Healthy Living

Healthy Living

Improving the nation's health and well-being

Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It's about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. At the Y, it's not about the activity you choose as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside.


Special Events


2018 Memorial Day/Law Day

Hosted by the Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA and the 12th District Bar Association. Part of the Glacial Lakes Championship Running Series and timed by Pickle Events, this event just keeps getting better every year. A beautiful run/walk around Robins Island right here in Willmar.  Race fee includes complimentary ticket to Dad's Belgian Waffle Feed


Download PDF Course Map

2018 Results


2018 Turkey Leg 5K

Turkey Leg 5K Run 3.1mile run through the streets of Willmar, MN. Start and Finish at the YMCA. Walkers Welcome. Contact Leslie or visit Glacial Lakes Championship Running Series for more infromation or to volunteer.


Download PDF Registration or Register Online

2017 Results

Couch to Turkey Leg 5K

Would you like to run a 5K or maybe even a 1K?

Join us for a 10 week program in a welcoming environment designed to be an informative, fun, safe and lasting experience  for runners of all ability levels.  Goal of this program is to bring people together that want to run for the first time or enhance their current running experience.  Each week will include information on running topics, group run, and guided training plan to prepare you to participate in the Turkey Leg 5K Run/Walk, included with registration fee. 

Program meets weekly on Wednesdays for 10 weeks prior to the 5K held on Thanksgiving morning at the YMCA.  What a great, healthy way to start your holiday season! 

Download a PDF Registration or Register Online 

Group Interests

Y Run, Bike and Walk Clubs

The Y currently has Running, Walking and Biking Groups meeting for weekly group runs, walks and rides. These groups are for everyone new and experienced! The goal is to have fun moving together and share tips, techniques and experiences along the way. No registration fee, just come share in the fun of a Y group run, walk or ride! Contact Leslie for more information on group schedules.

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