Special Events

Freezin' for a Reason

Friday, December 8 | at East End Park, Winsted CT
Spend a night on the Winsted Green, bringing awareness to the persistent issue of homelessness in our community and supporting the work of the Winsted Y Homeless Shelter. Pitch a tent, a cardboard box or sleep under the stars as you experience what it’s like to be homeless for a winter’s night.

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).

Winter Smash Pickleball Tournament

Saturday, January 13 | at the Torrington Y
Come join us for our second annual Winter Smash Pickleball Tournament! Teams will be mixed doubles, open skill levels. Each team will be guaranteed at least 3 matches. Find a partner and sign up today!

Past Events

OctoberFAST Trail Run

Sunday, October 22 | 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.

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.

KrazY Kids Run

Sunday, June 25 | 10 AM at Camp MOE Torrington CT
The Krazy Kids Obstacle Run is a one mile course through Camp MOE. Run, jump, crawl, and climb your way through a series of challenging obstacles. For ages 6-12.

Highland Lake 5K

Sunday, September 17 | 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!

Canaan Railroad Days Run

Sunday, July 16 | 10 AM 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 final day of the town’s annual Railroad Days, which provides fun for the whole family.

Run with the Animals

Sunday, May 21 | 10 AM 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!

Harwinton 3.5 Mile Run

Sunday, April 23 | 10 AM 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.