Stillwater Survival Guide 2018 - Page 13

REMEMBER THE TEN RUN April 20 The Stillwater community will never forget the 10. Ten people connected to Oklahoma State basketball, including two student- athletes, died in an airplane crash on Jan. 27, 2001, in Colorado. Each year, Stillwater honors their memories with a run. As the 13th annual Remember the Ten Run approaches, pre-registration will open online, and participants can also register from 7-9 a.m. the day of the event, according to the website. The Remember the Ten Run isn’t restricted to competitive runners. The Fun Run starts at 9 a.m., when participants head south on Knoblock Street. Competitors in the 5K and 10K, who will receive cash prizes if they win, begin running at 9:15 a.m. south of the intersection of Duck Street and Mathews Avenue. Each year, participants get commemorative T-shirts. If you’re an active person but the Land Run 100 is a little Oklahoma State mascot Pistol Pete fires his shotgun, signaling Remember the Ten Run participants to start. Photo credits: Jimmy Gillispie/Stillwater News Press too intense for you, consider the Remember the Ten Run. Or participate in both. The Remember the Ten Run brings the OSU community together for a meaningful cause. Proceeds go toward OSU Counseling Services to help people handle grief and depression. The run has raised more than $200,000 in the past decade, according to remembertheten.com. CALF FRY May 2-4 Tumbleweed Dancehall Calf Fry is for those who embrace the “Cowboy” part of “OSU Cowboy.” The annual outdoor festival is a showcase of Red Dirt music. Calf Fry lasts from Thursday through Saturday, and each of the three nights features multiple performers. Artists Aaron Watson, Josh Abbott Band and Koe Wetzel performed in 2018. Guests can purchase general admission tickets or VIP tickets. The event gets its name from calf fries, which are calf testicles that people eat. No joke. Don’t worry, though, you’re not required to consume any calf fries at the event. Along with listening to Red Dirt music, attendees dress in festival attire with a country flair (cowboy boots, cowboy boots and more cowboy boots), meet up with friends and enjoy drinks. Although Calf Fry is a wildly popular Stillwater tradition, it isn’t everyone’s scene. For those who aren’t huge fans of Red Dirt music or crowds of rowdy people in one space, find a way to make it a fun weekend even if most of your friends are at Calf Fry. And if you’re cruising around Stillwater, remember to stay safe on the roads and make sure your buddies have designated drivers or Uber rides. Stillwater Police Department sets up DUI checkpoints around Stillwater on Calf Fry weekend to increase safety. People gather at Tumbleweed Dancehall for Calf Fry, a Red Dirt music festival. Photo credits: News Press File photo STILLWATER SURVIVAL GUIDE 101 | 2018 13