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Events This Month:

Date: OCt 21st!!!!
Halloween 5k Run/walk - Family fun run - Free family activities!!!

The Family YMCA of Fayette County Running Club is hosting a Halloween 5K Run/Walk & Family Fun Run on our new walking/running trail!!! This will be a family focused event that will include the 5K Run/Walk Race (3.1 miles or 9 laps), Family Fun Run (1 mile/3 laps, strollers are allowed on trail), a Halloween Costume Contest, Pumpkin & Face painting, Inflatables, free food, music, Halloween candy and more!!!! 5K Running age groups (subject to change): 0-11, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ Medals will be given to top 3 of each age group as well as first place finishing female and male runner.

Tentative Schedule:
7:30-8:45am: 5K Run/Walk and Family Fun Run Check-In/Registration
9:00am - 1:00pm: Free Family Activities during and after races: Pumpkin decorating, face painting, Inflatables, games and more!
9:00am: 5K Run/Walk - 9 Laps (costumes encouraged)
10:15am: Family Fun Run - 3 Laps w/Halloween Candy!!! (costumes encouraged)
11:00am: Free food at Pavilion, Halloween Costume Contest: Awards will be given to Best Individual Costume, Best Group Costume and Best Kids Costume!
Registration through October 9, 2017 for 5K Run/Walk is $25, October 10, 2017 through Race Day Registration for 5K Run/Walk is $30, Family Fun Run Registration is $10/person; All pre-registered (by October 9, 2017) 5K Runners/Walkers receive Dri-fit shirt & Family Fun Run participants receive t-shirt .

Sports Update:

Running Club: Whether you run marathons or are just starting out, our running club will give you the motivation to get started or keep going. We welcome runners and run/walkers of all abilities and paces and will provide a fun and encouraging atmosphere. The club is led by Rick Myers, who is our Board President. Rick has 10 years running experience and has ran in 28 marathons, 3 half marathons and 10 or so 5Ks. Running Days & Times - Tuesday & Thursday evenings at 6:00pm and Saturday mornings at 8:00am. We will always meet at the YMCA, 710 N Rock Island Avenue, Vandalia, Illinois 62471. Cost & Age: Free for current YMCA members; $30/year non-members; 18+

Volleyball Clinic: Two age groups will be divided based on level of age, interest and participation. Clinic will be held on the following dates: September 16, 22, 26, 28 & October 2, 6 in the John K. Ashdown Gymnasium. Weekdays Group 1 attends from 5:30-6:30pm, Group 2 attends from 6:30-7:30pm.

Fall Soccer League: Games have begun, teams will play twice/week, evenings during the week and Saturday mornings (no games scheduled on Wednesday or Sunday). Have a great Fall Soccer Season!!

Flag Football League: Games have begun, teams will play twice/week, evenings during the week and Saturday mornings (no games scheduled on Sunday). Have a great Flag Football Season!!

Class Updates:

Workout with Lynn: Will be member lead until further notice, Times will be Monday and Wednesday from 5-6pm. Join this happy group for some fun and a great workout!

Vinyasa Yoga: Are you ready to strengthen and lengthen your muscles and relax your mind? Join Malia Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30-9:30am!

Yoga Flex: New Day and Time!! Join Jessamie Monday evening at 5:30pm and also Thursday evening at 6pm.

Stretch Class: Monday & Thursday 10-10:40am. Join us for 40 minutes of Total Body Stretching to improve flexibility and performance. A yoga strap or towel is also suggested to aid in the stretching.

Circuit Training: Monday & Thursday 9-9:40am. Join us for 40 minutes of Total Body Training. Modifications are offered at each station. Minimum age is 10 (if accompanied by an adult) and 13 without an adult.

Under Construction: Time Change, now starting at 5:15am! Same great class, now easier for our early bird exerciser to enjoy.

****Child Watch: Extending Hours!!! Monday – Thursday evening!!! Times are 5pm-8pm. Cost is still just $1 per child for members and $2 per child for nonmembers