Special Events

Run for Fun!
Riddell National Bank Three Race Series

The Heart Throb 5k, Firecracker 5k, and Turkey Trot 5k combined make for the YMCA of the Wabash Valley Three Race Series. To support the YMCA fitness department and sponsor the three race series, contact Kaylee Maffioli at kmaffioli@ymcaswv.org. Thank you Riddell National Bank for being our three race series title sponsor!


Turkey Trot 5K - Thanksgiving Morning!

Over 200 community members come out to support the YMCA and run for turkey at our annual Turkey Trot 5k! This race takes place on Thanksgiving morning right at the YMCA in Brazil. Early Bird registration is OPEN now through October 26th ($20), $25 for regular registration, and $30 for late registration. and includes a t-shirt and race medal! T shirts and medals not guaranteed to late registrants.

Support the YMCA Three Race Series and become a sponsor today! Contact Kaylee Maffioli at kmaffioli@ymcaswv.org for more information.

Fang-tastic Fitness Frenzy - Saturday, October 17th, 9:00-11:30am

The YMCA fitness staff is putting on a Halloween fit-a-thon! 2.5 hours of back-to-back group exercise classes on land and in the pool, day of raffle and giveaways, and a swag bag make this event one that you won't want to miss. Cost is $10.
Land Line up: Power Cycle, Amp it Up, Total Fit, Revelation Wellness®, & Yoga
Pool Line up: Aqua Zumba®, Aerobics, & HIIT

Haunted Halls Trick or Treating - Saturday, October 24th

Wear your best costume and haunt the halls of the YMCA at our indoor trunk-or-treat event from 5-7pm. This event is free to the community. To make a candy or cash donation or to volunteer at this event, please contact Cayce Evans at cevans@ymcaswv.org.

Holiday Communique - November 21st, 9am-4pm

Kick off the holiday season with a day of crafting. Make a total of 18 projects including holiday cards, tags, gift card holders, and other surprises! Cost is $25, and lunch is included. This event will be run by Janet Royer, Close to My Heart consultant. All proceeds will benefit the Youth Development at the YMCA.

Turkey Burn is November 27th - Bring Your Family for FREE!

Stop by the YMCA on the morning after Thanksgiving for a real BURN! Our instructors feature more classes than any other day of the year to help members and their families burn off those extra Thanksgiving calories. Stay tuned for a full schedule! We are open to the community!

Breakfast with Santa is December 5th - FREE Community Event

Travel through Rudolph's Forest with breakfasts, crafts, cookie decorating, letters to Santa, readings of the Christmas story, a Christmas recital, and photos with Santa, himself, are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Be sure to check out the schedule of events as to not miss a minute of this holly jolly day!

Santa's Workshop Experience - Saturday, December 5th, 11:30am-1:00pm

Work as Santa's elf for the afternoon as you create, dress, and name your very own stuffed animal. Cost is $30 and includes your choice of a reindeer or snowman, stuffing materials, accessories, birth certificate, and photo opportunity. Registration forms and payment must be submitted by Friday, November 13th.