Special Events

Special Events

 

 

 

Grand Prix Race 1: Harwinton Hills Run

All Locations
4/21/24 - 4/21/24
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Kick off the spring season with YMCA’s first ever Harwinton Run! Run or walk the scenic 3.5 mile course beginning at the Harwinton Library Sports Complex (Bentley Road, Harwinton CT). A 2 mile walk is also available so that all fitness levels can enjoy the fun.

Prizes will be awarded to overall winners and age categories winners. The Harwinton Run is the first race in Northwest CT YMCA’s 2024 Grand Prix Race Series. All money raised during the series goes to support financial assistance so that everyone has a chance to learn, grow and thrive at the Y!

Ages 5+

Race begins at 10am

Prices

Early Registration (through April 11, includes t-shirt): $30

Late Registration (no t-shirt): $30

Day of Race (no t-shirt): $35


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
Early Registration (includes t-shirt) 2/12/24 4/11/24 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 30.00$ 30.00
Late Registration (no t-shirt) 4/12/24 4/19/24 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 30.00$ 30.00
Day of Race (no t-shirt) 4/21/24 4/21/24 Online / Front Desk $ 35.00$ 35.00$ 35.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
04/21/24
Su
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Grand Prix Race 2: Run With the Animals @ Action Wildlife

All Locations
5/19/24 - 5/19/24
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Come join us in this 5K run through the beautiful Action Wildlife Zoo in Goshen, Connecticut. The run will take you through a unique collection of animals spanning 6 of the 7 continents! Everything from African Zebra and Watusi Cattle, Asian Water Buffalo Vietnamese Potbelly Pig, South American Llama, North American Bison and Elk, Scottish Cattle, Russian Boar, Australian Emu, and many more!

Prizes will be awarded to overall winners and age categories winners. The Run with the Animals is the second race in Northwest CT YMCA’s 2024 Grand Prix Race Series. All money raised during the series goes to support financial assistance so that everyone has a chance to learn, grow and thrive at the Y!  

T-shirts are only available if you register by 11:59pm on May 9.

Action Wildlife is located at 337 Torrington Road, Goshen CT


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
Early Registration w/shirt 2/12/24 5/9/24 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 30.00$ 30.00
Late Registration w/o shirt 5/10/24 5/17/24 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 30.00$ 30.00
Day of Registration 5/19/24 5/19/24 Online / Front Desk $ 35.00$ 35.00$ 35.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
05/19/24
Su
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Grand Prix Race 3 : Krazy KIDS One Mile Obstacle Run

All Locations
6/23/24 - 6/23/24
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The Krazy Kids One Mile Obstacle Run race at Camp Moe (1145 Brandy Hill Rd, Torrington, CT) is for ages 6-12.  This race will kick off at 10 am. 

T-shirts are only available if you register by 11:59pm on 6/13.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
Early Registration w/shirt 2/12/24 6/13/24 Online / Front Desk $ 15.00$ 15.00$ 15.00
Late Registration w/o shirt 6/14/24 6/21/24 Online / Front Desk $ 15.00$ 15.00$ 15.00
Day of Registration 6/23/24 6/23/24 Online / Front Desk $ 20.00$ 20.00$ 20.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/23/24
Su
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Grand Prix Race 4: Canaan Railroad Days Run

All Locations
7/13/24 - 7/13/24
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The Canaan Railroad Days Run is a Running race in Canaan, Connecticut consisting of a 5 Mile Run.

This event is a competitive 5 mile road race, with the option to take part in a 2 mile walk as well. Set in the heart of beautiful Canaan, the Railroad Days Run takes place on the final day of the town’s annual Railroad Days, which provides fun for the whole family.

At the Y, we believe that families who play together, stay together. Our Grand Prix Race Series is a fantastic way for a family to share healthy values. Together, we can participate in a walk or run to benefit those who cannot afford the cost of Y programs.

The goal of the Y Grand Prix Race Series is to provide events that bring families closer together, encourage good health and foster connections through fitness, fun and shared interests. Proceeds from the Race Series support financial assistance with the goal of ensuring that everyone regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at the Y.

T-shirts are only available if you register by 11:59pm on 7/3.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
Early Registration w/shirt 2/12/24 7/3/24 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 30.00$ 30.00
Late Registration w/o shirt 7/4/24 7/11/24 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 30.00$ 30.00
Day of Registration 7/13/24 7/13/24 Online / Front Desk $ 35.00$ 35.00$ 35.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
07/13/24
Sa
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Grand Prix Race 5: Highland Lake 5K

All Locations
9/15/24 - 9/15/24
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Enjoy a scenic 5K trek around beautiful Highland Lake in Winsted! This course presents a challenge as it is mostly flat course but does consist of a few gradual climbs.

The 2-Mile walk option means that this event is fun for all!

The Highland Lake 5K marks the third race in the Northwest CT YMCA’s Grand Prix Race Series, with the final event coming in October.

All monies raised during the Race Series go to support those who need the Y most, subsidizing memberships and programs for those who cannot afford it.

All participants (INCLUDING KIDS!) will receive an official event T-Shirt if registered by 11:59pm on 9/5.

All participants 21 and over will receive one free beverage from Little Red Barn Brewers!

Event Schedule:

Sunday, Sept 15, 2024

Check-in/ race bag pick-up and Race Day Registration: 8:30 AM until 9:55 AM

Race Starts 10:00 AM

Refreshments after the race

Awards immediately following the race

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
Early Registrant with T-Shirt 2/12/24 9/5/24 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 30.00$ 30.00
Late Registrant, No T-Shirt 9/6/24 9/13/24 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 30.00$ 30.00
Day of Registration 9/15/24 9/15/24 Online / Front Desk $ 35.00$ 35.00$ 35.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
09/15/24
Su
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Grand Prix Race 6: OctoberFast 5K Trail Run

All Locations
10/20/24 - 10/20/24
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Enjoy a wonderful 5K run through the beautiful property that is also home to one of the best brewery’s around – Norbrook Farm! The run has a little of everything, taking runners along the pristine trails of the property, into the fields, and, yes, you guessed it, finishing at the brewery itself. It’s a beautiful way to spend a fall morning.

All participants over 21 will receive a complimentary drink ticket to enjoy a refreshing beverage from the brewery!

Prizes will be awarded to overall winners and age categories winners after the event. The Norbrook Farm 5K Trail Run is the final race in Northwest CT YMCA’s Grand Prix Race Series. All money raised during the series goes to support financial assistance so that everyone has a chance to learn, grow and thrive at the Y!

All adult registrants will receive an official event T-Shirt if registered by 11:59pm on 10/10.

Event Schedule:

Race Bag Pickup & Race Day Registration Open 8:30 AM until 9:55 AM

Race starts at 10:00 AM

Awards immediately following the race

Refreshments after the race

Interested in sponsoring this years run? Contact us at [email protected]


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
Early Registrant with T-Shirt 2/12/24 10/10/24 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 30.00$ 30.00
Late Registrant, No T-Shirt 10/11/24 10/18/24 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 30.00$ 30.00
Day of Registration 10/20/24 10/20/24 Online / Front Desk $ 35.00$ 35.00$ 35.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
10/20/24
Su
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Gym & Swim (Winsted YMCA)

Winsted
4/16/24 - 4/19/24
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Change up your routine and join Winsted Y’s Gym & Swim during vacation in April!

9am-4pm


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
2/21/24 4/19/24 Online / Front Desk $ 25.00$ 25.00$ 25.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
04/16/24
Tu - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration
Closed on
04/15/2024
04/17/24
We - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Session is Full
04/18/24
Th - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Closes
04/17/2024
04/19/24
Fr - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Closes
04/18/2024

Senior Prom

Winsted
5/24/24 - 5/24/24
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Join us for our first ever “Senior Prom” at the Winsted Y, where you will enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing. First, a pasta dinner will be served with desserts by Railway Café. Then, dance the night away while a DJ plays all of your favorite songs from the past. This night is sure to bring you back to when there were always dances at the Y!


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
3/21/24 5/17/24 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 30.00$ 30.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
05/24/24
Fr - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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