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

Join us Saturday, October 5, 2019 for the 15th Annual Alex Ritchie Memorial 5k. Pre-registration is open now! You must be registered by September 29th 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 5th, 2019
Registration: 7:30am
Race Begins: 8:30am

Pre-registered: $20
Race Day: $25
Pre-registered Family: $50
Family on Race Day: $70

PRE-REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/Huber5K2019

Race will take place at the YMCA at the Heights

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 7th, 2019 / 9:30am start time

Fees: To be announced
To learn more, visit our website

Race takes place at Camp Kern
5291 OH-350, Oregonia, OH 45054

Have questions? Contact Chris Addison, at caddison@daytonymca.org


Come out and compete in the YMCA at the Heights Indoor Triathlon. 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. Awards will be given based on distance achieved within the allotted time. Each participant will receive a commemorative shirt. There is no registration on race day so make sure to register early. All proceeds benefit the Annual Campaign 

Race #1 - Sunday December 16th, 2018
Race #2 - Sunday February 10th, 2019
Race # 3 - Lazyman Triathlon - March 17 - April 28, 2019

We want you to challenge yourself to complete a full Ironman Triathlon! Instead of completing it in one day, we are giving you 6 weeks! All ages and fitness levels welcome. Progress will be tracked on an activity log using an honor system. Sign up is available after March 17 but, you still only have until April 28 to complete the challenge. Finishers medal and t-shirt for everyone that completes challenge.

Open to ages 18 and up
Open to members and the public
Registration is required 

Members - $30
Non-Members - $40

Race takes place at the YMCA at the Heights
7251 Shull Rd, Huber Heights, OH 45424

Complete all three triathlons in the series and receive Y gym bag.
Have questions? Contact Heather Hogge, our Health & Wellness Director at 937.236.9622

The Heights Half Marathon and 5K

The YMCA at the Heights and City of Huber Heights is pleased to bring you the Heights Half Marathon. The race will begin and end at the YMCA at the Heights and feature a scenic neighborhood run/walk course. The top three male and female runners will also receive a commemorative award.

May 18th, 2019

Half Marathon - $40
5K - $25
Kids Color Explosion Run - $10
7251 Shull Rd, Huber Heights, OH 45424

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 28th, 2019 
Registration 7:00 pm
Race Begins 8:30 pm 

Fees: $25
Fees After June 17th: $30

To register click here.

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

Walk Run Ride for Livestrong

Your Choice of a 5K, Duathlon, or 1 mile fun run where all proceeds go to benefit our LIVESTRONG program for cancer patients and survivors. *Duathlon can be done as an individual or team. Duathlon distances: 5K Run / 13Mi Ride / 5K Run

October 20th, 2019 / 8am–12pm

Now - October 6th*:
5K Run - $25
Duathlon - $70
Fun Color Run - $10
*Guaranteed T-shirt

Late Registration:
5K Run - $25
Duathlon - $80
Fun Color Run -  $15
*NO shirt after October 6

Race takes place at the Preble YMCA
450 Washington Jackson Rd, Eaton, OH 45320
Have questions? Contact Becky Morin at bmorin@daytonymca.org

The Xenia YMCA Hospitality Half Marathon

Inaugural Xenia YMCA Hospitality Half Marathon. We offer an awesome tech shirt, a classy finishers medal, an accurate/road-marked/chip timed course, stocked aid stations, post-race refreshments and showers, and THE GREATEST volunteers in the area.
October 27th, 2019

Early Bird - $35 (Register by September 15th)
Pre-Registration - $45 (Register by October 16th)
Day-of Registration - $60 (*No Shirt Guaranteed)

Open to ages 13+

Race takes place at the Xenia YMCA
336 Progress Dr, Xenia, OH 45385

Register here

Have questions? Contact Kim Sheehan at ksheehan@daytonymca.org



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