New running event comes to Poteau

Old Frisco Trail marker.
Amanda Corbin
News Reporter

A new running event is coming to Poteau — the Frisco Trail Half Marathon.

The 15k walk-run is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 30. Early registration has opened at $40 adult or $20 youth. Registration after Sept. 15 will be $45 adult and $25 youth. Registrants after Sept. 15 will not receive a T-shirt.

Runners will start at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center parking lot. From there, they will head down McKenna Avenue over to Scholars Drive, up Broadway and to the Poteau Area Recreational Complex, where the Poteau Chamber of Commerce said runners or walkers then will cut across to the head of the Old Frisco Trail.

There will be water stations and portable toilets along the route.

Online registration is available at

The Poteau Chamber is looking for sponsorships or water station workers. To volunteer, sponsor or for more information, call the chamber at (918) 647-9176.