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Races and Challenges

Having fun can improve your health. Try a YMCA race, fitness challenge or triathlon.

Join one of our themed fitness challenges that are a great way to make new friends. Enjoy accountability and see results as your team works with a Y Certified Trainer*. Also features: pre and post fitness assessments, goal setting, weekly nutrition aid from a registered dietitian, special events, and team competitions.

* Y Certified Trainer only available for New You, Summer Slim Down, and Fall Fit Challenges

  • 100 Mile Swim Club Challenge yourself to swim 100 miles over the course of a year and earn a a free t-shirt. (Included in membership)

  • Racquetball Tournament (February) - Test your skills on the court with this annual event for all skill levels at the Downtown YMCA. (Fees apply)

  • New You 12-Week Challenge (February-April) - Get support from a Y expert personal trainer who will help you achieve maximum results and reach your goals in the Y's 12-week New You Challenge! Feel better as you lose weight, boost energy and tone muscles while you make new friends. Meets 3 times/week. (Fees apply)

  • Summer Slim Down 12-Week Challenge (June-August) - Join a group of your peers to drop the pounds in this 12-week bootcamp! Great for all fitness levels, a YMCA Certified Personal Trainer will help you achieve your goals while you make new friends. Meets 3 times/week. (Fees apply)

  • Fall Fit 12-Week Challenge (October-December) - Join a group of your peers to drop the pounds in this 12-week bootcamp! Great for all fitness levels, a YMCA Certified Personal Trainer will help you achieve your goals while you make new friends. Meets 3 times/week. (Fees apply)

  • Battle of the Bulge (Thanksgiving-New Year’s) - Avoid weight gain over the holidays and finish the year strong with a personal challenge. (Fees apply)

  • Group Exercise 12-Class Challenge (Thanksgiving-New Year's) - Stay active through the holidays with this challenge to attend 12 YMCA group exercise classes. (Fees apply)

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Put yourself to the test of an indoor or outdoor triathlon featuring swimming, running and biking. Sign-up as an individual or team (fees apply).

2016 Triathlon Calendar

  • January 24 - Downtown YMCA
  • March 13 - Andover YMCA
  • May 15 - Northwest YMCA (indoor/outdoor)

4-Week Progressive Training

  • 3 different specialty group trainings offered to improve your skills: swimming, cycling, and running
  • For all skill levels
  • Offered at Downtown, Andover, & Northwest YMCAs
  • Each training meets 1x per wk for 4 weeks
  • Begins in November - sign-up at your Y for 1 or all 3 disciplines


Triathlon distances: 500 yd swim, 6 mile bike, 2 mile run

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