Chase the Sun Fun Run & 5K

Join us for our Annual Chase the Sun Fun Run & 5k at Healthy Kids Day! Healthy Kids Day is the YMCA's National Initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. We have a full afternoon planned of activities for all ages!

From 2-4 PM families can join us for a free afternoon of active games on the blacktop, healthy snacks, and unlimited trips down slide-zilla. Boating, Archery, and Ropes will all be open to families during this time!

At 4:15 PM we will begin our Annual "Chase the Sun" Event which will include the following races: A 100 yard dash for ages 6 and below, A 1/2 Mile Fun Run for ages 12 and below, and a 5k Cross Country Race for ages 12 and up! Every participant will receive a t-shirt with registration, and the top three finishers in each age bracket will be recognized. The registration fee for our 1/2 mile fun run is $5 and the 5k fee is your choice of $10, $20, or $30 per participant.

This race will support an amazing program (see below) so it's up to you to determine what the right price is for you and your family! You can register at

This event has been planned to support our Race 4 Chase Program at Camp Ingersoll. Chase Kowalski was amazing child who lost his life at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut who loved to run. To honor his legacy, The Race 4 Chase Triathlon Program was created to provide youth with a fun, life-changing experience by introducing them to the sport of triathlon. Race 4 Chase is a free, 6-week, ½ day, summer triathlon training program at YMCA Camp Ingersoll. The program is designed give children the opportunity to have fun and meet new friends while improving, or gaining, the skills necessary to participate in a youth triathlon. Your participation in this year's "Chase the Sun 5K" will directly support the 2021 Race 4 Chase Summer Program as all proceeds will go directly to funding this program.

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