Special Events

St. Patrick's Day Dance is March 1st!

Middle School students are invited to the Clay County YMCA for a dance party in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day!

Date: March 1, 2019
Time: 8-10:30pm
Who: Students in grades 6, 7, and 8
Cost: $5 per person
An Award will be given to the most themed participant! Judging will be based on St. Patrick’s Day themed costume (we ask that participants do not wear face coverings or masks).

Tickets will be sold at the door.

Easter Egg Hunt

In April the YMCA partners with French Funeral Home to present our annual Easter Egg Hunt, a free event for the community. Children up to 12 years of age are welcome to search for treats on the grounds of the Y - and may even have the opportunity to win something big! Thank you French Funeral Home for helping the Y provide this opportunity to the community.

Battle of the Fittest

For adults 18+, join the battle every summer at Clay County YMCA! Teams of three gather for a competition featuring high intensity physical fitness such as:

  • Tire Flip
  • 1200 M Relay Run
  • Wall Balls
  • Front Squats
  • Planks
  • Farmers Walk
  • 150 DB Thrusters

And more! The cost is $75 per team. Teams can be all male, all female or coed. All proceeds benefit the YMCA fitness department. Stay tuned for dates for 2019.

Riddell National BankThree 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 Nicole Fry at nfry@ymcaswv.org. Thank you Riddell National Bank for being our three race series title sponsor!

Heart Throb 5k 2/23/2019

Join the Vigo County YMCA annual Valentine's Day run/walk benefiting the YMCA's Annual Campaign and Financial Assistance program on Saturday, February 23.

This 5k race will begin and end at the Vigo County YMCA!

We will have a pre-race packet pickup on Friday February 22 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Race Day packet pickup and registration will take place from 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Both of these activities will take place at the Vigo County YMCA

*T-shirts are guaranteed for early registrants.

Register today at heartthrob.itsyourrace.com or pick up a registration form at the YMCA.

If you are interested in partnering with the YMCA and supporting our cause, contact Erin Gregory at egregory@ymcaswv.org.

Firecracker 5K

Join the YMCA's patriotic race that takes place every year on July 4th 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, and $25 for late registration. Stay tuned for dates and more information on this year’s race.

Turkey Trot 5K

Over 200 community members came out to support the YMCA and run for Turkey this past year 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!

Support the Clay County YMCA Three Race Series and become a sponsor today! Contact Erin Gregory at egregory@ymcaswv.org for more information.

Family Fun Night and Monster Mile Dash

Saturday, October 27

Come in your Halloween best to the YMCA Family Fun Night for games, treats and the Monster Mile Dash presented by Riddell National Bank!


  • 4:00-6:00pm at the Y
  • Games and activities for all ages
  • FREE Chili
  • Candy and healthy treats
  • Costume judging contest
  • Join the Monster Mile Dash for just $10 per person. Sign up today at the Clay County YMCA.

Breakfast with Santa

Every December the Y welcomes the community to join us for breakfast with Santa in the YMCA community room. Breakfast will be served for our participants and children will have the opportunity to sit with Santa and write a letter to be delivered in our special Santa Mail Box! Face painting will also be offered to our guests.