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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 Washinton DC (805 miles).

The program runs from September 16th 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!

Visit the Edwardsville YMCA Niebur or Meyer Centers to register today!

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Spooktacular 5k & 2 Mile Run/Walk

Our 6th Annual Spooktacular Run/Walk offers 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 Run or a 2-Mile Family Fun Walk/Run. Every registered participant will receive a t-shirt* and participation medal!

Register by October 2nd to guarantee a shirt! Family registration includes 4 participants.

Wear your most spooktacular costume and be sure to visit the costume contest table!! Prizes will be given for the best kid, adult & family!

October 2020 | Race begins at 8:30am | Niebur Center

Registration is open now. You can register online or come into either the Meyer or Niebur Centers. Individuals are $25 and a family of 4 is $65 until October 2nd, from Oct. 3rd-18th it is $30 & $70 and day-of is $40 & $80. The doors open at 7:30am.

We can’t wait to see the whole family on October 19th! #WeAreCommunity

For more information, contact Dawn Cunningham at (618) 655-1460 or

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
  • 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 2019 Annual Campaign program to help families in need.

Returns Fall 2019!

Tri On Your Time

Swim. Bike. Run. Repeat.

March 23rd – May 31st, 2020
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

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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 • January 27TH • 6:00pm • Niebur Center



  • Initial Weigh-in: Jan. 2ND – 11TH
  • 2ND Weigh-in: Feb. 5TH – 8TH
  • 3rd Weigh-in: March 4TH – 7TH
  • Final Weigh-in: April 1ST – 4TH
  • Winners Announced: April 8TH



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.

Tuesdays 10:30am • Niebur Center • Free

Returns in Spring 2020! 

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