Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) June 18, 2013
Streak Planned for Aug. 10 at State Fair Park
The 9th annual Midnight Streak, a 5-K run for the arts, will take place at 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd. at State Fair Park.
“Midnight Streak is an important annual fundraiser for Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center which provides a family-friendly, festival environment for art enthusiasts, social joggers, and a competitive field for the more serious runners,” said Joshua Maxey, Special Events Manager for Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center. “It is summertime in Oklahoma, so participants should come prepared for the summer heat, but with the late night start time it should be a little cooler.”
Festivities begin at 9 p.m. and continue through midnight. The race will begin promptly at 11 p.m.
Food and beverage vendors will be available for all attendees. The exhibition Walking, Eating, Sleeping, will remain open past normal gallery hours for Midnight Streak attendees throughout the event. The artwork of Laurie Frick explores the intersection of technology and creativity as the artist herself adopts a daily regimen of self-tracking that measures her activities and body.
Registration is $35 until the day of the race, at which time registration will be $40. Registration includes a Dri-Fit T-shirt. Proceeds support Oklahoma Contemporary’s mission to encourage artistic expression in all its forms through education and exhibitions. Register on-line at http://www.OklahomaContemporary.org or in-person at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center.
More than 1,000 runners participated last year. The 5-K (3.1 miles) course is certified by USA Track & Field. Race logistics are managed by OK Runner and chip timing will be provided by DG Productions. Visit http://www.OklahomaContemporary.org to view the course map.
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that encourages artistic expression in all its forms through education and exhibitions. Founded in 1989 as City Arts Center by businessman and philanthropist Christian Keesee and Kirkpatrick Foundation Director Marilyn Myers, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center offers contemporary arts exhibitions throughout the year, free to the public, as well as youth art camps, adult art classes and workshops, lectures and independent film screenings.
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