Thank you to our 2020 sponsor!
Even though things look a little different right now in 2020, we love giving back to our community through our outreach programs. Our Applefest Race proceeds help support those causes and we didn't want to miss out..so we're going virtual! Please join us to keep going and giving!
We always knew our 30th running of the Applefest Run was going to be epic, we just didn’t realize it was going to be VIRTUAL! Our Applefest Run is so loved and well-attended, we wanted to keep our tradition going strong and are offering a virtual option this year. Last year we had almost 200 runners participate across all our races, and this year we hope to have that many as well.
Running a virtual race sounds like something that fits just right with the year 2020! Our race dates will be now through October 24. Participants need to sign up (registration information is below), run their race on a day that works best for them, record their time and submit it! That’s it!
Sound too good to be true? It's not! With running our race virtually this year, participants will be able to run during a time that is most convenient for them, allowing more racers to be able to participate. Racers that may be uncomfortable racing in a large crowd either due to COVID-19 concerns, or someone who is just starting out, will feel more comfortable running on their own at their own pace.
Here at Countryside YMCA, our facility is home to three walking/running tracks that members can use for your run. The Outdoor Track is outside by the parking lot on the side of the building. 6 laps around that track will get you to a mile. Track 1 inside, is the track located by the CSC that looks down into the Family Aquatics Center. 9 laps around Track 1 will have you at 1 mile. And Track 2, our side-by-side track, looking down into the Main Gym will get you 16 laps to the mile. A 5K is 3.1 miles, 10K is 6.2 miles, and a 15k is 9.3 miles.
If none of those options are to your liking, there are many apps you can download onto your smartphone, that will track your distance for you if you’d like to walk/run outside. Our Cardio Strength Center boasts many treadmills that members can use for your race, if you would like to walk/run inside and watch TV!
Here at Countryside YMCA, we support the community year-round with outreach efforts, membership assistance efforts and membership assistance programs designed to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. Your participation in the Applefest Run helps fund our Annual Campaign which provides YMCA activities for children, seniors, and families throughout Warren County.
|Dates||Virtual race is open from Now - October 24. You can sign up and complete your race between these dates.|
$25, includes 2020 Applefest t-shirt and finisher pin. Proceeds from this event will go towards the Countryside YMCA Annual Campaign to help support outreach programs in Warren County.
Registration is now closed for the 2020 virtual race.
|Location||You choose your own race route! If you need some ideas here's a map of previous courses. *Courses will not be marked and we do not own these courses.*|
|Submit Race Time||Once you have finished your virtual race, follow these steps to submit your official race time.|
|Race Items Pick Up||Once we get closer to the end of the race period you will be given more information about post-race item pick up. We will be in touch with the instructions for either mailing or in-person options.|
Please contact Jasmine Lee at 932 1424 ext. 140 to sign up as a sponsor for the 2020 race.