YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

For Youth Development®
For Healthy Living
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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/10K  – August

YMCA 15K  – 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 “one hour race” – 15 minutes of each: swim in pool, cycle on our stationary bikes and run on the track. We’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 – “Splash and Dash” (50 yard swim, 1/2 mile run)

7-8 – 100 yard swim, 1 mile bike, 3/4 run

9-10 – 100 yard swim, 2 mile bike, 3/4 run

11-12 – 200 yard swim, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run

13-14 – 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

Contact:

Heather Lejman; 812-426-6210 x 4321
lejman@ymcaswin.org

 

 

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.

“Jump Start” Training – Begins in late May

Free program to members and non-members

Registration includes training sessions, YMCA passes, encouragement and camaraderie!  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 “Team 13” program.

“Team 13” Training – 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

Special Events

Pancake Days

Our Annual YMCA “Pancake Days” is held on the 3rd weekend in February each year at the Downtown YMCA.  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!

Event Hours:

Friday and Saturday 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 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 – bring the whole family.

For more information contact the Downtown YMCA at 423-9622.

Coaches Luncheon

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 men’s and women’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 “Play-a-Round for The Y” Golf Outing is held every year in May. The “four man” 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 “prize on every hole”, 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:

Heather Lejman

812.426.6210 x 4321

lejman@ymcaswin.org