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Welcome to the

Griffith Family YMCA


New Sunday schedule: the Griffith Y will be closed on Sundays until fall.

Youth Sports news

We've added some great new sports to our youth programs and registration is open now for Sports of All Sorts and Floor Hockey. Check out our Youth Sports offerings!

Sign up for Summer Camp

Traditional day camp, adventure camp and - new this year - middle school camp. Learn more about our Summer Camps.

Preschool Registration now open

Looking for preschool for your three, four or five year old? Check out our preschool programs.

New Exercise Class for Active Older Adults added to the schedule!

We've added a Flexibility & Balance class on Monday & Wednesday mornings starting the week of April 21! Learn more.

Now offering Family Friendly fitness classes!

Bring your kids ages 7-11 to any class marked with a FF on the class schedule and exercise together! Check out our Group Exercise schedule.

Now Hiring

We have a number of open positions as our membership and programs continue to grow! Check out our Jobs page for a full listing.

  • Summer Camp Staff
  • Gym Supervisor for all open gym activities.

Thank you to our sponsors

Legacy Foundation
NW Indiana Life

The Griffith Branch YMCA strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

Rock 'N' Rail 5K!

Thanks to all of the runners, volunteers and sponsors who supported the race! We're proud of everyone who braved the weather, especially the few 2 and 3 year olds who finished! 

Complete Race Results

Age Group Race Results

See you next year!

Rock 'N' Rail

Every day the Griffith Family YMCA gives back and provides support to our neighbors by offering financial assistance in many ways.  To an active member of the service and his/her family; to a low-income family for membership; to provide camp to a child who otherwise couldn't attend; to help a special needs individual socialize and get healthy in our Y who otherwise couldn't afford it.

By participating in or sponsoring the Rock N’ Rail 5K, YOU help us support YOUR community.  We hope to raise $10,000 from this event.


Race day: August 31 at Noon!

The Griffith YMCA is hosting its 2nd annual Rock N’ Rail 5K on August 31, 2013 at Noon.  The route will start and finish at the Griffith YMCA, 201 N. Boulevard, Griffith IN 46319 and travel down the newly renovated Broad St., through beautiful Central Park and ties into the Bike Trail.  The race will kick off all of the fun and excitement of the Rock N’ Rail Festival.  The area’s best bands, great food vendors and activities and all of the entertainment you can handle will immediately follow the race.  Participants over the age of 21 may receive a free beer in the beer garden.


Race Course


On or Before August 17th, 2013

  • Children 12 & younger……………...$10.00
  • All other entries……………………..….$20.00
  • *No shirt option: $4.00 off

On or After August 18th, 2013

  • All entries (no shirt available)……$25.00
  • *Race Day Registration is available from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • *No refunds


Online at https://runsignup.com/Race/IN/Griffith/RocknRails5K


Complete the race application and return it with your check payable to:

Griffith YMCA
Attn: Rock N Rail 5K
201 N Griffith Blvd.
Griffith IN 46319


Shirts are made of moisture wicking material and come in sizes Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large.


  • Friday, August 30th from 4-7pm at the Griffith YMCA
  • Race Day, Saturday, August 31st from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Griffith YMCA

race shirt

AWARDS (108 total awards!)

Awards presented to the Top Female & Male Overall; 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place finishers in each age division; Overall Clydesdale, Overall Athena; Overall Masters(Female/Male).

1st place finishers in each age division will receive a customized Rail Spike award.  2nd & 3rd place finishers will receive a custom medal.

All finishers will receive a finisher ribbon.


0-8     25-29  50-54

9-11    30-34  55-59

12-14  35-39  60-64

15-18  40-44  65-69

19-24  45-49  70+

Overall Masters (Female/Male 40 & over)


North parking lot of the YMCA, Griffith Town streets and municipal lots.  Streets along the race route will be closed at 11:45 a.m. and will reopen as the last runner passes.


Volunteers are essential in the success of the race.  Volunteer positions are available at registration, water stops, course marshals, finish line, etc.

If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please contact Race Director Carl Zurbriggen at 219-750-1082 or czurbriggen@crymca.org.


The Rock ‘N' Rail 5K is now accepting sponsors for the race.  There are many different sponsorship levels.  Being a race sponsor helps the fundraising goal and is an excellent way to promote your business within your community.  If you or your business is interested in sponsoring the 2013 Rock ‘N' Rail 5K, please contact Race Director Carl Zurbriggen at 219-750-1082 or czurbriggen@crymca.org.

Thank you to the following organizations for helping make the Rock 'N' Rail happen. Click on a logo to visit their website.

Platinum Sponsors

Members Source

Gold Sponsors

United Federal Credit Union
Insure One

Silver Sponsors

Spitz & Miller Insurance
Strack & VanTil
Dr. Gall

Metro Recycling

TLC Plumbing

Bronze Sponsors

Dunhill Tuxedos
American Legion
Hi-Rail Modular Train Club

2012 Overall Race Results

2012 Age Group Results

For more information on any aspect of the event, please contact Race Director Carl Zurbriggen at 219-750-1082 or czurbriggen@crymca.org.
The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.