We invite you to participate in the Fun Run, 5K, 10K, or 15K (the Great Pumpkin Challenge). The races are perfect training for the Tulsa Run or the Route 66 marathon! To top it all off, a free pancake breakfast will be served for run participants.
Registration fees include a t-shirt commemorating this year’s event as well as the selected run fees. Several individuals across the country will be supporting this event as they run in their respective locations because they are unable to attend the event in Owasso. T-Shirts will also be available for purchase to all who wish to support the event, near or far.
Proceeds from the Hance Henrie Memorial Run for the Patch will go to The Pumpkin Patch for Missions to support local and global missions, an on-site memorial for Hance in ways to enhance the physical and spiritual lives of all people visiting, and to Mothers Against Drunk Driving to educate people on the dangers and consequences of drinking and driving.
The USATF Certified and Sanctioned course is mainly flat. The race starts in the church parking lot and travels through the beautiful Coffee Creek and Pine Brook Crossing Neighborhoods. The 10k & 15k races also travel around the Owasso TTC campus and there is NO TRIPLE LOOP! All races end in the church parking lot.
Joseph Hance Henrie passed away on May 5, 2011, in Echo City, Utah. He was born on October 19, 1990, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Danny and Jill (Finnell) Henrie. Hance lived in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, for his first 10 years, and then moved to Owasso, Oklahoma, where he finished growing up. He graduated in 2010 from Owasso High School, where he ran track, cross country, and participated in many activities such as Mr. & Miss OHS and Mr. Owasso. He had many friends and good times in his classes at Owasso High and was a proud Ram. Hance went to the University of Utah on a full tuition scholarship through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps.
Hance was a man of God and an outspoken and proud Christian. He was an active member of the Owasso First United Methodist Church, where he enjoyed youth activities such as Youth Force, Camp Egan, The Run for the Patch, and many others. He served as an usher for several years and even led a service. He was known for always saying and describing how “God is awesome.”
Hance was adventurous and lived life to the fullest. From skydiving to scuba-diving, he loved being active, being outdoors, and pushing the limits in the activities he chose to pursue, while having a good attitude and a good time. He was an avid and talented snowboarder and longboarder. You could always catch him on a hill with his brother and friends. He also enjoyed hiking, rock climbing, cycling, camping, and going to the lake with his friends and family. Hance was funny, friendly, kind, and an inspiration to those around him. From being a role model for kids at science camp to making people laugh and smile at the fruit stand, he made memories unforgettable.
Loving family members include his parents, Danny and Jill Henrie; sister, Danielle; brother, Hunter; grandparents, Carole Finnell and Bill Oden of Owasso, Oklahoma, and Nancy Teel of Grove, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Jerry Finnell.