Save the Date: Saturday, August 10, 2013
The Midnight Streak is an annual, USATF-certified 5K run for the arts. More than 1,000 runners participated in 2012, including social runners as well as serious racers. Proceeds support Oklahoma Contemporary’s mission to encourage artistic expression in all its forms through education and exhibitions and help keep arts exhibitions in the Eleanor Kirkpatrick Gallery free to the public year-round.
“The Midnight Streak is unique. It’s a family event, but probably the only one in Oklahoma City that starts at 11:00 at night - in the heat of the summer. It is for beginning runners as well as seasoned professionals – everyone has plenty of fun and just finishing the course in 90 degree heat in the hottest month of the year makes everyone a winner!” — Christian K. Keesee, businessman, philanthropist and co-founder of Oklahoma Contemporary.
Top Three Reasons to Be A Midnight Streak Runner or Sponsor
1. Support for a great OKC organization. Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center’s mission is to encourage artistic expression and instill appreciation for the arts in Oklahomans of all ages. Funds raised through Midnight Streak benefit our youth and adults arts education and keep our contemporary arts exhibits free to the public.
2. A unique racing experience. Midnight Streak beats the Oklahoma heat by starting at 11 p.m, long after the summer sun has set. The late night atmosphere is enhanced with live music and food and drink booths, and runners/guests are invited to participate in hands-on art activities and visit our featured exhibit. This year’s featured artist, Laurie Frick, has a special appeal to runners because her intricate works explore the intersection of technology and creativity built around her daily regimen of self-tracking her activities and body. Click here to learn more about the Laurie Frick exhibition, Walking, Eating, Sleeping.
3. OKC’s best race t-shirts. We earned this title because we use Dri-Fit fabric for our Midnight Streak race t-shirts, rather than the traditional cotton. For sponsors, this means you will have your name on a t-shirt that gets used a lot!
Sponsor the Midnight Streak 2013! Call (405) 951-0000 for more information.
Thank you to our 2012 Sponsors:
Champion | Kirkpatrick Bank | Bib Sponsor | Kirkpatrick Oil Company, Inc. | Cross-Country Sponsors | Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Oklahoma State Fair, Slice Magazine, Subway | Sprinter Sponsors | EMSA, MSSMT Investments, OK Runner | Jogger Sponsors | Academy Sports & Outdoors, American Bank Systems, Cole and Reed, P.C., Country Club Bank – Capital Markets Group, Crimson Clover Photo, Daniel Bauman, First Liberty Bank, Ghost, HSE architects, Oklahoma Bankers Association, Scott Cleaners, South OKC Chiropractic Clinic, State Farm, This Land Press, United Mechanical, Wedel Rahill & Associates | Walker Sponsors | Caesar Appraisal Service Inc., Crest Foods, First Data Corporation