clouds with a running shoe, Healthy Kids Day, Awaken summer imagination 5k Run, sponsored by Front Street Insurance and Frankenmuth Insurance

The first ever Grand Traverse Bay YMCA 5k is happening – THIS YEAR!

Come run with us on Healthy Kids Day, April 27th to jumpstart a healthy summer as a family.

APRIL 27th 2019, 9:30am start time


The YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day is a fun opportunity for families to get geared up for summer activities with the Y.

And what better way to kick that off than with a 5K! Participants will traverse the Buffalo Ridge Trail behind the West YMCA starting at 9:30am and enjoy the Healthy Kids Day festivities upon completion.

Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult and all family members are encouraged to participate – run or walk, just do it together!

Blue T-shirt with cloud logo and running shoe that says Healthy Kids Day, Awaken Summer Imagination 5k


  • Race T-shirt for each running participant
  • Vendor booths with drinks and pre/post race snacks
  • Running bib with chip timing services


Registration is available up until race day – but proactive planners get their race t-shirt guaranteed!

February 15th – April 15th:

Individual: $30.00, T-shirt guaranteed

Parent & Child: $30.00, T-shirt guaranteed

Family (2 adults, 2 Children): $60.00, T-shirt guaranteed

April 16th – April 27th:

Individual: $30.00, T-shirt not guaranteed

Parent & Child: $30.00, T-shirt not guaranteed

Family (2 adults, 2 Children): $60.00, T-shirt not guaranteed

*Children in strollers do not require registration. All runners or walkers will require registration.*


All ages are welcome to participate, we do ask that participants with strollers or who will be walking wait for the second start at 9:40am


Even though we love your furry friends, we are asking that you keep them home for this run.

The trail is too narrow, and to ensure the safety and well being of all participants, we do not have room for pets to participate.

Have questions or need more information?

Email Stephanie Carpenter, our Wellness Director!

Register for the Healthy Kids Day 5k