Proceeds from the Pumpkin Run will support the YMCA’s Annual Campaign to make the Y available to everyone through scholarships and financial assistance.
Held in memory of Michael “Sully” Sullivan.
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015
Kids Fun Run (presented by Academy Sports) starts at 8 a.m.
5K Run/Walk starts at 8:30 a.m.
12 and under Fun Run presented by Academy Sports: $10
Early registration (by Oct. 17): $25
Late registration (by Oct. 30): $30
Race day registration: $35
5K group registration (8 or more people, by Oct. 17): $20/person
To the top overall 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female winners!
Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume for a chance to win a cash award! Awards will be given to the best male and female costumes. You must be registered in the race to participate.
NorthWest Family YMCA
Friday, October 30, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 31 at 7 a.m.
Every participant must be registered and every individual or team/group must pick up a packet containing a t-shirt and other important information. Must register by Oct. 17 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. The school with the highest student participation will receive an award!
Register online, mail a form or stop by the NorthWest Y!
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Fall Back Into Fitness
Dates: September 14-October 23
Join us this September and fall back into fitness by participating in our 6-week exercise incentive program! It’s only $5 to join the challenge and everyone that completes the challenge will get a free water bottle. The challenge is simple and fun. Every workout at the YMCA (including strength training, swimming, group fitness, basketball, track workouts, cardio, etc.) earns you a point (max 2 points/day). The person with the most points at the end of 6 weeks will win $50 Y bucks to be used toward programs or membership dues. There will be an additional three other ways to win. Don’t delay, sign-up today and join in on the fun!
The Try Scuba event will allow participants the opportunity to see what it is like to Scuba Dive. Each participant will be given a ten-minute introduction to the equipment and twenty minutes of actual scuba time with a licensed scuba instructor.
An adult volleyball league for all levels of play. Teams should be between 8 and 12 players and must have 2 females on the court at all times. Rules will be governed by USA Volleyball (with the exception of a few) to make the game safe and enjoyable for all. Stay in shape with a sport the YMCA invented!
Ages: 18 and up
Season: September 22-November 3
End of season tournament on Friday, November 6
Games: Tuesdays, between 6 and 9 p.m.
Cost per player: $35 members/$50 non-members
Register online or at the front desk until September 29 (online registration closes September 20)
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free, 12-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors.
This program fulfills the important need of supporting cancer survivors in our community. They will work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals such as building strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.
This program is free to participants and is funded by generous donors to the YMCA’s Annual Campaign.
Locations and upcoming sessions:
Downtown YMCA: starts August 24 (Mondays/Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m.)
Jeep Rogers Family YMCA at Lake Carolina: starts August 25 (Tuesdays/Thursday, 5:30-7 p.m.)
NorthWest Family YMCA in Irmo: September 22-November 16 (Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9-10:15 a.m.)
The YMCA Home School Swim and Gym program is a great way to work physical activity, healthy living, socialization and play into your homeschool curriculum. The goal of swim and gym classes is to have planned individual and cooperative physical activity and fitness assessments promoting the students’ optimum physical, mental, emotional, and social development. Participants will learn sports and swimming skills while developing social relationships.
August 26-October 14
October 21-December 16 (will not meet on 11/25 for Thanksgiving)
January 6-February 24
March 2-April 27 (will not meet on 3/30 for Spring Break)
Day/time: Wednesdays, 9-11:45 a.m.
Cost: Members: $35 Non-members: $70
Register online or fill out a registration form at the front desk.
Focus on developing strength and endurance without damaging joints. Join Cain Coaching LLC and the YMCA for a 5-week water run training course to help runners prepare for the YMCA Pumpkin Run on October 31 (if you choose to enter!) You do not have to be a runner to participate in this training; walk/joggers and speed walkers are welcome!
This water running course is designed to help anyone with joint issues or who find it difficult to run/train because of joint pain, injuries, or who want to learn an alternative way to train so you can preserve your joints and enjoy training again. It will be a high-intensity course that is easily modifiable to your own fitness level. You’ll get a coach-led workout every week along with three key workouts to complete on your own during the week.
Focus on form, speed and agility and join Cain Coaching LLC and the Y in a 5-week run training course to help runners prepare for the YMCA Pumpkin Run on October 31! You do not have to be a runner to participate in the training; walk/joggers and speed walkers are welcome! You’ll get a coach-led workout every week along with three key workouts to complete on your own during the week.
The Y-Club Afterschool Program is a fun place to be with lots of positive staff interaction and learning opportunities. We provide a healthy afterschool snack, physical fitness time, homework help and a wide variety of other activities, including STEM and time to socialize with friends or play games.
Hours: School dismissal – 6:15 p.m.
Ages: Kindergarten – 8th grade
Weekly Cost: $45 members/$60 non-members
When there is a half day at school, we will still hold afterschool and pick up the children from school. School in-service days and student holidays are included in regular weekly fees, except for holiday breaks (Winter Break and Spring Break) are registered and paid for separately.
Transportation is provided from:
» Ballentine Elementary
» Crossroads Elementary
» Dutch Fork Elementary
» Dutch Fork Middle
» H.E. Corley Elementary
» Harbison West Elementary
» Irmo Elementary
» Nursery Road Elementary School
» Oak Pointe Elementary
» River Springs Elementary