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.

Races & Triathlons

The Coffman Sprint Triathlon - May 2023 (Springboro)

Join the Coffman YMCA and Milano’s as they host the Sprint Triathlon with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Annual Campaign. This race is great for the novice, but also challenging enough for the more seasoned triathlete. The triathlon will begin and end at the Coffman YMCA.

May 14th, 2023

Start with a 300 yd swim that will take place in the pool. It will be a serpentine swim. Swimmers will enter pool with chip timer on ankle. Transition will be through the back of pool area to the back of the Y where the Bike Racks will be located.

The 10.5 mile bike route will be through-out Springboro and surrounding communities. There will be police along the route at critical traffic points to direct /stop traffic for race participants. The bike route will end behind the Y at the original swim-to-bike transition spot behind YMCA. 

Finish with a 3.1 run through out Settler’s Walk. The route is flat and smooth and will have volunteers along the route to direct participants.

Pre-Registration is $50 by May 1st. $60 thereafter. T-shirts are guaranteed for those registered on or before May 1st. Youth (under 17) is $30 before May 1st and $40 after. No registrations will be taken at the YMCA. Packet Pickup: Sunday, May 14th starting at 5:30 AM.


Timing and results provided by Speedy-Feet. Award Medal for everyone who participates and crosses the finish line. Overall male and female. Age Group-Awards for Overall male and female in age groups! 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+. All results and pictures will be posted at www.speedy-feet.com.

This event will be chip timed by Speedy-Feet. Timing Chips must be returned after the race or athletes will be charged for the equipment.

Have questions? Contact Darlene Reid - Senior Health & Wellness Director
dreid@daytonymca.org to by phone at (937) 886-2845



The Kleptz Twilight Trail Run 5K - June 2023 (Englewood)

Join us on June 16th for the Twilight Trail Run 5K at the Meadowbrook Country Club! 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, and fun! All participants will receive a glow in the dark shirt, and prizes will go to 1st – 3rd place in each age bracket.

June 16th 2023 
Registration begins at 7:30pm
Race begins at 8:30pm

Location: Meadowbrook Country Club
6001 Salem Ave.
Clayton, OH 45315

Open to ages 10+
Open to members and the public


Early Bird Rate - $25
Day-Of-Registration - $30 (T-shirt not guaranteed) 

For more information, call Brittany Heintz at 937-836-9622

The Strong Kids Triathlon - August 2023 (Huber Heights)

Join us for the Annual Strong Kids Triathlon!

The Strong Kids Triathlon will be taking place at the YMCA at the Heights. Our swimming portion will take place at the Kroger Aquatics Center behind the YMCA at the Heights. 

Saturday, August 5th, 2023

The YMCA at the Heights
7251 Shull Rd. 
Huber Heights, OH 45424 

Open to ages 5-12
Open to members and the public

Early Bird Registration is open!
Register Today

Visit our website for details on our event.

HAVE QUESTIONS? Contact Chris Lindeman at clindeman@daytonymca.org

Bremenfest 5K and Fun Run - August 2022 (New Bremen)

Join us for the Bemenfest 5K & Fun Run!

2023 Date TBD

7pm - 1 Mile Fun Run
7:30pm - 5K

Start & Finish are located at Crown Pavilion at 2 W. Plum Street in New Bremen, Ohio

Course Description:
Flat, scenic course finishing along the Miami Erie Canal.

Top 3 Male, Top 3 Female, Top 3 in each age group.


1 Mile Run Run:
$15 with a shirt if you register by August 1st.
Those who register after August 1st - $15 - No shirt

5K Walk/Run:
$25 with a shirt if you register by August 1st.
Those who register after August 1st: $25 - No shirt

Online registration, chip timing and race results will be provided by Speedy Feet.

Bremenfest Bike Tour - August 2022 (New Bremen)

Join us for the Bremenfest Bike Tour!

2023 Date TBD

9am- 30 Mile begins
9:15am - 15 Mile begins

Rain or shine, start and finish are located at the Crown Pavilion at 2 W. Plum Street in New Bremen, Ohio

All riders must check-in at the Crown Pavilion between 8am and 8:45am on the day of the event. Printed maps will be available at the registration booth.

$25 with a shirt if you register by August 1st.
If you register after August 1st - $25 - No shirt

* Limited quantity of shirts will be available for sale.

Online registration is provided by Speedy Feet.

The Xenia Hospitality 5K & Half Marathon - October 2022 (Xenia)

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. 

2023 Date TBD

Open to ages 13+
Race takes place at the Xenia YMCA

336 Progress Dr, 
Xenia, OH 45385

Hospitality 5K 

Open to everyone

Member: $35.00
Non Member: $35.00
Program Package Member: $35.00


Hospitality Half Marathon

Open to everyone

Member: $55.00
Non Member: $55.00
Program Package Member: $55.00


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

Alex J Ritchie Memorial Run - November 2022 (Huber Heights)

The YMCA at the Heights is proud to host the annual Alex J. Ritchie Memorial Scholarship Event on Saturday, November 12th at YMCA at The Heights. Alex was a beloved member and employee of the Y at the Heights. An auto accident cut his life short at the young age of 19. Join us in a day to remember him, and the legacy he leaves behind with a fun run. We'll have refreshments and raffles as well. All proceeds from the event will go towards youth scholarships here at the YMCA.

Distance: 1 mile loop for walkers and kids / 1.8 mile loop for those who want to run

2023 Date TBD

This memorial run is a YMCA scholarship fundraiser in memory of Alex J. Ritchie. All proceeds go toward youth sports scholarships at the YMCA at the Heights to support kids in our community.

The YMCA at the Heights

Registration: $20 per person OR $50 per family
All ages are welcome

The Arctic Dash 6K - December 2023 - YMCA Camp Kern (Oregonia)

The Arctic Dash is back and is bigger and better than ever! A challenging 6K 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?  With 20+ challenges including military themed challenges, mud crawls, cable crossings, and more! This a great race for fun runners, beginners, and elite athletes alike, with multiple age categories for male and female runners. There are plenty of chances to win a cool prize!

December 2nd 2023
First Wave starts at 10:00AM

Family Wave at 11:30AM! Open to ages 7+

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

Visit The Camp Kern Page for More Information!

YMCA Camp Kern

5291 State Route 350
Oregonia, Ohio. 45054

Open to ages 16+
Open to members and the public
Registration is required

• Parking
• Beverages & Snacks
• Warm water shower & rinse off area
• Registration
• Arctic Dash T-Shirt and Medal*

Have questions? Contact Todd Brinkman, the Director of YMCA Camp Kern, at tbrinkman@daytonymca.org

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