Redbud Classic 2024 Events

Redbud Runs

5k Run + 10k Run + 1 Mile Kids Fun Run

Redbud Walks

2 Mile Walk & Stroller Derby + 1 Mile Woof Walk

Redbud Bike Events

10 Mile Fun Ride + 30 Mile Timed Tour + 50 Mile Fondo

Wheelchair Events

5k Wheelchair + 5k Pushchair

Redbud Bash

Join In On The After Party

Important Event Information

Plan Your Stay

Redbud events are conveniently located in the Nichols Hills and Classen Curve District. Come for the weekend and enjoy delicious restaurants and shopping. Stay at the Redbud Classic’s official hotel, The Ellison, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. Which is just steps away from the run start/finish line and only a mile from the bike festivities. Book Your Stay

Packet Pick Up

Packets may be picked up at the Redbud Classic Registration Office in Nichols Hills Plaza at 6484 Avondale Drive. Look for the hot pink “Registration” banner. The office is open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, April 4th & 5th, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., April 6th.

Please note the below Registration / Packet Pickup Times:

  • Thursday April 4th – 10:00 AM – 6:00PM @ Nichols Hills Plaza
  • Friday April 5th – 10:00 AM – 6:00PM @ Nichols Hills Plaza
  • Saturday, April 6th – 6:00am – 7:30am @ Waterford Tent 6301 Waterford Blvd OKC OK 73118
  • Saturday April 6th – 10:00 AM – 4:00PM @ Nichols Hills Plaza
  • Sunday April 7th – 10:30 AM – 1:30PM @ Nichols Hills Plaza

RACE DAY Info and Packet Pick Up

SATURDAY, APRIL 6th, 6:00 -7:30 a.m. Day of registration is available IN-PERSON at the registration/packet pick-up tent. Please arrive early to give yourself enough time for the registration process, so you don’t miss the start of the ride! Info and packet pick up at the tents is located outside the Waterford Complex Building 6307.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7th, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Day of registration is available IN-PERSON at the Registration Office (location TBD). Please arrive early to give yourself enough time for the registration process, so you don’t miss the start of the run!


Place medals may be picked up at the “Volunteer / Info” tent at the finish line in Nichols Hills Plaza.

Certification, Sanctioning and Timing Tags

The Redbud Classic will use timing tags for the 5k and 10k. Your timing tag is attached to your bib. All participants must wear a bib with a race number. The Redbud Classic 5k and 10k are USAT&F sanctioned races, and the courses are certified. Running off the certified course will result in disqualification. Participants must comply with Nichols Hills City Ordinances. All participants must follow the official pace car. Runners are eligible for state and national records and rankings.


All finishers will receive a 2024 Redbud medal, if registered by February 15th.

Guaranteed T-Shirt and Bandanna Deadline

Those registered by March 22, 2024 will be guaranteed a participant t-shirt with registration. All those registered after that date can return to the registration/packet pick-up office on Sunday, April 7th between 3pm and 4pm to see if their t-shirt size and/or Woof Walk bandanna is available. 

Parking on Saturday

Cycling event parking is available at the Waterford Complex. You must enter from Pennsylvania before 7:30 a.m. No traffic will be allowed to enter the Waterford Complex after 7:30 a.m. All riders are encouraged to park at the Waterford. 

Parking on Sunday

Parking is available at the Chesapeake Energy Corporation. No parking is permitted on race courses or any city streets. Cars parked on the course will be towed. Parking is available for wheelchair participants in the lot of 1203 Sherwood Lane. You will enter off of 63rd between Starbucks and Empire Slice, following the alleyway to Sherwood Lane.
Remember, all Sunday races will now start and finish at Nichols Hills Plaza.


Please note the the Redbud Classic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. No refunds or rolled over fees are given.


Individual results will be emailed to each registrant. Complete results will be posted at the “Results” tent in Nichols Hills Plaza following the race. Pick up your place medal in Nichols Hills Plaza at the “Results” tent.

Water and Medical Stations

Water stations are available throughout the course, the start line and the finish line. A medical station is located next to the finish line in the Waterford Complex (Saturday Bike) and Nichols Hills Plaza (Sunday Run), and medical personnel are placed throughout the courses on Saturday and Sunday. Medical stations are supervised by SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital personnel and the Nichols Hills Fire Department.

Redbud Classic is committed to providing a safe and fun event for all participants and volunteers that will promote fun, fitness and philanthropy in the Oklahoma City community. As part of this commitment, the safety of all participants and volunteers is paramount. We know that weather in Oklahoma can be unpredictable, but in the event that threatening weather conditions (Tornado, Thunderstorm/Lightning, Ice/Snow, other major weather condition) are present the day of a Redbud event or local weather forecasts indicate a high likelihood that conditions will be present during a Redbud event, that event may be delayed or canceled. Due to the outdoor nature of the event, all participants, registrants and volunteers who agree to participate in the Redbud Classic in any manner does so subject to the terms of this Redbud Classic Weather Policy and by such participation in any manner authorizes Redbud Classic to take whatever actions deemed necessary to comply with the Policy in its efforts to preserve public safety. There will be no refunds for any Redbud event if it is cancelled.

Because of Redbud’s agreements with host cities regarding a fixed amount of time for use of roads and the time commitment of public safety or law enforcement officials, Redbud Classic, at any time, reserves the right to cancel or modify any of its events to comply with inclement weather conditions that may make any course unavailable or unsuitable for participation. In addition, Redbud Classic reserves the right to modify or cancel post event activities to ensure participant, volunteer, and community safety.

Any decisions regarding cancelling, postponing, or altering event start times, distance, etc. will be made by the Redbud Classic Race Director. Often this decision cannot be made until the day of the event due to the unpredictable and emergent nature of threatening weather. Redbud Classic will make every attempt to notify participants by email, Facebook, Twitter, and with web site updates at, as soon as possible.

In the event that threatening weather conditions develop during the event, we will do everything in our power to alert everyone on the course. Race officials will immediately communicate with police, who will immediately begin directing participants to safety. We will do everything in our power to assist those who are still on course. If you see lightning during the event, you should seek immediate shelter. If no one is there to help you off the course, please do everything you can to keep yourself safe and take shelter. Again, if you are told by a race official or police officer to reroute and take shelter during the event, know that the event has been officially cancelled.

If the need for cancellation arises, please be reminded that there will be no refunds of registration fees. In addition, due to the required coordination with local public safety and approval from host cities, it is not possible to reschedule the event to a later date. Because the Redbud Classic is a non-profit organization that provides financial support to a beneficiary organization, we are unable to offer refunds.

To ensure the safety of our participants, volunteers, and spectators, streets will be closed and traffic diverted on the following days and times:

Saturday, April 6, 2024

All lanes of NW 63rd Street will be closed between Pennsylvania and Western from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m.

For Saturday’s 1-Mile Kids’ Fun Run and Woof Walk courses, all Nichols Hills streets on the courses will be closed from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Please note that all emergency vehicles will have access to all closed streets throughout the duration of Redbud events.

Sunday, April 7, 2024

For Sunday’s race courses, all Nichols Hills streets on the courses will be closed from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Avondale from Western Avenue to Sherwood Lane and Sherwood Lane to Grand will be closed from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Please note that all emergency vehicles will have access to all closed streets throughout the duration of Redbud events.

The 2024 Redbud Classic will be here soon, and it is time to start making plans for the BLOCK DECORATING CONTEST!

Nichols Hills neighbors are a big part of Oklahoma City’s beloved tradition, and we are grateful for the opportunity to celebrate with you on Sunday, April 7th!

Block Decorating Tips:

  • Gather your neighbors to brainstorm ideas.
  • Decorate your yard and trees with streamers, balloons, flags, banners, signs….anything festive!
  • Decorate your streets and driveways with fun designs, but use CHALK ONLY.
  • Turn on some music!

Judging will take place Sunday afternoon, April 7, 2024. A winning block will be selected from the 2-mile, 5k and 10k courses. Winning blocks will receive a prize.

The Redbud Classic is an Oklahoma City tradition involving the community in fun, fitness and philanthropy. We are proud to partner with Focus on Home as our 2024 Redbud Classic beneficiary.

For more information, and to serve as a contact for your block, please email the Race Director.

Thank you for your support! We hope to see you along the race routes!

The Redbud Classic is Proudly Supported by