Special Events


Adults 18 years and older.
Saturday, July 13th
Weigh –in will take place at 9:00am in the free-weight room. The competition will begin immediately after.
Clay County YMCA Free Weight Room
COST: $20
Registration will be open now through July 8th. Late registration will be available through July 12th. An additional $10 fee will be charged to all late registrants. Get your registration form here.
Refunds will not be granted.
Three weight classes will be permitted to participate:
Light Weight Class 125-150lbs
Mid Weight Class 151-185lbs
Heavy Weight Class 186lbs+
Bench Press
There will be one judge per event. Scoring will be kept on excel spreadsheets. Participants with the strongest weight in each category will win.
Medals will be given to the winner and first runner up in each category and weight class. An award will also be presented to the best overall in each weight class.
All participants and spectators will be required to support the YMCA sports philosophy which is based on participation, fun, physical fitness, teamwork and fair play. Failure to follow these guidelines can result in your removal from the event.
Wraps and weight lifting belts will be the only additional equipment permitted.
Details are available by contacting the YMCA front desk staff at 442–6761 or email Shane at schesshir@ymcaswv.org.

Riddell National BankThree Race Series

The Heart Throb 5k, Firecracker 5k, and Turkey Trot combined make for the Clay County YMCA Three Race Series. To support the YMCA fitness department and sponsor the three race series, contact Nicole Fry at nfry@ymcaswv.org. Thank you Riddell National Bank for being our three race series title sponsor!

Heart Throb 5k

Join the Vigo County YMCA annual Valentine's Day run/walk benefiting the YMCA's Annual Campaign and Financial Assistance program. Stay tuned for details on the 2020 race!

This 5k race will begin and end at the Vigo County YMCA!

We will have a pre-race packet pickup on Friday February 22 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Race Day packet pickup and registration will take place from 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Both of these activities will take place at the Vigo County YMCA

*T-shirts are guaranteed for early registrants.

Register today at heartthrob.itsyourrace.com or pick up a registration form at the YMCA.

If you are interested in partnering with the YMCA and supporting our cause, contact Erin Gregory at egregory@ymcaswv.org.

Firecracker 5K registration is open!

Join the YMCA's patriotic race on June 29th that takes place every year at the Clay County Y. Participants run/walk 3.1 miles in support of the Y and receive a free t-shirt! The cost to register is $20 for early registration (June 15th), and $25 for late registration (after June 15th). Stay tuned for dates and more information on this year’s race.

Registration Form

Turkey Trot 5K

Over 200 community members came out to support the YMCA and run for Turkey this past year at our annual Turkey Trot 5k! This race takes place on Thanksgiving morning right at the YMCA in Brazil. Early registration is $20, ($25 for late registration) and includes a free t-shirt!

Support the Clay County YMCA Three Race Series and become a sponsor today! Contact Erin Gregory at egregory@ymcaswv.org for more information.

Family Fun Night and Monster Mile Dash

Saturday, October 27

Come in your Halloween best to the YMCA Family Fun Night for games, treats and the Monster Mile Dash presented by Riddell National Bank!


  • 4:00-6:00pm at the Y
  • Games and activities for all ages
  • FREE Chili
  • Candy and healthy treats
  • Costume judging contest
  • Join the Monster Mile Dash for just $10 per person. Sign up today at the Clay County YMCA.

Breakfast with Santa

Every December the Y welcomes the community to join us for breakfast with Santa in the YMCA community room. Breakfast will be served for our participants and children will have the opportunity to sit with Santa and write a letter to be delivered in our special Santa Mail Box! Face painting will also be offered to our guests.