The Oklahoma Strong Monument is a privately funded project, initiated by a small group of citizens who had a desire to pay tribute to the resiliency and strength of the people of Oklahoma. Though the project was born after the May 2013 crisis, it is not a memorial to the tornado; instead it is designed to be a monumental celebration of community and the strength that results as our people come together, Oklahoma Strong.

The monument, designed by Connie Scothorn with CLS and Associates, will be placed at the north end of the new 50-acre park in the central area of Moore, Oklahoma. The park will be a gathering place for community with a new community center, aquatic park, farmer’s market and amphitheater.

The monument will be approximately 85’ in diameter and constructed of core-ten steel. Encircling the monument will be silhouettes of 85 to 95 Oklahomans – including pets – in various forms of interaction. Kinetic lighting and the music of Oklahoma’s great artists, past and present, will bring even more life to the structure. As seasons change, the lighting and music will also change. Bricks will be sold as a part of the fundraising campaign and will pave the walkway around the monument. The surrounding space will include various types of seating and landscaping.

The goal is $3 million dollars with plans for a significant endowment to the City of Moore for future upkeep of the monument area.

Board Members

  • Becky Boyd Wood (Chair)
  • Glen Cosper (Co-Chair)
  • Connie Scothorn (Member)
  • Laura Thompson (Member)

Spooks on the Loose

Sunday, October 5th from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

It's time to get "Frightfully Fit" at
"Spooks on the Loose"
a One-Mile timed run and untimed run/walk
sponsored by
KFOR/Freedom 43 TV
The Oklahoma Strong Monument Project
The South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce


Who can participate?

This is a fitness experience for all ages. You can run it as a timed run or just run/walk it untimed with your friends and family for fun. Costumes are encouraged!


South Lakes Park, 4210 SW 119th
(west of I-44 on SW 119)

Limited Parking is available in the park. Oveflow parking will be available on the east side of Eagle Heights Church, on the southeast corner of I-44 and SW 119th. Shuttle service will be provided.


  • Sunday, October 5th from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Packet pick-up for all participants will be at Tinker Federal Credit union in Moore, OK (just north of the Warren Theatre on I-35) on Friday, Oct. 3rd from 1 to 5pm and Saturday Oct. 4th from 9am to 12 pm
  • How much?

  • Untimed run/walk for all ages: $15 (children in strollers free)
  • Timed run for all ages: $20 (individuals may pay an additional $5 on the day of the run if they choose to run again to improve their run time record.)
  • Families of four (4) or more can get a 20% discount at registration. Use the code OKSTRONG at checkout for the discount.
  • Service fees may apply at registration.
  • What does registration include?

  • Great Swag Bag!
  • Interactive sports activities (basketball, kids' obstacle course, Zumba, run-warm up, volleyball, ect.)
  • Costume Contest with prizes for each age category
  • Prizes for Top three Runners in each age category
  • Hot dogs, popcorn, drinks, sweets!
  • "Hang Out with a Hero" (Firemen, Police, Emergency Medical Personnel, and KFOR's 4 WARN DOMINATOR 4!)
  • Questions? Contact Becky Wood
    or 405.226.7363.

    Oklahoma Strong Run

    Don’t miss being a part of this amazing inaugural 5K and Fun Run to be held in Moore, Oklahoma! All proceeds benefit the Oklahoma Strong Monument Project. Directed by DG Productions, this promises to be one of the biggest and best 5Ks ever! Be prepared for this great celebration of our community presented by KFOR-TV and Top of the World.

    When: Saturday, May 17th
    7:15 – 8:00 Last minute registration
    8:00 – Fun Run Begins
    8:30 – 5K Run Begins

    Where: The run starts on Marketplace Dr. in Norman, OK between Andy Alligators and HeyDay Entertainment on the northeast corner of NW 36th and Indian Hills Rd in north Norman. From I-35, exit Indian Hills Rd. and go west; turn north on NW 36 St. More details will be posted on Oklahoma Strong Run Facebook,, and on this site.

    5K Run: $35

    Includes: T-shirt, Headsweats runners cap for the first 1000 5 K registrants, finisher’s medal, and goodie bag

    Price increases to $40 on May 7th

    Fun Run: $30

    Includes: T-shirt, finisher’s medal and goodie bag

    Price increase to $35 on May 7th

    Oklahoma Strong Dream Team: $30

    (for those who dream of running but would rather be dreaming than running!): Includes: T-shirt

    Price increase to $35 on May 7th

    What I love about my community

    Watch this site for more details on this state-wide Facebook Campaign, sponsored by the Pioneer Library System! This will be your chance to tell the world what you love about your hometown – in a snapshot. More details will be posted on the Pioneer Library System webpage and this site very soon.

    Family Night Out

    Watch this site for more details on our ‘Family Night Out’ project sponsored by your area Chamber of Commerce. Local businesses will be offering discounts and special promotions for the community. Dates and details are coming soon!

    Facebook Five Project

    We’re under construction but you’ll want to search for our “Oklahoma Strong Monument/Facebook Five” site on Facebook soon! There will be monument updates and a chance to join millions of people around the world who will have the opportunity to be a part of the Oklahoma Strong Monument campaign. And who knows..there just might be prizes!

    Friends of the Monument

    Thanks to these individuals and businesses who have generously donated money, services, and products to our Oklahoma Strong Run and Taste of Our Town events!