Runs and Races

The Y is a positive force in West Michigan.

Every day, our community faces new challenges that create a greater need for the work we do to break down barriers and create access for all. From tackling the achievement gap to teaching healthy habits, or giving people the chance to strengthen our community through volunteering – everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. Y donors, volunteers, members and partners make the difference. Together, we take on the challenges that shape the future of West Michigan.

Race Calendar

Training Resources

4 Nutrition Tips to Optimize Your Training

Proper training and nutrition can be the key to your success. Without the right nutrient intake, athletic performance can be negatively affected.

Strength Training, Trail Running: A Runner’s Best Strategy

Strength training is one of the most beneficial and underutilized routines a runner can incorporate to improve overall muscle strength, stamina, and endurance, as well as reduce the risk of injury.