The Tess Trail Run

The Tess Trail Run

August 11, 2018

The Tess Trail Run is back for year 7!

This trail run raises money for The Grief Center right here in Tulsa. The Grief Center provides professional grief counseling for everyone in need - All losses. All Ages. No matter what.

Experience a run unlike any other through Tulsa's own Turkey Mountain trails, then celebrate life, love and hope at the after party, complete with fried chicken and puffy tacos!

You don't have to be an experienced runner to make a difference! Walk, run, hike, jog, or skip through the trails with us. Every step matters!

This year, The Tess Trail Run honors the wonderful young woman behind our name. Tristesse, or Tess as her friends called her, was a remarkable young woman who died of cancer at the age of 14. She told her mother "I have lived a good life. I'm not scared. But I want to make sure you will be okay."

After her death, her mother Laura Gonsalves, and her hospice counselor Lynetta Clark, opened The Tristesse Grief Center in honor of Tess. The Grief Center is a safe place for all grieving hearts, ages 4 to 104. Individuals and families come to The Grief Center to express their emotions, remember their loved one, learn how to make their grief a healthy part of their life, and find hope again.

This year, The Tess Trail Run will raise money to provide professional counseling to 133 people who need help and have no way to pay. Together, we can change 133 lives! That is #WhyWeRun

Sign up as an individual runner, run with a friend, make your own team, or join our Corporate Teams and bring your workmates together for a Team Building activity that benefits a great cause.

Register here

Share your story with #WhyIRun and let's hit the trails together!