Airport and was formerly known as Enid Woodring Municipal Airport. It is mostly used for military training flights based at Vance Air Force Base. Enid was the first city of Oklahoma to have a municipally owned airport. The airport was dedicated in 1928, and built on 80 acres of land donated by a citizen backed by the American Legion, and Enid passed a $50,000 bond, making it the first city in Oklahoma to use bonds to fund an airport.
At the entrance to the airport is the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park, which honors Oklahoma veterans. Ceremonies are held annually on Memorial Day and Veterans Day to honor fallen soldiers. A permanent addition of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Wall was retired to the veterans park in 2013 and the ML Becker Educational Center was added in 2017 to give tribute to our armed forces.
The Red Dirt Run of Honor is held each year to promote patriotism and remember Oklahoma's Fallen Heroes. The location of the Veteran's Park is 1026 S. 66th St, Enid, Oklahoma. The Google map shown is the overhead view of the entrance to the park. The Google Map icon can be used to take you to Google Maps if you would like to see a bigger map of the area or get directions from your location. Click the white maps below to see them full size.
The Red Dirt Run of Honor is operated by the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veteran's Park, Inc., a 501(c)3 corporation registered in the State of Oklahoma. The Red Dirt Run of Honor has no paid staff. The organization and the Red Dirt 5K/Half Marathon Run is staffed and operated entirely by volunteers. The event provides financial support to the mission of the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park, Inc.
Participants can register and pick up their packets on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at the ML Becker Educational Center and on Friday, May 26, 2023 from and the morning of the race from 6 – 6:45 am at the Woodring Wall of Honor Educational Center, 1026 S 66th St. Woodring Airport, Enid, OK. Volunteers will be responsible for handing out packets, goodie bags, and t-shirts to the participants.
Location Set Up/Tear Down
Assistance is needed on Friday at the Veterans Park to set up tents, chairs, stage, for registration, seating, put out crosses and awards ceremony.
Water Station Set Up/Tear Down
Runners will pick up water or powerade at several locations throughout the event. Volunteers are needed for set up, manning, and tear down of water stations. Water station monitors or sponsors are encouraged to make their location exciting and fun. Costumes/station themes, music, and encouragement to runners are suggested. Trash cans are mandatory at water stations!
Finish Line Set-up/Tear Down
Assistance is needed on Saturday, from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Woodring Wall of Honor. We will be setting up the fencing for the finish line and hanging up banners.
Breakfast/Brunch Set Up/Tear Down
We need volunteers to set up tables and chairs and serve breakfast to runners upon start and completion of race. Volunteers are needed from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Course Monitor (Intersection and Directional Control)
We need volunteers to direct runners at intersections throughout the course of the race. Volunteers would be needed from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Shifts can be arranged if a volunteer can't cover the entire race.
Click on the icon below to download a copy of our volunteer application
Enid is the business, healthcare, and retail center for Northwest Oklahoma, and is a city that is experiencing unprecedented enthusiasm for growth, innovation, and excellence. Located in north central Oklahoma, Enid is a recognized micropolitan community. Enid is situated at the nexus of several four-lane, divided US highways and Interstate 35 is 28 miles to the east.
Enid has it all... the arts, higher education, nationally ranked corporate employers, sporting events, year-round sunshine, no traffic congestion, no pollution, and more... Come take a look, you'll be surprised at what you find.
Leonardo's Discovery Warehouse
Enid Symphony Orchestra
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center and Museum
Railroad Museum of Oklahoma
Oakwood Country Club
David Allen Ballpark
Enid Speedway Park
Meadowlake Golf Course
Woodring Wall of Honor and Veteran's Park