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Races and Challenges

Having fun can improve your health. Try a YMCA race, fitness challenge or triathlon.

Join one of our themed fitness challenges that are a great way to make new friends. Enjoy accountability and see results as your team works with a Y Certified Trainer*. Also features: pre and post fitness assessments, goal setting, weekly nutrition aid from a registered dietitian, special events, and team competitions.

* Y Certified Trainer only available for New You, Summer Slim Down, and Fall Fit Challenges

  • 100 Mile Swim Club Challenge yourself to swim 100 miles over the course of a year and earn a a free t-shirt. (Included in membership)

  • Racquetball Tournament (February) - Test your skills on the court with this annual event for all skill levels at the Downtown YMCA. (Fees apply)

  • New You 12-Week Challenge (February-April) - Get support from a Y expert personal trainer who will help you achieve maximum results and reach your goals in the Y's 12-week New You Challenge! Feel better as you lose weight, boost energy and tone muscles while you make new friends. Meets 3 times/week. (Fees apply)
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  • Battle of the Bulge (Thanksgiving-New Year’s) - Avoid weight gain over the holidays and finish the year strong with a personal challenge. (Fees apply)

  • Group Exercise 12-Class Challenge (Thanksgiving-New Year's) - Stay active through the holidays with this challenge to attend 12 YMCA group exercise classes. (Fees apply)

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Put yourself to the test of an indoor or outdoor triathlon featuring swimming, running and biking.

2018 Triathlon Calendar

  • January 28 - Downtown YMCA (indoor)
  • March 11 - Andover YMCA (indoor)
  • May 6 - Northwest YMCA (indoor/outdoor)

Triathlon Distances

  • Indoor: Swim 400 yds, Bike 6 mi, Run 2 mi
  • Indoor/outdoor: Swim 500 yds, Bike 12 mi, Run 2.8 mi

4 Week Progressive Training

  • 3 different Specialized Group Trainings offered to improve your skills: swimming, cycling, and running
  • For all skill levels
  • Offered at the Andover, Downtown, and Northwest YMCAs
  • Each training meets 1x per wk for 4 weeks
  • Begins in November - sign-up at your Y for 1 or all 3 disciplines
  • Fee: $35 per session Group Training for each discipline meets 1x/wk for 4 weeks

Point System
Overall awards based on all 3 Triathlons, applies to each age group per race. All events chip-timed.

  • 1st place - 12 pts
  • 2nd place - 10 pts
  • 3rd place - 8 pts


  • Which bikes are used for each tri?
    Upright cybex for Andover and Downtown, BYOB for Northwest
  • Should I change after swimming?
    It's up to you but it adds to your time
  • What should I wear?
    Something suitable for running, cycling and getting wet
  • When will I know my start time?
    Andover and Downtown do a heat style race, and Northwest does a serpentine
  • Can I sign up and get the same start time as my friend?
    We can't guarantee start times or swim times.
  • Am I guaranteed a shirt?
    Yes, if signing up a month in advance for your specific shirt size.