Tulsa's Backyard Blaze

June 5th, 2021

Herman & Kate Kaiser YMCA, 5400 S Olympia Ave, Tulsa OK

Backyard Blaze

Kick off the 2021 National Trails Day with the Tulsa’s Backyard Blaze, a 5K race through Turkey Mountain. Stick around for the Herman & Kate Kaiser YMCA Grand Opening.

The Backyard Blaze includes:

  • Beautiful trails.
  • Finishers award to all that finish the 5K.
  • Custom shirts to all participants that register before we run out.
  • Awards to the top three overall male & female.
  • Standard five-year age group awards.

Race begins at 7:00am.

5K Course Map

Tulsa’s Backyard Blaze will provide a little bit of everything Turkey Mountain has to offer – smooth runnable trails, rocky technical trails, (approximately) two hills, wooded areas, savanna grasslands, and the Kerman & Kate YMCA.

The start/finish line will be at the Herman & Kate YMCA. There is plenty of on-site parking. Due to construction along I-44 and Highway 75 some routes will be blocked and may change before race day. We will provide driving instructions prior to the race, but give yourself ample time in case things change.

Click here for a printable map.

Click here for the interactive map on AllTrails.

Herman and Kate Kaiser YMCA Grand Opening

The grand opening celebration for the Herman & Kate Kaiser YMCA kicks off 8:00am. After the Backyard Blaze stick around to enjoy kayaking and canoeing on Lake Logan, a ride down the largest double pipeline slide in the nation, we call The MoMo, or cool off at the splash pad. Evolt fitness analysis' in the lodge from 8:00am - 1:00pm and group exercise classes including Gentle Yoga, Bootcamp, and Zumba will also be available.

11:00am is the official ribbon cutting and the first whistle blows for open pool time including the zip line and slide!

Come hungry to stop by the food trucks rotating throughout day.

What better day than National Trails Day to enjoy a guided hike through Turkey Mountain, right into Tulsa's Backyard. Join the hikers at Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness main lot at 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Grab a pole or rent one in the lodge and get ready to hook a big one fishing at Lake Logan. The day will wrap up with a special dedication at Hailey Chapel followed by a campfire and s'mores!

This event is free and open to the public!

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