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YMCAs Host 5K Races Thanksgiving Day

The Hendricks Regional Health YMCA, 301 Satori Parkway, Avon, and the Fishers YMCA, 9012 E. 126th St., Fishers, will host outdoor races at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, November 26. Proceeds from the event benefit each center’s Annual Campaign, which helps provide programs and memberships for deserving individuals and families in our community.

This is the 5th year for the Fishers YMCA’s Wishbone 5K and the event continues to grow each year, with an expectation of approximately 1,800 runners and walkers this year. The cost to participate is $30/person or $120/family of four. To celebrate our 5th year, when you register four participants, you receive the fifth registration for free! Participants can pick up their registration packets on November 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. during a free Family Fun Night at the Fishers YMCA.

For more information about the Fishers YMCA’s Wishbone 5k, contact Jake Reardon-McSoley at or 317-595-9622. Register online at

The 4th Annual Gobble Gallop at Hendricks Regional Health YMCA is $30/person or $80/team (up to four people). This year’s race is sponsored by Hendricks Regional Health, The Skillman Corporation, Hendricks County Flyer, Visit Hendricks County, Chick fil A and Frye Electric! Packet pick-up and registration will be available on November 25 from 8 to 10 am, 1 to 3 pm and 4 to 8 pm at the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA.

For more information about the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA’s Gobble Gallop contact Alysson Baise, Sports Director, at 317-273-9622 or register online at

Packet pick-up and registration will also be available on race morning at each location from 6:45 to 7:30 a.m.

YMCA & Franciscan St. Francis Health Poised for CityWay Opening

An already-thriving Downtown Indianapolis will soon have new neighbors.

Meet Indy’s new health and wellness dream team: Franciscan St. Francis Health and the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis will open their doors Dec. 15 at CityWay. This sprawling facility will enable both organizations to offer a unique blend of health care and wellness programs to the public.

“This is a natural partnership and it combines the strength of the clinical services our hospital provides with the depth of health-focused programs for which the YMCA is so well known,” said Dr. James Callaghan, president and chief executive officer for Franciscan St. Francis. “It is an innovative collaboration in every sense and serves the Downtown community in many ways.”

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Free Week of Access to Military Families in Honor of Veterans Day

Press Release, 11/5/2015

November is Military Family Month, providing Americans the opportunity to recognize the dedication, sacrifice and service of military personnel and their families. In honor of Veterans Day on November 11, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is providing an entire week of access to its facilities to all veterans, active duty military and their families, November 9-15.  

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The Y Helps People of All Ages Reach their Goals

WISH TV, Ch. 8 News, 11/3/2015

Carol is 75 years old and a member of the Jordan YMCA’s MultiFit group. She recently began participating in triathlons and has become an inspiration to all!

Hoaglin’s Cafe Moving into New YMCA at CityWay

Indy Star, 11/2/2015

Hoaglin’s announced it will run the café at the new YMCA at CityWay.

Cooking Classes for Kids

Indy’s Child, 10/28/2015

The Baxter YMCA offers Cooking Classes for kids. The class includes seven sessions and targets families who have children ages 3-5.

Y Employee Receives Early Career Award in Public Health Practice

Indiana Public Health Celebration & Hulman Awards, 10/14/2015

Congratulations to Chelsy Winters, ‎Associate Director of Health Partnership, YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, for receiving the Early Career Award in Public Health Practice. Chelsy was recognized at this year’s 31st Annual Indiana Public Health Celebration & Hulman Awards.

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

WISH TV Ch. 8 News, 10/6/2015

The Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program was featured as one of Channel 8’s Great Health stories. To sign-up for one of our upcoming classes or more information call 317.266.9622 or visit

Revitalization of the the Avondale Meadows Area

Indy Star, 9/25/2015

More excitement about the revitalization of the Avondale Meadows area. The Avondale Meadows YMCA opened more than two years ago and now Save-a-lot and Goodwill stores are also planning to be built.

Grand Opening Activities Announced for YMCA at CityWay

Press Release, 10/28/2015

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis announces grand opening activities for the city’s first full-service downtown Y, the YMCA at CityWay.   Read more…

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