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.

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THE ARCTIC DASH AT YMCA CAMP KERN

The Arctic Dash is back and is bigger and better than ever! A challenging 5K adventure obstacle race hosted at YMCA Camp Kern, located just outside Lebanon, OH. We've added some new obstacles to the old favorites and with nineteen challenges over our rugged terrain, you will be pushed to your limit. Swamp pits, mud crawls, wall climbs, military obstacles...we have it all. Are you ready for the next level?

Mud, natural and man-made obstacles, rugged terrain and beautiful surroundings make this race unique; and don’t forget whatever mother nature decides to throw at us!

100% of the proceeds go to help kids go to camp next year!

Saturday, December 7th
10am 

Location: 
YMCA Camp Kern
5291 State Route 350
Oregonia, Ohio. 45054

Open to ages 16+
Open to members and the public
Registration is required - See link below

Fee:
Register by October 22nd - $45 per person
Register between October 22–November 18th - $55 per person
Register after November 18th - $65 per person

SAVE $10 with our promo code: DAYTONY 

REGISTER TODAY: http://bit.ly/ArcticDash2019

LEARN MORE: http://bit.ly/LearnMoreAD2019

Have questions? Contact Chris Addision, the Director of YMCA Camp Kern, at caddison@daytonymca.org

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THE HEIGHTS HALF MARATHON & 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 30th, 2020

Fees:
TBA
 
7251 Shull Rd, Huber Heights, OH 45424

For more information and to register click here
 
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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. 

2020 Date TBA

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

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TRIPLE TRI

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 

Fees:
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

 
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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.

2020 DATE TBA

For more information, call Amy Waltersheide at 937-836-9622
 
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WALK RUN RIDE FOR LIVESTRONG

Your Choice of a 5K or 1 mile fun run where all proceeds go to benefit our LIVESTRONG program for cancer patients and survivors.
 
2020 Date TBD

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

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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.

 
2020 Date TBA

Open to ages 13+

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

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

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