Breaking Barriers 5K

July 13th, 2024

OSU Tulsa & Osage Prairie Trail

Breaking Barriers 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run for the Lindsey House

Join us to support and celebrate the women and children of the Lindsey House as they complete a Couch to 5K running/walking program. This program is designed to demonstrate the physical, mental, social health benefits of breaking barriers to conventional training programs.

The Breaking Barriers 5k includes:

  • 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run
  • Awards for the top 3 overall male and female winners!
  • Standard 5 year age group awards.
  • Finishers medals for all 5K runners/walkers.
  • USATF measured and certified 5K course.
  • Beautiful tri-blend race shirts (limited numbers! Sign up early to make sure you get one.)

We want to share with everyone the incredible journey our Lindsey House families have taken. We will celebrate their achievement by running a 5K or a 1-Mile Fun Run.

Finishers medal for Breaking Barriers 5K

Race Schedule

Saturday July 13th, 2024

1-Mile Fun Run at 7:00pm

5K Run at 7:30pm

Online registration will remain open until each race starts.

Pre-race Packet pick-up will be available at RunnersWorld Tulsa (Friday, July 12th from 10am to 6pm. RunnersWorld Tulsa is located at 3920 South Peoria in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Race day registration and packet pick-up will be available at the race site starting at 6:00PM and available until the races starts at 7:00 or 7:30pm.

Lindsey House Families (and friends) enjoy their first day of Couch to 5K!


The start/finish line will be in the parking lot near the Osage Prairie Trail entrance - 700 N Greenwood Avenue. Ample parking is available on both sides of Greenwood Avenue.

The Osage Prairie Trail is an important aspect of the Lindsey House training program and the Breaking Barriers 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. Why? Because the Lindsey House sits adjacent to the trail and our families have been training there since April 1st. We all get to run right next to where all the magic happens!

More information on the history of the Osage Prairie Trail and the connect to Skiatook is available on the Tulsa County Parks website.

Certified Course

The Breaking Barriers 5K course is a certified course along the Osage Prairie Trail (click here for the certification). The start line for both the 1-mile and 5K race is in the parking lot of OSU Tulsa. The course is an out-and-back course. The 5K turn-around at Virgin St.

Activate Oklahoma

Activate Oklahoma is a non-profit created to be able to partner with different entities to perpetuate health and fitness in the state of Oklahoma.

We believe that the social support groups and the built environment play a critical role in healthy lifestyles. We all understand the physical health benefits of exercise but this type of program also helps build mental health, creates self esteem, helps with self motivation and achieving goals not to mention the sense of community.

We are conducting a pilot program to evaluate the mental health aspects - specifically self-esteem by helping a group of residents at Lindsay House to complete a Couch to 5K program. We are striving to remove many of the barriers people face with fitness: shoes, clothing, transportation, and friendship/support.

Lindsey House

The Lindsey House is a transitional living space for women with children who are experiencing situational homelessness. In addition to providing families a fully-furnished apartment, women participate in a series of curriculum focused on financial literacy, workplace proficiency and life skills. The curriculum takes one year to complete and families are able to live at Lindsey House up to two years as they build on and implement the lessons they’ve learned through the curriculum.

Their unique approach in providing supportive services allows each family to maximize their goal achievement. Each program participant meets one-on-one with a Program Services Coordinator to set goals and create an Individualized Service Plan.


We extend a special THANK YOU to the great organizations that support this program.

If you or your business is interested in sponsoring the race or advertising your business and supporting the Lindsey House please contact Kathy Bratton at 918-749-7557 or email