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
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
Fun runs are organized by Kelly.Johnson@YMCATriangle.org. Learn more when you join the Hope Valley Farm's closed Facebook group
Distance can be personalized
Meet at Southern Peak Brewery in Apex
1-mile and 3-mile loops, all are welcome
Meet at the gravel lot near the entrance to the American Tobacco Trail
Contact: Britney Johnson, Britney.Johnson@ymcatriangle.org, or 919-956-9602
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