Special Events

Highland Lake Run

Sunday, September 15 at 10 AM | in Winsted, CT
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!

OctoberFAST Trail Run

Sunday, October 20 at 10 AM | at Norbrook Farm Brewery, Colebrook, CT
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.

Wild Turkey Chase

Sunday, November 17 at 11 AM | in Torrington/Goshen, CT
This event will take runners through the Y’s Tall Timbers property located on the Torrington-Goshen border at 1145 Brandy Hill Road, Torrington). The 5k course will feature a mix of quiet country roads and private dirt roads that wind through the camp’s wooded property. A hill climb stands between runners and the finish, making sure all will earn their Thanksgiving feast. This run can also be completed as a 2 mile walk.

To sponsor any of our Grand Prix Race Series, visit our sponsorhip page or contact Willem at 860-489-3133 x107

Past Events

Pies for a Purpose

Tuesday, October 17 | at Bad Dog Brewery, Torrington, CT
Join us for our first ever Pies for Purpose charity fundraiser; a fresh take on our wildly popular Pizza Slice Wars event! Price of admission get’s you one free beverage from Bad Dog Brewery’s menu of delicious craft beers (or soft drinks for those under 21) and slices of pizza from the best restaurants in the Torrington area.

Winter Warrior Ninja Competition

Saturday, December 30 | Ages 6 and up
Calling all Ninjas! Do you have what it takes to become the Y’s Ninja Warrior Champion? Participants will have 2 chances to achieve their best overall time on our newly designed obstacle course. Registrants will receive a t-shirt with early registration (through 11:59pm on 12/21).

Harwinton Hills Run

Sunday, April 21 | in Harwinton, CT
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.

Run with the Animals

Sunday, May 19 | at Action WIldlife, Goshen
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!

KrazY Kids Run

Sunday, June 23 | at YMCA Camp M.O.E., Torrington
This one mile Obstacle run will offer fun challenges for kids ages 6 -12. Run, jump, climb, and crawl through a series of obstacles across YMCA Camp M.O.E. T-shirts available for thise registered by June 13

Railroad Days Run

Saturday, July 13 at 10 AM| in Canaan, CT
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 saturday of the town’s annual Railroad Days, which provides fun for the whole family.