YMCA to host obstacle course dash and color run


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The YMCA’s first Obstacle Dash will take place on Saturday, May 13, followed by the second-annual Color Run/Walk on Saturday, May 20. Both events will start at the city reservoir by the YMCA at 10 a.m.


Participants of last year’s Color Run/Walk


Covered in color at the first Color Run/Walk


The Fayette County Family YMCA, with support of Fayette County Travel and Tourism, will host two events in May as part of healthy living initiatives.

The YMCA’s first Obstacle Dash will take place on Saturday, May 13, followed by the second-annual Color Run/Walk on Saturday, May 20. Both events will start at the city reservoir by the YMCA at 10 a.m.

The YMCA is encouraging families and people of all fitness levels to participate by offering a family discount. There is a $20 registration fee per event while additional family members in the same household can register for $18 each. There is also a discount for registering for both events. Online registration is available at faycoymca.org or through the Fayette County Family YMCA’s mobile app. You can also pre-register at the YMCA or the morning of each event.

All participants meeting the pre-registration deadlines of April 27 for the Obstacle Course Dash and May 4 for the Color Run will receive “swag.” Obstacle Dash swag includes an event shirt and water bottle. Color run swag includes an event t-shirt, sunglasses, and color dust to throw.

Obstacle course races and Color Runs have become popular the last several years. The Obstacle Dash will consist of a lap around the reservoir then a pathway toward the YMCA where an obstacle course will be set up.

In the Color Run, participants run or walk through colorful stations around the reservoir up to three times where colorful food-grade cornstarch transforms them into a vibrant rainbow. Not a runner? Not a problem! This event is about having fun as you make your way to the finish line, not about how fast you can go. Participants are encouraged to where eye covering to keep the color out of their eyes.

The city reservoir is just over one mile around on a blacktop path. It provides a year-around setting for walkers and runners.

All proceeds from these events will help the YMCA serve people throughout the county through our Strong Kids Scholarship program. These funds help subsidize youth programs and new program initiatives, as well as provide membership and program assistance for individuals and families with documented inability to pay the published fees.

The Fayette County Family YMCA will be celebrating its 10th year in the facility on Civic Drive in October. The YMCA serves over 6,200 people in the region each year through programs and services emphasizing youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The YMCA is a 501c3 non-profit organization serving over 6,000 people annually.

For further information, contact the YMCA at 740-335-0477 or go to faycoymca.org

The YMCA’s first Obstacle Dash will take place on Saturday, May 13, followed by the second-annual Color Run/Walk on Saturday, May 20. Both events will start at the city reservoir by the YMCA at 10 a.m.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/04/web1_IMG_3230.jpgThe YMCA’s first Obstacle Dash will take place on Saturday, May 13, followed by the second-annual Color Run/Walk on Saturday, May 20. Both events will start at the city reservoir by the YMCA at 10 a.m.

Participants of last year’s Color Run/Walk
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/04/web1_IMG_3270.jpgParticipants of last year’s Color Run/Walk

Covered in color at the first Color Run/Walk
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/04/web1_IMG_3273.jpgCovered in color at the first Color Run/Walk

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