The Poteau Chamber of Commerce
The 4th Annual Cavanal Killer


If you are an avid walker or just want to accept a challenge, consider joining others in the 4th Annual Cavanal Killer 5 mile Walk/Run. This year, not only are walkers participating, but due to a large number of requests, runners will also be participating. The walk/run will be Saturday, May 14th. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM at Poteau Elementary School and conclude at the pavilion on top of Cavanal Hill. Those running in the Killer will leave the school at 9:15; walkers will leave at 9:30.


The Cavanal Killer 5 mile walk is an opportunity for our Chamber to promote physical and emotional wellness. The 5 mile climb is a good physical work-out, and the natural beauty provides an atmosphere of peace for the soul. 


While the Cavanal Killer is not a race, organizers recognize many people like to set personal goals, so awards are given to those finishing with the best three times in the walk and the three best times in the run. This year an award will be added and given out for Team Competition with the “Most Members Finished” in the walk.


Water and health check points will be located each mile along the way, but participants may want to bring their own water, too. Porta-potties are located along the route also.   A light lunch will be served at the top, once all participants have finished, but only those who pre-register will be guaranteed a lunch. Transportation will be provided back down the hill. For the participant’s safety, it is asked that you do not drive personal vehicles to the top of the hill before the walk/run or call for transportation to the bottom of the hill. Everyone who registers before May 4th will receive a Cavanal Killer T-Shirt and a Cavanal Hill backpack. The cost of registration is $20 before May 7th, and $25 thereafter.


There will also be a pre-event spaghetti dinner on Friday, May 13th at the Lowrey Hotel downtown Poteau from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Paid participants for the walk will receive one ticket to the dinner. Additional tickets can be purchased for $6.00 each. Participants may pick up their registration packets, t-shirts and backpacks during the dinner.


Registration forms are available online at or you can pick one up at the Poteau Chamber of Commerce office at 201 S. Broadway, or call 918- 647-9178.