Races & Triathlons

Time to let out your inner athlete and show the world what you've got!

Whether it's a triathlon, trail run, or road race, it's time to let it all out and race toward the finish line for a personal best time or just your first race. Proceeds from most events support financial assistance to low-income individuals and families through our YMCA Annual Campaign.

Check out the information listed below for a YMCA race or triathlon in your neighborhood.

Alex Ritchie Memorial 5k Trail Run

Join us Saturday, October 6, 2018 for the 13th Annual Alex Ritchie Memorial 5k Trail Run. Pre-registration ends Friday, October 6th! You must be registered by September 25th to be guaranteed a t-shirt! For the 10-year-old groupings, the top three will receive awards. Top 3 male and top 3 female will win medals. 

Saturday, October 6th
Registration: 7:30am
Race Begins: 8:30am

Pre-registered: $15
Race Day: $20
Pre-registered Family: $50
Family on Race Day: $70

Race will take place at:
Carriage Hill Metropark
7800 Schull Rd.
Huber Heights, OH

For questions, contact Heather Hogge at 937-236-9622 or email at hhogge@daytonymca.org

Arctic Dash

Think you can conquer the Arctic Dash at YMCA Camp Kern? A 5k full of obstacles, trail runs and mud! Are you tough enough to conquer the Dash? Let's see what you can do.

Saturday, December 2nd
Race begins 10:00 am
Cost: $45 before Oct. 9th, $55 before Nov. 6th, $65 after Nov. 6th


The Heights Half Marathon and 5K

The Huber Heights YMCA and City of Huber Heights is pleased to bring you the Heights Half Marathon. The race will begin and end at the Huber Heights YMCA and feature a scenic neighborhood run/walk course. The top three male and female runners will also receive a commemorative award.
• Half marathon registration: $45 before April 15th, $55 Before May 15th, $55 Before June 2nd: $65 Race Day Registration: $70
• 5K Registration: $15 before May 15th, $20 before June 2nd, $25 day of the race.

For more information and to register click here

The Kleptz YMCA Twilight Trail Run 5K

Join us as we will run the trails through the golf course at dusk. Speedy Feet will be timing the trail run. Following the 5K there will be music, adult beverages, food, and fun! All participants will receive a glow in the dark shirt, and prizes will go to 1st—3rd place in each age bracket.

Friday, June 30th  Registration 7:00 pm
Race Begins 8:30 pm 
Cost: $25 After June 19th $30

To register click here.

For more information , Call Amy Waltersheide at 937-836-9622

Preble County YMCA Y Not Try

Join the Preble County Youth Foundation as they sponsor the 7th Annual Preble County Y Triathlon to benefit their Annual Campaign. This race may be done as an individual or as a team. The Race will begin and end at the same point.  You can do triathlon, duathlon or 5K.  Distances are 500 yd swim, 13-mile bike, and 5K run.

Location: Lake Lakengren 4269 State Route 737, Eaton, OH
Date: July 22nd at 8:00 am 
Cost: Advance registration is $45 until June 30th, after deadline until race day is $55. Race day registration will be $65 if still available. Relay registration is $100 for a team. Event shirts cannot be guaranteed after June 30th.

Online registration available at www.speedy-feet.com.

For more information or questions, contact Heather Macy at the Preble County Y: 937-472-2010 or hmacy@daytonymca.org



3 Locations. 3 Races. Come out and compete in the YMCA of Greater Dayton's Triple Tri. The format will be a 15-minute swim, 20-minute bike, and a 15-minute run with a wave going off every 20 minutes. There will be a men's and women's division. A t-shirt will be given out for each race and a duffle will be awarded for participants who compete all 3 races. There is no registration on race day so make sure to register early!

First wave starts at 8:00am
Members: $30
Non-Members: $40

South Y: October 15, 2017
Downtown Y: November 18, 2017
Huber Y: January 21, 2018

South Tri: Contact Molly Hallock at mhallock@daytonymca.org
Downtown Tri: khess@daytonymca.org
Huber Tri: Heather Hogge at hhogge@daytonymca.org


Program registration.

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