Tulsa’s Backyard Triple Crown Series

Each of the three Tulsa’s Backyard races provide a unique experience for trail running, hiking, and walking. If you finish all three races in the Triple Crown Series you will receive a custom made stand for your awards. These stands will include places for any overall or age group awards that you receive.

All three races are held at the fabulous Herman and Kate Kaiser YMCA located adjacent to Turkey Mountain.

Backyard Blaze

The Backyard Blaze is a 5K Trail Race with something for everyone. This 5K course will provide a taste of everything Turkey Mountain has to offer. Finish with a news-worthy pancake breakfast. More Race Details

The Backyard Book Fair and Adventure Race

The Backyard Book Fair and Adventure Race has a lot of mystery to it and many details are not provided until the start line. In general - start at sundown; finish by sunrise; find books hidden on and around Turkey Mountain. Bring back the page that matches your bib number. This is a team event so nobody is left alone in the dark. Enjoy camping, campfire, music (if you bring a guitar or accordion), and great friends. More Race Details

Backyard Bonanza

The 2024 Backyard Bonanza will bring a new thrill to trail running in the Tulsa area - Lubell + Mooser + Bales Parks! Yep. That’s right. Run all three parks of Mooser Creek Greenway in one day. The start & finish will be at Lubell Park. Aid stations will be plentiful (and well stocked) to keep you going for a 5K, 12.5K or 25K trail race.

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Herman and Kate Kaiser YMCA

Tulsa’s Backyard is a place for members and guests to grow and share with each other, connecting all that enter with the joy that is found through nature and community

The Herman & Kate Kaiser YMCA is a unique 35-acre gem in west Tulsa. It is home to the largest outdoor pool in the area with a two-story slide and zipline across the water! A newly renovated gymnasium for youth and adult sports leagues, an outdoor covered sports court, and multiple event and gathering spaces around Lake Logan including Hailey Chapel.

The Herman & Kate Kaiser YMCA offers an array of group exercise classes, cardio and strength experience for all levels of fitness, outdoor fitness challenges, and access to Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness along with day camps and overnight experiences for the entire family.

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