YMCA Branch Name

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

Welcome to the

Griffith Family YMCA


Saturday class change: Step class @ 9:30am on 9/20/14 will be canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience! We hope to see you next week!

Now open Sundays

Our fall hours came back into effect this month and we are now open Sundays from 1 - 5 p.m. 

Now Hiring: Lead Teacher for Early Learning Center

View this job and other current openings on our Jobs Page.

New Program: Parent's Night Out

Leave your children with us while you run errands or have a date night! We have great activities planned: seasonal crafts, healthy snacks and a kid-appropriate movie. Children will also enjoy time in the gym, games, as well as movie and Pizza! You need to register 24 hours in advance of the date. Visit our Welcome Center to set up a reservation!

  • Dates: October 11, November 8, December 13
  • Time: 6 - 10 p.m.
  • Ages: 3-11yrs
  • Fees: Members: Flat rate of $20 / $15 for each additional sibling. Non-Members: Flat rate of $25 / $20 for each additional sibling. All fees due at reservation

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 who came out on race day! Read more about this year's race: Griffith YMCA Has a Rockin' Time at 2014 Rock 'n' Rail 5K

race start
family at race

Race day photos provided by Ideas In Motion. Click here to see more.


Previous Results


This event’s proceeds goes towards the Y’s Financial Assistance Program to ensure all low-income children, adults and families may participate in membership in programs. Contact Race Director Carl Zurbriggen to see how far your contribution can go and how your business can be promoted:  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

True Lux Car Wash Bill's Grill
Strack & VanTil

United Federal

Silver Sponsors

Jay Platt DDS Dr. Gall Dentistry SM insurance

Puntillo & Crane

NWIndiana Life

Leber Construction


TLC plumbing

Bronze Sponsors

Dunhill Tuxedos Alkon Hi-Rail Modular Train Club Culver's
Smoothie King Theatre at the Center Hoosier Sports Cakes by Karen


The route will start and finish at the Griffith YMCA and travel down the recently renovated Broad St., through beautiful Central Park and ties into the Erie Lackawanna 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 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.

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 Course

Awards presented to the Top Female & Male Overall; 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place finishers in each age division; 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.AWARDS (106 total awards!)

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.

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.