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Our Monroe Running Club Partnership!!!

The Beginning of Our Partnership

In 2021, the Green County Family YMCA partnered with the Monroe Running Club to hold a 5k and 2 mile run/walk race. The partnership was so successful, we mutually agreed to expand our offerings to 3 races in 2022, right here in our local community! Register for the race of your choice at a great low rate. Register for the entire 3-race series and get a bonus deal!

Membership Opportunity

Do you want to start running but need help knowing how to start? Are you looking for a group of friends who will help keep you motivated and focused on your goals? If you’re not yet a member of the YMCA or the Monroe Running Club (MRC), JOIN TODAY!!! The MRC has a private Facebook page for members only through which they regularly plan group runs. As a member, you’ll also have access to training plans that are designed to getting you moving faster and more confidently in just six weeks!

Freedom 5K!

Monday, July 4, 2022 at 7:30 a.m.

Celebrate your independence as you run/walk this Freedom 5K!! Located near Monroe’s 4th of July festivities, participants will take a lap through Twining Park as they celebrate the holiday. The race is family friendly. The course is the same as “Shake Your Shamrocks” but in reverse! All race participants and fans will have access to the YMCA locker rooms, immediately before and after the race. The YMCA will close at 10:00 a.m. following the race. 

Teach your little ones the joy of running by having them participate in the free 1/4 mile kids race. Race swag is not included in the free kids race, however they will receive a medal for participating. Please sign them up to help us ensure we have enough medals. The free kids race starts at 7:00 a.m.

For those who want to get their miles in, collect our cool SWAG, but plan to run the race virtually, please register using the links below and select the “I plan to run virtually” option.

YMCA and Monroe Running Club Members:

5K run/walk: $30.00

Non-Members:

5K run/walk: $40.00

Early Packet Pick-Up: Friday, July 1st from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the YMCA Front Desk

Race Day Packet Pick-Up: Monday, July 4th from 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. at the YMCA Front Desk

Included In Your Registration Fee: 

  • race bib 
  • water bottle 
  • t-shirt
  • American flag (4″ x 6″)
  • participation medal
  • top 3 male and female finisher awards

Register by Wednesday, June 15th to be guaranteed a t-shirt and water bottle!

Check out the 5K route by clicking here!

Weather/Refund Policy: Full refunds are only given if the program is canceled by the YMCA or for medical reasons with a written doctor’s note. The refund is subject to any direct expenses (i.e. T-shirt, etc.). If the race has to be cancelled for any reason, we will make every attempt to reschedule.   

Trick or Trot 5K!

Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Bravely walk/run your way along the Badger State Trail during the twilight of the night. Don’t be spooked by the crunching of the leaves or things that go bump in the night. Costumes are encouraged at this family friendly race. The course is a simple out and back in the direction toward Freeport. Please note: there will not be bathrooms available at the race. Have your little ghosts and goblins participate in the free 1/4 mile kids fun run! 

YMCA and Monroe Running Club Members:

5K run/walk: $30.00

Non-Members:

5K run/walk: $40.00

Early Packet Pick-Up: Friday, October 21st from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the YMCA Front Desk

Race Day Packet Pick-Up: Saturday, October 22nd from 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. at the trail head by Orchid (350 21st St., Monroe). 

Included In Your Registration Fee: 

  • race bib 
  • scarf 
  • glow sticks
  • candy
  • age group awards

Register by Friday, October 7th to be guaranteed a scarf!

Check out the 5K route by clicking here!

Weather/Refund Policy: Full refunds are only given if the program is canceled by the YMCA or for medical reasons with a written doctor’s note. The refund is subject to any direct expenses (i.e. T-shirt, etc.). If the race has to be cancelled for any reason, we will make every attempt to reschedule.