Special Events

Red Cross Blood Drive

Please join us and the American Red Cross for a blood drive at the Vigo County YMCA. Appointments are available from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please schedule an appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org.

Learn to Sketch


Join instructor Linda Lou Rogers for an introduction to sketching! Open to all levels - this class will leave you with a new skill and appreciation for art.

Thursdays in April
All supplies included


Riddell National Bank Three 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 Kaylee Maffioli at kmaffioli@ymcaswv.org. Thank you Riddell National Bank for being our three race series title sponsor!

Heart Throb 5k

Thank you to all of our participants and sponsors who supported the YMCA annual Valentine's Day run/walk benefiting the YMCA's wellness department in Vigo County. Over 100 participants joined the run for love and heart health!

Check out some highlights from 2020!

Firecracker 5K

Join the YMCA's patriotic race on the weekend leading up to July 4th 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 the 2020 race.

Turkey Trot 5K Registration is open!

Over 200 community members come out to support the YMCA and run for Turkey 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! Download a registration form below and sign up today.

Support the Clay County YMCA Three Race Series and become a sponsor today! Contact Nicole Fry at nfry@ymcaswv.org for more information.

Click Here To Download the Registration Form


Join fellow YMCA members for Bingo during our themed monthly pitch-in lunches on the selected Thursday of every month for just $2 per person following Silver Sneakers at 11:15am! Below are the event dates and themes:

September 26thOktoberfest! Put on your lederhosen and pull out the schnitzel!

October 31stHappy Halloween! Sweet Treats and Stews for all hallows eve.

November 21stGourds, chili, football, and fun at this month’s fall feature!

December 19thFavorite holiday dish! Merry Christmas!

Healthy Kids Day at the YMCAs of the Wabash Valley

Looking for ways to awaken a child’s imagination and inspire healthy choices? Every spring the YMCA hosts its single largest national event dedicated to youth: Healthy Kids Day! We will feature games, physical activity, fresh ideas for caretakers, healthy snacks and more. Stay tuned for dates and additional information.

Fall Festival

Every October the YMCA hosts the annual fall festival right here at the YMCA! During the event children can play games at the Y, do seasonal arts and crafts, trick or treat, and more all for free. To make a candy or cash donation, or to bring a vehicle, please contact Ali Weber at aweber@ymcaswv.org. Stay tuned for details regarding the 2019 event.

Turkey Burn is November 29th - Bring Your Family for FREE!

Stop by the YMCA on the morning after Thanksgiving for a real BURN! Our instructors feature more classes than any other day of the year to help members and their families burn off those extra Thanksgiving calories. Stay tuned for a full schedule! We are open to the community!

A Community Christmas is December 14th

Every Christmas the YMCA welcomes in Santa Claus for a special reading of traditional biblical Christmas story. This event, free to the community, provides youth the chance to meet Santa Claus, take a photo, enjoy breakfast, Christmas treats and crafts in the Y main gym. Call 812-23-8446 for information on this year's event, or to sponsor to help the Y offset costs.