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NEWS FROM THE Y
It's registration week!
Registration for our next program session starts March 10 for members. Look through our Y Programs section to see what's available! Online registration is available for members. See our latest Program Guide.
More for your Membership: Fitness Classes now Free for Members
Many group exercise classes are now free to members. No need to sign up - just show up! Group Exercise Class Schedule.
Preschool Registration Opens April 1
Looking for preschool for your three, four or five year old? Check out our preschool programs.
We have a number of open positions as our membership and programs continue to grow! Check out our Jobs page for a full listing.
- Gym Supervisor for all open gym activities.
- Wellness Center Staff and more!
- Our Hammond Family YMCA branch is looking for an Aquatic Director. See full job description.
Let us know how we're doing!
This month we will be surveying our members. If you receive a survey by email please take a moment to tell us how we’re doing. Learn more about the survey.
|Thank you to the Legacy Foundation for responding and assisting in the provision of funds and support to the children of the Griffith community. Together we are building a stronger community.|
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!
See you next year!
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.
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
HOW TO REGISTER
Complete the race application and return it with your check payable to:
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to the following organizations for helping make the Rock 'N' Rail happen. Click on a logo to visit their website.