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YMCA Races, Triathlons, and Fun Runs embody the Y’s cause by being available for all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. These races give adults, children, and families the ability to raise their spirits and their heartbeats through fun and competitive races that benefit the community.

By participating in our races, you help raise money and awareness that directly benefit our Community Integrated Health initiatives, such as LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, YMCA Diabetes Prevention program, and more!

2023 Events

Dirty Dozen 5K & Fun Run Obstacle Mud Run

Whether you're navigating the 3.1-mile course as an individual or team, participants in the Dirty Dozen 5K Obstacle Mud Run will be challenged as they race through more than a dozen obstacles that test their strength, agility, and stamina. 

Registration is open for this year's race: September 16, 2023!

YMCA Mistletoe Half Marathon, 5K and Fun Run

A Run In The Cold Can Warm The Heart

The Mistletoe Half Marathon, 5K, and Fun Run was back in 2021! Thank you so much for a fantastic year. We were able to raise over $57,000 and 100% of the proceeds go to help local children be healthy. See you at the 40th Annual Mistletoe Run on December 2, 2023! Registration opens June 1.

5K Dash and "Splash" Run/Walk and Fun Run

As part of the Best Day Ever on Saturday, May 27 at the Kernersville Family YMCA, we'll have our inaugural 5K Dash and "Splash" Run/Walk and Fun Run. Run or walk our all new 5k course. After you successfully achieve that goal you have the option to jump in the outside pool to cool off. 

Our Mission: "Helping all people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body."