Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd

October 21 - 22, 2023


Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd at Eagle Bluff Resort, Tahlequah, Oklahoma

100 Mile, 100K, 50K, 25K and 10 Mile Race

Join us for the Pumpkin Holler Hunnered race on October 21st & 22nd. You will agree we have found a little slice of heaven nestled along the beautiful Illinois River, Eagle Bluff Resort, and the Nickel Preserve.

The Pumpkin Holler Hunnered was founded by Ken ‘Trail Zombie’ Childress in 2011 and continues to impress runners and volunteers alike. The beautiful scenery, the finish line food and fire, the outstanding aid stations, and the enthusiasm of the race directors keep people returning year after year.

This is one of those ultras that you have to do. Distinct, positive, scenic with a personality all its own, in a beautiful place I otherwise would never have discovered. Best possible aid and volunteers.

Scott Peters, 2016

The Pumpkin Holler race includes a distance for just about everyone. 100 Mile, 100K, 50K, 25K and 10 Mile races ensure everyone sees the beauty of rural eastern Oklahoma. The gravel roads and frequent aid stations provides the perfect environment for your first long-distance race.

Pumpkin Holler Gravel Smasher

The Gravel Smasher is a 30, 60, or 70 mile gravel bike race held on Sunday, October 22nd.

The Gravel Smasher follows the Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd course and shares the road with the 100 mile runners as they finish their final loop. The Gravel Smasher course offers several rolling hills and some more challenging hills to go with the unbelievable beauty of the Illinois river and the J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve.

Schedule of Events

Date Event Time Location
Friday, Oct 20th Packet Pickup 10:00am - 6:00pm RunnersWorld Tulsa
3920 S Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK
Map & Directions
Saturday, Oct 21st On-site Registration & Packet Pickup 5:30 - 10:00am Eagle Bluff Resort,
9800 Hwy 10, Tahlequah, OK
Map & Directions
100 Mile & 100K Racer Check In - Mandatory 5:30 - 7:30am Eagle Bluff Resort
100 Mile and 100K Start 8:00am Eagle Bluff Resort
50K Racer Check-in & Packet Pickup 8:00 - 8:50am Eagle Bluff Resort
50K Start 9:00am Eagle Bluff Resort
25K & 10 Mile Racer Check-in & Packet Pickup 9:00 - 9:50am Eagle Bluff Resort
25K & 10 Mile Start 10:00am Eagle Bluff Resort
Sunday, Oct 22nd Gravel Smasher Registration & Packet Pickup 6:30am Eagle Bluff Resort - Upper Parking Lot
Gravel Smasher Start 8:00am Eagle Bluff Resort - Upper Parking Lot
Cut-off for all Runners and Cyclists 2:00pm Eagle Bluff Resort

Eagle Bluff Resort

The Start/Finish area is at Eagle Bluff Resort located on Highway 10 just northeast of Tahlequah, Oklahoma. There is plenty of parking within Eagle Bluff. Eagle Bluff provides access to showers and restroom facilities.

Finish line activities include campfires, BBQ, ample aid station supplies, music and spontaneous dance parties.


Driving directions to the start/finish area at Eagle Bluff Resort can be found on Google maps by clicking here.

From Tahlequah:

  • Follow Highway 62 East for approximately 2 miles
  • Turn Left (North) on Highway 10
  • In 9.2 miles, Eagle Bluff Resort will be on your right.

Just past the sign and general store turn right onto a gravel road. In 500 feet turn right again to enter the Eagle Bluff campground area.

Campsite Information

There are plenty of tent camping sites at Eagle Bluff Resort near the start/finish area. Eagle Bluff has upgraded many campsites including more RV hookups.

You can make reservations online by clicking here.

You can also call to make a reservation: 1-800-OK-RIVER (1-800-657-4837).

Some people prefer 'Holiday Inn' camping. There are several hotels in the Tahlequah area. You can find a list provided by Tahlequah Tourism.

J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve

The Pumpkin Holler course circles the 17,000 acre J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve. Nickel Preserve is the largest privately protected conservation area in the Ozark Mountains. It is adjacent to the Illinois River and provides a natural habitat for some unusual bird species. In 2005 the Nature Conservancy re-introduced a herd of Elk. You will likely hear the calls of the bull Elk during your race. Nickel Preserve contains a vast array of oak, hickory, and pine woodlands and a mix of savanna, shrubland and prairie.


We would like to thank our sponsors for their support and dedication to ultra-racing. They love the outdoors as much as we do. Please show them your support in the future as they have each donated time, supplies or money to support Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd.