Event Cancellation

The YMCA has made the difficult decision to cancel the YMCA Run for the Kids on April 19th, 2020.  Our YMCA is responding to COVID-19 across all programs and service areas, including events. The health and safety of participants, volunteers, providers and staff is extremely important to us. 

We will make every attempt to make sure the YMCA Run for the Kids is rescheduled in the future and will ensure that we communicate with you once a new date is set. 

We understand that many of you registered in this race because you believe in the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign and the support that it provides to local children, youth and families. 

If you would like your registration fees to be donated to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, no action is required! 100% of your fee will be used to send local children to camp, provide them with a YMCA membership or register them in swim lessons, recreation programs and leadership programs, regardless of their family’s financial situation.

If you would like a refund, please email cindy.mytruk@ceo.ymca.ca. Your patience is appreciated during this process. 

We want to take this chance to thank you for supporting the YMCA. This is certainly a challenging time for everyone and the current situation will no doubt have an impact on the communities we serve.  Your continued support is appreciated. 

If you would like to know more about the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, please click here. 

All the best, 

YMCA Run for the Kids team

 Event Options Until
December 31, 2019
January 1-31, 2020
February 1 –
April 19, 2020
10K Run




5K Run/Walk




2 x 5K Run/Walk
(price for team of 2)




Kids Super Hero
Fun Run/Walk
$20.00 $20.00 $20.00
Student RateMust show valid Student ID (not available online) 10K Run/Walk $35 5K Run/Walk $25


Online Registration is Now Open!

ITS YOUR RACE                         


By Mail/In Person Registration

Print Registration Form and mail with cheque (made payable to YMCA of Central East Ontario) to:
Run Registry, YMCA of Central East Ontario – Balsillie Family Branch, 123 Aylmer Street South, Peterborough ON K9J 3H8


Please help us raise funds to make sure that ALL children have the opportunity to participate in programming, lessons, day camps and leadership training at the YMCA. Collect pledges by downloading our pledge form below. Thank you for helping local children!

Pledge Form

Where the Money Goes    

YMCA Strong Kids Campaign

The YMCA Run has raised close to One Million dollars, an average of more than $25,000 per year in support of the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign. The YMCA’s annual Strong Kids Campaign is focused on raising much needed financial support for deserving children, teens and families who are unable to afford the full cost of participation in a YMCA program activity.

Participating in this event is not only fun and healthy; it’s providing an important foundation for our youth that will have far reaching benefits for them, their families and our community.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors