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Races & Fitness Initiatives

At the Y, a supportive community is a big part of wellness. At every age and every level of activity, you’ll find people just like you looking to live a little bit healthier.

Great City Race

How far can you walk or run in 10 weeks to make it home for Thanksgiving? The Great City Race is a brand new program designed to see how far you can walk or run across the country in 10 weeks before Thanksgiving. You will track your progress online throughout the program and you will receive a shirt at the end of the race denoting the city you traveled to. Destinations include: Springfield (80 miles), Peoria (148 miles), Chicago (280 miles), Atlanta (555 miles) and Washington DC (805 miles).

The program runs from September 20th thru November 24th for $20 for members and $50 for non-members.

All participants will receive a t-shirt marking the city and distance achieved. All fitness levels are welcome and encouraged to participate!

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Tri On Your Time

Swim. Bike. Run. Repeat.

June 7th  –  August 15th
Our indoor triathlon is back! You have 10 weeks to complete your race! Participants will log their progress online. Based on your completed distances you will be awarded with a t-shirt reflecting your Ironman level. This is designed for any fitness level!

Half-Ironman: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 miles on foot
Ironman: 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 miles on foot
Ultra-Ironman: 4.8 mile swim, 224 mile bike and 52.4 miles on foot

Members $20 •  Non-Members $50

Spooktacular 5k & 2 Mile Run/Walk

Virtual Race

The Spooktacular Run/Walk will offer everyone the opportunity to get up, get active and get healthy. We encourage individuals and families of all ages and fitness levels to participate! Sign up for either a 5K , 5 or 10 Mile Walk/Run,

For more information, contact Ann McLean at (618) 656-0436 or

Not Available This Year

Ho Ho Hold Your Weight!

Don’t let the holiday weight sneak up on you! We have a great plan to keep the weight off during the holidays! This plan will help you say “NO” to those holiday cravings & challenge you to maintain your weight within 2lbs. for 7 weeks.


  • Punch Card for 4 FREE Spin Classes (Email To Reserve)
  • Weekly Emails: Include An Exercise Challenge & A Healthy Recipe
  • $20 YMCA Voucher if you maintain your weight within 2lbs. If you gain more than 2lbs. your $20 fee will go towards our 2021 Annual Campaign program to help families in need.

7 Weeks: November 1st – December 19th

  • Nov. 1st or 2nd • 5:00am – 9:00pm
    • First Weigh-In at either Fitness Center
  • 2 Weigh-In’s To Help Keep You Accountable During The 7 Weeks (Optional)
  • Dec. 19th • 10:00am – 5:00pm
    • Final Weigh-in at either Fitness Center

New Year New You

Let’s ring in the next decade on a healthy foot! Start 2020 off by setting goals and challenging yourself to become a NEW YOU! Accountability is the key to your success!


  • Weekly Emails: Include A Healthy Recipe, Exercise Tip & Challenge
  • Monthly Prizes For Top Male & Female Who Lose The Most Body Fat!
  • FREE Nutrition Presentation

Run Club

Meet at Niebur Center lower level entry for a 30-60 minute run. You will get pro-tips to improve your training. Each session ends with stretching and a core workout. Every fitness level is encouraged to attend, bring your friends and set new goals. Childcare is not available, but strollers are welcome.

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