Special Events

The 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 and sponsor the three race series, contact Erin Gregory at egregory@ymcaswv.org.

Stay tuned for next year's race date! Thank you to all who participated in the 2019 Heart Throb 5k.


Firecracker 5K (June 29th)

Join the YMCA's patriotic race that takes place every year on July 4th 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, and $25 for late registration. Stay tuned for dates and more information on this year’s race.

Registration Form

Turkey Trot 5K (Thanksgiving morning)

Over 200 community members came out to support the YMCA and run for Turkey this past year 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!

Support the Clay County YMCA Three Race Series and become a sponsor today! Contact Erin Gregory at egregory@ymcaswv.org for more information.

The Red Gala

As summer winds down, community members mark their calendars for an evening of gourmet dining by the Butler’s Pantry, live dance performances by The Dance Studio, an elaborate live and silent auction, and the opportunity to dress in their Gala best with friends.

The Red Gala takes place at the end of August. This elegant party with the YMCA and community friends is in support of our cause (link to annual campaign). Stay tuned for details on the 2019 event. For questions and inquiries contact Erin Gregory at egregory@ymcaswv.org.

Healthy Kids Day at the YMCAs of the Wabash Valley

Looking for ways to awaken a child’s imagination and inspire healthy choices? Every spring the YMCA hosts its single largest national event dedicated to youth: Healthy Kids Day! We will feature games, physical activity, fresh ideas for caretakers, healthy snacks and more. Stay tuned for dates and additional information.

Fall Festival

Every October the YMCA hosts the annual fall festival right here at the YMCA! During the event children can play games at the Y, do seasonal arts and crafts, trick or treat, and more all for free. To make a candy or cash donation, or to bring a vehicle, please contact Ali Weber at aweber@ymcaswv.org. Stay tuned for details regarding the 2019 event.

Turkey Burn

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!

Christmas Party

Every Christmas the YMCA welcomes in Santa Claus for a special reading of traditional biblical Christmas story. This event, free to the community, provides youth the chance to meet Santa Claus, take a photo, enjoy Christmas treats and crafts in the Y main gym. Call 812-23-8446 for information on this year's event, or to sponsor to help the Y offset costs.