Benjamin Harrison YMCA


What‘s New @ Benjamin Harrison YMCA

Indianapolis Marathon and Half Marathon

On Saturday, October 18 Lawrence will be hosting the 19th Annual Community Health Network Indianapolis Marathon and Half Marathon. There will be road closures all around the Benjamin Harrison YMCA starting at 6:00am and lasting as late as 3:30pm. We will be open our regular hours this Saturday from 7am-7pm. The center will be accessible by 56th street and the end of Lee Road.

Please see below for the links for more information about the road closures and the course of the Indianapolis Marathon and Half Marathon.

Here is the road closure summary for Saturday: Indianapolis Marathon Road Closure Summary

Here is the course map: Indianapolis Marathon Course Map

Halloween Extravaganza

Come to the Benjamin Harrison YMCA for a spooktacular Halloween!  Families are welcome to dress in costume for this event.  Activities include games, haunted house, crafts and more!

Date:  Friday, October 24th
Time:  6 pm to 8 pm
Members:  $3/Person, $12/Family, 2 & Under FREE
Guests:  $6/Person, $15/Family, 2 & Under FREE

Sign up today at the front desk!

New in Sports!

Basketball season has finally returned to the Benjamin Harrison YMCA! This seven week league is the most popular youth team sport at the Y and is a great place to teach the game to first time players and sharpen skills for return players.  Games will be held on Saturdays, with a mid week practice to be held on either Monday or Wednesday.  The season starts on October 11th. 

We also have Girls’ Volleyball Clinics starting on October 29th.  Register your daughter for this 4 session clinic!  This clinic is a good follow up to our Fall league or an excellent starter session for beginners.  Whatever your child’s skill level, this clinic is not to be missed!

Indoor Soccer Clinic is here!  Don’t get caught with the early winter blues.  Play soccer indoors at the Y!  Session will be from October 23rd through November 13th!

For additional information, please contact our Sports Coordinator, Amber Miller at 610-2692 or email her at

Preschool Enrichment Program

Join our new “Growing Minds” Program!  For ages 2-5 and 6-10 beginning August 25th!

Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:30 pm (ages 2-5)
Monday-Friday 4:30pm-8:30 pm (ages 2-10)

You can choose from 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, or 5x/week options!

Where:  The Benjamin Harrison YMCA (back of Child Watch)
Fees:    Fees cover the entire 8 week session

For additional information, please contact Carol Allen at

Looking for Donations!

Do you have toys and other items your child is no longer interested in? The Benjamin Harrison’s Preschool Enrichment Program is in need of donations!

The specific items we are needing are:


-Books (ages 2-10)

-Items for our Dramatic Play center

  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Purses
  • Shoes
  • Play clothes
  • Play food

-Building blocks

-Items for arts and crafts

For donations, please contact Carol Allen at

Sports Coaches

We are looking Sports Coaches for ALL sports!  This is a great volunteer opportunity!

Please contact our Sports Coordinator, Amber Miller at for additional information. No experience necessary – We will train you!

Join Our Small Communities!

Get connected by joining our small communities so that you can build a relationship for a lifetime.  Contact Nina Goyco for more information.  Here is the list of our small communities:

-Silver Sneakers

-Shallow Water Aerobics

-Active Older Adults

-Euchre Club

-Senior Coffee Talk

-Saturday Cyclists

-Book Club

-Benjamin Harrison Mom’s Group

-Tuesday night Volleyball

-Teen Night

YMCA MISSION: to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

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