Backyard Adventure and Book Fair

Tulsa, OK

Backyard Adventure and Backyard Book Fair
Saturday, August 20, 2022 @ 6:30 pm

Join us at the Herman & Kate YMCA, Tulsa, Oklahoma for two great events in one night.

The Backyard Adventure Race:
Is a scavenger hunt contained all on the YMCA premises, use your map and clues to run crazy to find adventure and challenges the YMCA has to offer. Do it solo or with a friend or family group.
Stay afterwards because Dinner will be provided after your event of Hamburgers and Hotdogs.

The Backyard Book Fair:
If you are familiar with the famous Barkley marathon and you have always wanted to experience a bit of what it is like, then this event is for you. Plus who doesn't want to go running around Turkey Mountain in the middle of the night with tons of your other friends to see who is the best navigator to find books hidden with your only hope of finding said books is your knowledge of the mountain and your map provided with the clues as to where those books might be?
Come early for a pre-race meal of hamburgers and hotdogs!

Do one or if you are brave enough do both!

The YMCA will be offering overnight camping as an option. Here is your opportunity to commune with nature without being to far away from the maddening crowd!
Reserve your camp spot at the Y on their registration site at

Overnight Backyard Book Fair participants are not expected to register for camping. You won’t have time to sleep...
However a breakfast of delicious pancakes will be waiting for you at sunrise!

Let the fun and games start here!
Join us on Saturday, August 20th for events suitable for all ages and abilities.
It's a great event for friends, ______, and even ______ strangers you meet on the ______.
Backyard Adventure Race - Think “5K with __________.” Which may or may not include
archery, free throw, ____ _____. You definitely won’t have to _____ __ ___ ____. Maybe.
6:30pm start. Expect to walk, run, or hike 2-3 miles. Getting ___ is a possibility. Getting dirty is
The Backyard Book Fair allows everyone to experience ______ ____ activities in a true urban
wilderness area.
Backyard Book Fair - The race is a mystery and details are not provided until the _____ ____.
However, there are a few things you ______ know.
? Start at sundown; finish by _______
? Solve puzzles, find clues to locations on and around Herman & Kate Kaiser YMCA
? Find books & bring back the ____ that matches your bib number
? This is a ____ event so nobody is left alone in the dark
? The ______ is most books found by the sunrise deadline
? Pancake _________ at sunrise

For the Book Fair You must have a least 2 people on your team. You can have as many as you like but at least 2 is the rule.
Outdoor Cookout: Registration for either race includes an outdoor campfire style dinner on
Saturday evening (7:00-8:30pm), ______ on the fire pit, and a typical “trail race” aid station.
Overnight Camping: The Herman & Kate Kaiser YMCA is hosting overnight camping during this
event. Bring your own ___ and supplies or you can rent them from the Y. Camp out includes
camp activities & _____ , evening dinner, s'mores on the fire pit, and _______ breakfast on
Sunday morning. Enjoy the sounds of ______ or music (if you bring a guitar or accordion), and
great friends.

 Pro Tip: This puzzle might be a good thing to practice before race day...
    summer camp        word games       pancake       challenges
 stand on your head      s'mores               wet              tent
         should                 nature              sunrise        start line
          team                breakfast              page          winner
Overnight Backyard Book Fair participants are not expected to register for camping. You won’t have time to sleep...

When & Where

Aug 20, 2022


6:00 PM

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Tulsa, OK


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