The Van Wert YMCA announces the YMCA Peony Pace 5k to be held in
conjunction with the Peony Festival weekend festivities. The 5K Run/Walk
will be held on Saturday, June 7, at the YMCA Camp Clay, 9196 Liberty
Union Road, Van Wert. The run/walk will begin its 3.1 mile loop at 10
a.m. Pre-registration is due by May 27, and is $20 with a T-shirt and
$15 without a T-shirt. Race Day registration will be available for $20
without a T-shirt. Along with this event, the YMCA will have a Kids’ 1
mile fun run beginning at 9:30 a.m.
The event will offer water and
music along the course as well as $100 cash prizes to the top male and
female winners as well as age bracket prizes. On top of the male and
female winnings, each participant can try their shot at breaking the
course record. Male participants have to beat a time of 15:20 and
females, 18:20. If these records are broken then the participant(s) can
win an extra $100 for each broken record!
The Kids’ 1 Mile Fun Run
which will begin at 9:30 a.m. will be free for all ages and will be
awarded a ribbon for participation. There is no registration for the
Kids Fun Run and the mileage will be less than 1 mile. If they prefer to
run in the 5k the regular registration will be required.
The YMCA offers a 5k challenge to all corporations who can register a
team of five co-workers to run in the corporate division. This division
offers cash prize money to the top team with the lowest combined time.
In a previous 5k a team from Eaton won $250! To register your team, pick
up a team packet from the YMCA front desk, visit www.vwymca.org or
contact Julie Schaufelberger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
challenge is a lot of fun and makes the 5k more challenging and
competitive! We would love to see any organization, business or school
enter the corporate 5k challenge. The more teams that enter the 5k the
more prize money will be awarded and earn bragging rights for a year!”
stated Julie Schaufelberger, YMCA wellness director.
about this and any other programs available through the Van Wert YMCA
can be found by calling (419) 238-0443 or visiting www.vwymca.org. The
YMCA of Van Wert County is partially funded by the Van Wert County
Foundation and United Way.