Walking and running are two popular methods of fitness in the Triangle. With our miles of greenways that criss-cross the area and mild 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.
A.E. Finley YMCA Run
Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. Run/walk intervals
Meet out in front of the main entrance
Contact: Paula Ruff
A.E. Finley YMCA Multisport Club
The multisport club is a group of adults from all backgrounds and experiences focused on learning from and teaching each other the multiple sports of swimming, biking and running. Novice and advanced athletes in any of the three sports are welcome to join us and share their knowledge and training expertise.
Contact: Paula Ruff
A.E. Finley YMCA Cycle Club
The Outdoor Cycle Club meets Fridays at 9:45 a.m. for a 1.5-hour no drop ride. Ride tempos are usually 15-17 mph. Meet at the Outdoor Poolhouse.
Contact: Laura Holt
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
Contact: Sarah Wright
Northwest Cary YMCA
Mondays, 6:30 p.m.
Starts at Whole Foods Market, 5055 Arco Street, Cary.
Walkers and runners of all ages and skill levels are welcome.
Contact: Shawna Murrie
*This club is moving location beginning Oct. 7. From Oct. 7 onward, we will be meeting at Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 726 Slash Pine Dr., Cary.
Taylor Family YMCA
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
YMCA at American Tobacco
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