Special Events

Riddell National Bank Three Race Series

The Heart Throb 5k, Firecracker 5k, and Turkey Trot combined make for the Clay County YMCA Three Race Series. To support the YMCA fitness department and sponsor the three race series, contact Nicole Fry at nfry@ymcaswv.org. Thank you Riddell National Bank for being our three race series title sponsor!

Heart Throb 5k

Join the Vigo County YMCA annual Valentine's Day run/walk benefiting the YMCA's Annual Campaign and Financial Assistance program. The race will take place on February 15, 2020. Registration is available at heartthrob.itsyourrace.com. Get in today and save!

This 5k race will begin and end at the Vigo County YMCA!

We will have a pre-race packet pickup on Friday February 14 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Race Day packet pickup and registration will take place from 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Both of these activities will take place at the Vigo County YMCA

*T-shirts are guaranteed for early registrants.

If you are interested in partnering with the YMCA and supporting our cause, contact Erin Gregory at egregory@ymcaswv.org.

Firecracker 5K

Join the YMCA's patriotic race on the weekend leading up to July 4th that takes place every year at the Clay County Y. Participants run/walk 3.1 miles in support of the Y and receive a free t-shirt! The cost to register is $20 for early registration (June 15th), and $25 for late registration (after June 15th). Stay tuned for dates and more information on the 2020 race.

Turkey Trot 5K Registration is open!

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 registration is $20, ($25 for late registration) and includes a free t-shirt! Download a registration form below and sign up today.

Support the Clay County YMCA Three Race Series and become a sponsor today! Contact Nicole Fry at nfry@ymcaswv.org for more information.

Registration Form

Fall Family Fun Night

Come in your Halloween best to the YMCA Family Fun Night for games, a costume judging contest, treats and free chili!


  • Games and activities for all ages
  • FREE Chili
  • Candy and healthy treats
  • Costume judging contest

Turkey Burn is November 29th - 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 14th!

Every December the Y welcomes the community to join us for breakfast with Santa in the YMCA community room. Breakfast will be served for our participants and children will have the opportunity to sit with Santa and write a letter to be delivered in our special Santa Mail Box! Face painting will also be offered to our guests.