The YMCA Series of Races is a three race series designed to challenge and motivate. Series scoring for these events also presents a great opportunity for additional prizes and personal achievement.
The Series includes:
YMCA 5K/10KÂ – August
YMCA 15KÂ – September
Evansville Half Marathon – October
Evansville Half Marathon
The Annual Evansville Half Marathon presented by German American is held in early October. Make Plans now to participate in this great community event!
For more information, please visit www.evansvillehalfmarathon.org.
Spirit, Mind and Body Triathlon/Duathlon
This event takes place at beautiful Scales Lake Park in Boonville. The sprint distance is .5 mile swim, 15 mile bike and 5K run, olympic distance is 1 mile swim, 25 mile bike and 10K run and the duathlon (new this year) is 1K run, 15 mile bike and 5K run. The courses are very shady and scenic with rolling hills and low traffic.
Need some motivation this winter? Join us for an indoor Tri held annual in February. The Dunigan Branch offers a â€śone hour raceâ€ť â€“ 15 minutes of each: swim in pool, cycle on our stationary bikes and run on the track. Weâ€™ll count your laps! T-shirts, goodie bags and finisher medals for everyone!
For more information, please visit www.evansvilleymcatriathlon.org.
Annual YMCA Kids Triathlon
The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana is very excited to offer a Kids Triathlon! This triathlon will be for kids ages 5-17 years of age and consist of swimming, biking and running.
Triathlons, once thought to be the domain of the super fit few, have been growing in popularity. People of all ages and abilities are participating in triathlons all over the country. Youth races have become quite popular in recent years as kids see their parents participating in these events.
Distances by age group
6 â€“ â€śSplash and Dashâ€ť (50 yard swim, 1/2 mile run)
7-8 â€“ 100 yard swim, 1 mile bike, 3/4 run
9-10 â€“ 100 yard swim, 2 mile bike, 3/4 run
11-12 â€“ 200 yard swim, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run
13-14 â€“ 400 yard swim, 5 mile bike, 2 mile run
Go to www.evansvilleymcatriathlon.org for more info!
When and Where
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: University Of Southern Indiana
Heather Lejman; 812-426-6210 x 4321
Training Programs for Races
The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana offers a training program for individuals interested in the October race. This volunteer led program helps individuals from all types of backgrounds gain confidence, improve health and establish friendships while training toward a common goal.
â€śJump Startâ€ť Training â€“ Begins in late May
Free program to members and non-members
Registration includes training sessions, YMCA passes, encouragement and camaraderie!Â This seven week program is designed for those beginners interested in training for the goal of completing a half marathon and needing assistance increasing mileage to prepare for the â€śTeam 13â€ť program.
â€śTeam 13â€ť Training â€“ Begins in mid July
Nominal fee for members and non members
Registration fee includes a commemorative gift, door prizes, access to email updates, a special race number identifying you as a training participant and much more!
Over the past several years thousands of people have worked with volunteer trainers to train for and complete the Evansville Half Marathon. This training is designed to help individuals at all fitness levels find success. This is your chance to begin or better your training program for the October race. Informational meeting and kick off will be held in mid July.
All trainings will take place on Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays at 7:00 a.m. Training program is open to the community. For more information or to register, click on the training page of our website at: http://www.evansvillehalfmarathon.org
Our Annual YMCA â€śPancake Daysâ€ť is held on the 3rd weekend in February each year at the Downtown YMCA.Â For over 25 years, the YMCA has been bringing folks together in fellowship at a community event that offers food, fun and entertainment for the whole family. Join the tradition and help support a great cause!
Friday and Saturday 6:00 a.m. â€“ 1:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. â€“ 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: Can be purchased in advance at the YMCA or at the door during the event.
Adult $6.00 (13 yrs. and over)
Youth $4.00 (under 3yrs. free)
Ticket prices include Pancakes, Sausage, milk, coffee and juice..
Group Ticket Sales: If you are interested in purchasing a block of 8 or more tickets, contact Heather Lejman at 426-6210, ext. 4321 for group ticket prices.
Volunteer Opportunities: If you are interesting in volunteering for this event, sign up at the Downtown YMCA or contact Heather Lejman at 426-6210, ext. 4321.
Entertainment: The event will also include live entertainment including the Hadi Funsters, Magician Don Baggett, face painting and much more.
All proceeds provide scholarships for children and families who are unable to afford YMCA program fees.
Join the fun â€“ bring the whole family.
For more information contact the Downtown YMCA at 423-9622.
The YMCA Coaches Luncheon is held each November to highlight the U of E Basketball program and generate funds for YMCA Youth Programs. Patrons are treated to lunch, camaraderie and a talk given by both the menâ€™s and womenâ€™s coaches, followed by a question and answer period. This event was started in 1990. Corporate tables as well as individual tickets are available for the luncheon
YMCA Golf Outing
The â€śPlay-a-Round for The Yâ€ť Golf Outing is held every year in May. The â€śfour manâ€ť scramble event brings out many avid golfers and friends of the Y. Many great sponsors make this event an ongoing success. Golfers are treated to a â€śprize on every holeâ€ť, a chance to putt for cash, food and gifts, and the fun and friendship that playing golf for a worthy cause can bring.
For more information please contact:
812.426.6210 x 4321