Tulsa's Backyard Bonanza

November 7th, 2021

Herman & Kate Kaiser YMCA

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

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.

Welcome to the Herman & Kate Kaiser YMCA