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Choctaw Nation Events

Many events are going on each month in the many Choctaw Community Centers and clubs. Check back often to see what's going on in and around the Nation. You may also check the most recent copy of Biskinik for past and future event information.

If your group has an event, please let us know by sending an e-mail!

Events will be listed prior to the starting date of the event, and are automatically removed the day after the event ends. If you have a recurring event (example: "second Tuesday of each month") we will put your listing up for the year. Please be sure and let us know if you are no longer meeting, or the date changes.

  • 2014 PACE race schedule


    2014 PACE race schedule

    Race schedule subject to change.
    Revised 12-18-13

    Please mail all race registration forms to:
    Choctaw Nation PACE club
    One Choctaw Way
    Talihina, OK, 74571

    Registration forms will be added to races as they become available.

    If you need to sign up for PACE, please see attached form here.

    Please read the PACE Rules and Guidelines

    For more information, contact Doris Winlock at 800.349.7026 x6958

    • Plunge for Life 5k run/walk
      January 11
      Idabel, OK
    • Ouachita Switchbacks 25k/50k
      January 18
      Big Cedar, OK
    • Happy Heart 5k/1 mile
      February 8
      Wilburton, OK
    • HOSA 5k
      February 8
      Durant, OK
    • Hungers End 5k
      March 8
      Durant, OK
    • Clover Run 5k
      March 15
      Red Oak, OK
    • Shared Blessings
      March 29
      McAlester, OK
    • Vike Hike Half Marathon/5k
      eligibility required
      March 29
      Poteau, OK
    • Dogwood Days 5k
      April 5
      Idabel, OK
    • Buffalo Land Run 5k
      April 12
      McAlester, OK
    • Green Frog Puddle Jump
      April 19
      Wilburton, OK
    • Moyers Baptist Church 5k/1 mile
      April - TBA
      Moyers, OK
    • Spaghetti Run 5k/10k
      May 10
      McAlester, OK
    • Race to Grace 5k
      May 17
      Stigler, OK
    • Owa-Chito 5k
      June 21
      Beavers Bend/Broken Bow OK
    • Sardis Dam 5k
      June 28
      Clayton, OK
    • Rocket Run 5k
      July 3
      Talihina, OK
    • Butterfield 5k
      July 5
      Red Oak OK
    • Friday Night Lights 5k
      August - TBA
      Hartshorne OK
    • Brave the Mud run
      August 23
      eligibility required
      Poteau OK
    • Labor Day 5k
      August 30
      Tuskahoma, OK
    • Grace Cottage HHH 5k
      September 27
      Poteau, OK
    • Big Foot 5k/1mile
      October 4
      Honobia, OK
    • Buffalo Stampede 5k
      October 4
      Caddo, OK
    • Lumber Jax 5k
      October 11
      Wright City, OK
    • Colton’s Run 5k/10k
      October 18
      Durant, OK
    • Diabetes 5k/1mile
      October 25
      Talihina, OK
    • World’s Highest Hill 5 mile run
      November 1
      Poteau, OK
    • Veterans 15k
      November 8
      Talihina, OK
    • Runestone 5k/10k
      November 15
      Heavener, OK
    • Turkey Trot 5k
      November 15
      Wilburton, OK
    • Sleigh Bell 5k/1mile
      December 6
      Poteau, OK

    P.A.C.E. is one of the many health initiatives set forth by the “Going Lean” taskforce which was formed in Oct. 2010. P.A.C.E. implementation began Oct. 1, 2011. The P.A.C.E. Club Program is a program designed to promote the importance and awareness of regular physical activity through walking or running for a healthier lifestyle. This program is free and open to the public. CDIB not required. You must reside in the Choctaw Nation service area to be a member.

    How to become a P.A.C.E. member:
    • Review rules/guidelines page
    • Complete P.A.C.E. application and PAR-Q (Included in form above)
    • Upon approval and receipt of your acceptance letter, members can start entering PACE sponsored runs

  • 2014 Labor Day Festival

    Directions to Labor Day Festival
    Order Form for the 2014 Labor Day T-Shirt
    Map of the fair grounds

    2014 Labor Day Schedule

    Note: Schedule may change

    War Hoops Tournament

    7:00 p.m. Princess Pageant, amphitheater

    9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Capitol Museum open
    10:00 a.m. Arts and Crafts exhibits open
    10:00 a.m. Chapel Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
    11:00 a.m. Choctaw social dance classes on Capitol lawn
    Noon-5:00 p.m. Quilt entries at Information Center
    Noon-6:00 p.m. CDIB/Membership/Photo ID booth open
    Noon-8:00 p.m. Healthy Living Expo, next to Council Chambers
    2:00 p.m. Gourd Dancing on Capitol lawn
    5:00 p.m. Registration for Chief Batton Physical Fitness
    Challenge,on Council Chambers lawn
    5:00 p.m. Dead Snake Road Band in concert at the amphitheater
    6:00 p.m. Chief Batton Physical Fitness Challenge,
    on Council Chambers lawn
    6:00 p.m. Gourd Dancing on Capitol lawn
    6:45 p.m. Sculpture unveiling in front of Capitol
    7:00 p.m. Stickball Tournament at field north of carnival
    7:00 p.m. Pow Wow Grand Entry on Capitol lawn
    7:00 p.m. Fast-Pitch Tournament at Red Warrior Park
    7:00 p.m. Chris Cagle in concert at the amphitheater
    9:00 p.m. Merle Haggard in concert at the amphitheater

    6:30-7:45 a.m. 5k registration, in front of Capitol Museum
    8:00 a.m. 5k Race begins in front of Capitol Museum
    8:00 a.m. Fast-Pitch Tournament continues
    8:00 a.m. 3-on-3 Choctaw War Hoops Basketball registration
    8:00 a.m. Horseshoe Tournament registration
    8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Healthy Living Expo, next to Council Chambers
    9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Youth Advisory Board – Crafts for youth at playground
    9:00 a.m. Playground supervised
    9:00 a.m. Horseshoe Tournament
    9:00 a.m. Co-ed Volleyball Tournament
    9:00 a.m. Quilt Show at Information Center
    9:00 a.m. 3-on-3 Choctaw War Hoops Basketball Tournament
    10:00 a.m. 10th Annual Choctaw Nation Art Show opens,
    second floor of Capitol Museum
    10:00 a.m.-Noon Buffalo Tours, load bus at Capitol Museum
    10:00 am-2:15 pm Choctaw Village activities
    10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Capitol Museum open
    10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. CDIB/Membership/Photo ID booth open
    2:00 p.m. Terrapin Races, playground
    3:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m. Duck Dynasty: Willie and Korie Q&A - Autograph session
    4:00 p.m. Tough, Tough Choctaw registration,
    on Council Chambers lawn
    5:00 p.m. Tough, Tough Choctaw contest,
    on Council Chambers lawn
    7:00 p.m. Jeff Foxworthy in concert at amphitheater
    8:00 p.m. Stickball Tournament at field north of carnival
    9:00 p.m. Turnpike Troubadours in concert at amphitheater

    7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. National Day of Prayer & Worship, War Memorial
    8:00 a.m. Bow Shoot, Choctaw village
    8:00 a.m. Fast-Pitch Tournament continues
    8:30 a.m. Golf Tournament, Sycamore Springs Course, Wilburton
    9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Youth Advisory Board – Crafts for youth at playground
    10:00 a.m. Worship Services at Chapel
    10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Capitol Museum open
    Noon Gospel Singing begins at amphitheater
    Noon Domino/Checker Tournament registration
    Noon-6:00 p.m. CDIB/Membership/Photo ID booth open
    1:00 p.m. Domino/Checker Tournament
    1 pm-2:15 pm Choctaw Village activities
    1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Healthing Living Expo, next to Council Chambers
    1:30 p.m. Golf Tournament, Sycamore Springs Course, Wilburton
    1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Choctaw Code Talker Assoc. Board, Council Chambers
    2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Buffalo Tours, load bus at Capitol Museum
    4:00 p.m. Choctaw Dancers, Capitol lawn
    5:00 p.m. Stickball exhibition, Capitol lawn
    7:00 p.m. Children’s stickball exhibition, stickball field
    Labor Day Gospel Singing Group Line-up and Times
    7:00 p.m. Brian Free and Assurance
    7:45 p.m. Kingsmen Quartet in concert at amphitheater
    8:00 p.m. Women’s stickball exhibition, stickball field
    8:30 p.m. Jason Crabb in concert at the amphitheater
    9:00 p.m. Championship stickball game, stickball field
    9:30 p.m. Matthew West in concert at amphitheater

    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CDIB/Membership/Photo ID booth open
    9:00 a.m.-Noon Capitol Museum open
    10:00 a.m. Labor Day official ceremonies, amphitheater
    Posting of Flags- Choctaw Nation Color Guard
    The Lord’s Prayer in Sign Language- Princesses
    Storyteller Tim Tingle
    Introduction of Tribal Council and Judges
    State of the Nation Address by Chief Gary Batton
    Door Prize Drawings
    11:30 a.m. Free lunch for everyone, cafeteria
    Noon Pick up quilts from Quilt Show

    10:00 a.m. Choctaw Dancing
    10:30 a.m. Stickball Skills
    10:30 a.m. Traditional Choctaw Hymns
    11:00 a.m. Storytelling
    11:30 a.m. Rabbit Stick Throw
    1:00 p.m. Stickball
    1:30 p.m. Language
    1:45 p.m. Arts & Crafts
    2:15 p.m. Choctaw Dancing

    1:00 p.m. Rabbit Stick Throw
    1:30 p.m. Storytelling
    2:00 p.m. Corn Game

    On-going traditional food
    sampling, crafts and

    FRIDAY, AUG. 29
    Head Staff
    5 pm Break
    6 pm Gourd Dancing
    7 pm Grand Entry

    Choctaw Village
    Saturday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and
    2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    Sunday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and
    2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    Friday – 9 am-3 pm
    Saturday – 10 am-5 pm
    Sunday – 10 am-5 pm
    Monday – 9 am-noon

  • Choctaw College Connect

    Choctaw College Connect

    A link to your future

    CCC Flyer

    Date: November 1, 2014

    Time: Noon - 5 p.m.

    Location: Choctaw Nation Event Center, Durant, Okla.

    Summary: Choctaw College Connect (CCC) is a higher education recruitment event designed to connect Choctaw students to institutions of higher education. These will consist of undergraduate programs only - no grad schools. The event will be hosted from 12 noon through 5 p.m. on November 1, at the Choctaw Nation Event Center located in Durant, Okla. Over 60 institutions will be invited to present their unique opportunities to Choctaw students. Two parents/guardians will be invited to attend along with each student. Transportation to the event will be provided via the Choctaw Nation. Buses will be providing transportation within the 10.5-county service area of the Choctaw Nation. They will depart at a time and location to be determined soon, and will return that evening. Lunch and dinner will be provided during the event at no cost to guest.

    Who: Enrolled members of the Choctaw Nation looking to pursue a post-secondary education.

    Students Register Here

    For questions concerning the event, please email

    Recruiters and college representatives, this is an invitation-only event. If your organization was selected, a registration invitation was sent to a selected representative.

    Colleges and Universities signed up as of 10/07/14
    Austin College
    Bowdoin College
    Brown University
    Carnegie Mellon University
    College Horizons
    Connors State College
    Duke University
    Eastern Oklahoma State College
    Emory University
    Grayson County College
    Mid-America Christian University
    Murray State College
    New York University
    Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
    Northeastern State University
    Northwestern Okla State University
    Northwestern University
    Oklahoma Baptist University
    Oklahoma City University
    Oklahoma State University
    Paris Junior College
    Rhode Island School of Design
    Rogers State University
    Rose State College
    Southeastern Okla State University
    Southern Methodist University
    Syracuse University
    Univ of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    University of Arkansas
    University of California, Berkeley
    University of Central Oklahoma
    University of Oklahoma
    Vanderbilt University
    Washington University in St. Louis

    Bus Schedule
    Download Bus schedule CCC UPDATED JPEG

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