2020 Healthy Community Race Series: Sponsored by BlueShield of Northeastern New York

The 2020 Race Series is finally here! We have a race for everyone: 5Ks, Duathlons, Triathlons, a 10K, and a Half Marathon! Commit to being active this year by registering for one or all of our upcoming races!

Indoor Triathlon

In this indoor triathlon, participants will complete a 10 minute swim, 30 minute bike, and 20 minute run. Earn points based on the number of laps or miles completed in the allotted time. This annual event will be held Sunday, March 8, 2020. First heat will go off at 7:00am. Come join us for fun and fitness at our Indoor Triathlon!

We also want to thank our Platinum Sponsor, BlueShield of Northeastern New York for making this event possible.

Date:  Sunday, March 8th, 2020

Time: 7:00am

Location: Guilderland YMCA

Delmar Duathlon

Bring your whole family to this exciting celebration of healthy living in our community! Join us for our 2 mile run, 10 mile bike, and two mile run. This event is hosted by the Bethlehem YMCA in partnership with the Town of Bethlehem.

We also want to thank our Platinum Sponsor, BlueShield of Northeastern New York for making this event possible.

Date:  Sunday, April 26th, 2020

Time: 8:00am

Location: Elm Avenue Town Park


26th Annual Anyone Can Tri Triathlon in Memory of Chris Gleason and Kids Can Tri Too


The Southern Saratoga YMCA is proud to announce that registration is open for the 26th Annual Anyone Can Tri Triathlon in Memory of Chris Gleason and Kids Can Tri Too!  With an early date in the season,  pool swim and heavy presence of volunteers on the course, this is the perfect Triathlon to get started with or to use as a gauge of winter training effectiveness.

Our race honors Clifton Park native and triathlete Chris Gleason who passed away at the age of 40 after completing the Philadelphia Marathon on November 20th, 2011. Chris was inspired by his wife Jenny, his mother Dale, and his sister Cara to begin running seriously in 2004. His first race was the Chicago Marathon with Cara and his lifelong friend Mike Curtis. Later, he encouraged Cara to become a triathlete and they completed the Ironman in Lake Placid together. Chris and his wife Jenny enjoyed running and biking together, often with their children, all over Clifton Park and the Adirondacks. In July of 2011 Chris finished his third Ironman race in just 10 hours, finishing 62nd out of over 2,900 competitors. He was an inspiration to other triathletes and encouraged many beginners to get into the sport, volunteering his time to help training many of them.

Online registration closes on Thursday, April 30th at 10:00am. There will be no day of registration for the adult triathlon.

Date: Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Time: 8:00am (Adults), 11:00am (Kids)

Location: Southern Saratoga YMCA

Cost of Attendance: Adults: $50 single, $110 teams, Kids: $20 pre-registration, $30 day-of

Spring Into Summer 5K

Join us for the Greene County YMCA’s Spring into Summer 5k on June 13, 2020. Starting and ending in front of Coxsackie-Athens High School, this flat, fast course will take you through residential areas and on rural roads with beautiful scenic views. It’s a great race for both experienced and novice runners. Walkers are also welcome. Medals will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in each age group. All participants will receive a T-shirt. Bring the whole family to this celebration of healthy living in our community!

Date: Saturday, June 13th, 2020

Time: 8:30am

Location: Coxsackie-Athens High School

Cost of Attendance: $20

Happy Hump Day 5K

We are bringing back the mid-week summer classic! Join us on hump day to race on our PR friendly fast and flat course. This race is a great way to end your summer, so register today!

Online registration closes on Tuesday, August 18th at 12:00pm.

Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Time: 6:15pm Start Time

Location: Southern Saratoga YMCA

Cost of Attendance: $20

Duanesburg Triathlon

The Duanesburg Triathlon is an event the whole family can enjoy! Swim (325 yards), Bike (10 miles), and Run (3.1 Miles).

Swim: The swim portion of the race begins at beautiful Mariaville Lake. We will have an out and back swim. Bike: The bike begins on Batter St. and winds around the lake onto Rte. 159. Riders will then take a right onto Lake Road and bike through the scenic area near Featherstonhaugh Lake, and Lake Road’s State and County forests. At the end of Lake Road, bikers will turn left onto Churches Rd. and right on Mudge Rd, right onto Skyline Dr., left onto Knight Rd. At this point participants will take a left onto 20 and a right onto Rte. 395. Run: The last leg is the run, which starts at Bassett Health and finishes in Front of the Duanesburg YMCA. The run transition will be stationed at Basset Health.

You can do the triathlon as a team or as yourself!

Date: Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Time: 9:00am

Location: Mariaville B&B and Duanesburg YMCA

Cost of Attendance: $60 for Individuals and $80 for Teams (non-refundable).

Trick-or-Trek 5K

Celebrate Halloween and be healthy with Troy YMCA’s festive 5K fun run/walk through historic Oakwood Cemetery! You’ll trek alongside gravestones, gargoyles, and ghouls as you make your way through the cemetery. Runners beware, you might just encounter a few tricks along the way! This event is for participants ages 14 and up!

Plus there will be a 1 mile kids fun run for ages 13 and under!

Date: Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Time: 9:00am to 11:00am

Location: Oakwood Cemetery, Troy

Cost of Attendance:  $25 member, $10 kids fun run

Save the Dates!

Saturday, July 11th: Guilderland Duathlon – Guilderland, NY

Saturday, August 15th:  Camp Chingachgook Challenge 10K and Half Marathon – Lake George, NY

Wednesday, August 19th: Hump Day 5K – Clifton Park, NY

Saturday, September 12th: Greene Y Tri – Athens, NY

Sunday, September 27th: Muddy Sneakers Trail Run 5K – Glenville, NY