Walk and Run Clubs

Walking and running are two popular methods of fitness in the Triangle. With our miles of greenways that criss-cross the area and benign weather, it's no surprise that many YMCA members choose walking and running as preferred forms of fitness.

Several of our YMCAs host walking and/ or running clubs. These clubs are led by YMCA staff and volunteers and usually meet weekly either in the community or the YMCA for walks or runs.

We provide a pacer so no one is left behind, and welcome walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. These clubs are a great way to meet people, share fellowship and spend time outside on your fitness goals.

Walking and/ or running clubs are held at the following YMCAs and are free for YMCA Members. Please contact the YMCA for specific days and times.

A.E. Finley YMCA
The A.E. Finley run club runs up to 5 miles with options to run shorter

Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. Run group intervals
Meet in the lobby
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Run/walk intervals
Meet out in front of the main entrance
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. at Bottle Rev 3, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh
Contact: Paula Ruff, Paula.Ruff@ymcatriangle.org

Alexander Family YMCA &  Poyner YMCA
Wednesdays, 6 p.m.
Starts at Trophy Brewing Company, open to all runners/ walkers
All runs vary from 1 to 5 miles and are led by Y staff

Chatham YMCA
Coming soon!
Contact: Sarah Wright, Sarah.Wright@ymcatriangle.org
 
Hope Valley Farms YMCA
Fun runs are organized by Kelly.Johnson@YMCATriangle.org. Learn more when you join the Hope Valley Farm's closed Facebook group
 
Northwest Cary YMCA
Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Sept. 24 - Dec. 10
Meet at the Whole Foods at 5055 Arco Street
Runners and walkers welcome
Contact Shawna.Murrie@YMCATriangle.org for details.
 
Mondays, 9:30 a.m.
Meet in the lobby at the Taylor Family YMCA
Distance can be personalized
 
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
Meet at Southern Peak Brewery in Apex
1-mile and 3-mile loops, all are welcome
Learn more when you join the Taylor Y Run Group's closed Facebook page
 
5K Fun Runs, Wednesdays, noon - 1 p.m., April - June
Meet at the gravel lot near the entrance to the American Tobacco Trail
Contact: Britney Johnson, Britney.Johnson@ymcatriangle.org, or 919-956-9602
 
Looking for a Race: The City of Oaks 
The 12th annual City of Oaks Marathon, Presented by WRAL, UNC REX Healthcare Half Marathon, Old Reliable 10k, Acorn 5k, Marathon Relay and Kids' Mile will be held on Sunday, November 4, 2018! The YMCA of the Triangle will be one of the beneficiaries again this year. Money raised will be donated to the Y's Annual Campaign. YMCA members and participants make take advantage of a 15% discount on race registrations for any of the distances. Use promo code: YMCACOO