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.
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 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
- The Backyard Bonanza includes a 5K, 12.5K, or 25K trail race for everyone. This race will be a scenic tour of Turkey Mountain including many of the new trails and old favorite trails. Formerly known as Turkey N Taturs, this race will include post race food, chili contest, campfire, more music, and even more great friends (including the ones you met at BY Blaze & BY Book Fair). More Race Details
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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