Run for the Kids2020-02-21T12:56:17+00:00

Join us on Sunday April 19th, 2020 to run or walk off those winter blues in support of local children and families.

The YMCA of Central East Ontario invites runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to come out on April 19th to get outside, have fun and support the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.

All proceeds from this event directly support the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, which raises much needed resources to provide local children, youth and families with access to healthy recreation, programming and day camp opportunities, regardless of their financial situation.

With 4 different distance options, cool swag, a kids and adult after party, this event is for everyone!

 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