Race Series

The YMCA of Columbia is hosts a series of races each year, from 5K run/walks and kids’ fun runs to more intense 12Ks and triathlons, there is a race for everyone!

Proceeds benefit the YMCA of Columbia Annual Campaign, which allows the Y to live by its mission to never turn anyone away due to an inability to pay. Last year, through generous donations, the YMCA of Columbia helped 9,400 participants including youth, families, adults and seniors in our community.


Upcoming Race:

Bunny Hop 5K

June 13, 2020
Downtown YMCA

Note: The Bunny Hop was originally scheduled for March 28, 2020.
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) the race has been moved to June 13, 2020.

Length:  5K Run/Walk & 1-Miler

HOP FOR PURPOSE!  Take a run or walk through beautiful Downtown Columbia while raising funds for the 2020 YMCA Annual Campaign which provides financial assistance to those in our community who need the Y’s life-changing programs and services the most. Programs like Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery Program which focuses on training to strengthen everyday functions that become impaired in those with Parkinson’s Disease.


8:00 am – 1 Miler (12 & Under)
8:30 am – 5K Run & Walk
9:30 am – Awards

The overall top 3 male and female runners will receive gift cards from our sponsor Todd & Moore.

Entry Fee:

1-Miler (12 & Under)
$10 or $15 with t-shirt

5K Run
$25 Before March 8 | $30 March 8-27 |  $35 Day of Race

Group Entry
For group entries contact Melissa Hope at melissahope@columbiaymca.org to register your team.

View 2019 results.
View 2019 photos. 




2020  Races

Valentine’s At Ballentine 

Canceled for 2020. We look forward to hosting again 2021!
Ballentine Family YMCA

Length: 4 mile Relay

Held in loving memory of Carol Knizek. Find a friend and register as a relay team, or complete the 4 miles individually. View Course Map.

View 2018 results.

View 2018 photos.

Bunny Hop 5K

June 13, 2020 at 8 a.m.
Downtown YMCA

Length: 5K Run/Walk & 1-Mile Fun Run View Course Map.

View 2019 results

View 2019 photos.

Orangeburg Festival of Roses Road Race

May 2, 2020
Orangeburg Fine Arts Center

Length:  5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run

View 2019 results.

View 2019 photos.




The Owens Agency Endurathon

August (TBD), 2020
NorthWest Family YMCA

Triathlon: 350-yard swim, 13-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Duathlon: 1-mile run, 13-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Aquabike: 350-yard swim, 13-mile bike

View Course Maps.

Thank you to our Title Sponsor!





View 2019 results.
View 2019 photos.


Pumpkin Run 5K Costume ContestPumpkin Run - Logo on white

October 24, 2020
NorthWest Family YMCA

Length:  5K Run/Walk & 1-Miler

Tell your friends you’re attending on our Facebook event!

View 2019 results.

View 2018 photos.



Harborside Lights 5K

December 12, 2020
Lake Carolina Town Center

Length:  5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run

View 2019 results.

View 2018 photos.