Run for the Roses

Thank you EVERYONE for making the 2017 Run for the Roses one of the best we've had!  We hope you had as much fun as we did!  We cannot wait to have everyone back for next years 'Centennial Run for the Roses' which is shaping up to be our biggest and best one yet! Check back August 30th, 2017 to reserve your spot for 2018, we are expecting a sold out venue.

There's no other event like the Tulsa Boys’ Home's annual Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby party! All proceeds benefit Tulsa Boys’ Home to support our troubled Oklahoma boys. We expect nothing short of a thrilling extravaganza for the 2017 gala derby party, full of fun, prizes, horse racing and more!

For photos of the 2017 Run for the Roses event, please click here.      

Guests will deck themselves in fine clothes and big hats for our Run for the Roses gala and auction Saturday, May 6th, at the beautiful Pavilion at Expo Square. As one of Oklahoma’s oldest non-profit residential treatment facilities, Tulsa Boys’ Home has graciously and gratefully benefited from outstanding community support. Now celebrating our 99th year helping Oklahoma boys suffering from mental, behavioral, emotional, and substance abuse problems, this annual event directly benefits our cause!  

Guests enjoy excellent food, enticing silent and live auction items, and horse races simulcast live from Churchill Downs on Jumbotron TV screens. Ladies sport Derby Day hats and pretty dresses typical of Kentucky Derby style, while men don everything from colorful Hawaiian shirts to three-piece suits! There are even contests for the best dressed!

The renowned Art Deco Pavilion is decorated "Derby style" with regalia featuring thousands of beautiful, fresh, red roses. Guests have the chance to bet on all of the afternoon Kentucky Derby horse races, courtesy of the Fair Meadows Racetrack staff! 

Guest participation and sponsorships make this event (and a majority of our mission) possible. Sponsorships and tables for Run for the Roses 2018 will be available August 30th!
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding Run for the Roses please
feel free to email Ms. Karen Clark at

Photos from previous Run for the Roses fundraisers may be viewed at

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