News from Family YMCA of the Desert:
PALM DESERT, CA — The Family YMCA of the Desert, in partnership with the City of Palm Desert, will host its fifth annual health and wellness fair, the “Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge” kick off at 7:00 AM on October 7th, 2018.
Participants can take part in the 5K run/walk, sponsored by Prime Time Int’l or if they are feeling a little more adventurous, can join the Reverse Triathlon. Sponsored by Burrtec, the reverse triathlon is composed of a 5K run/walk, a 10 mile bike ride and a 300 meter swim. Athletes can take part in the challenge individually or as part of a three person team. Participants will receive an event t-shirt and a finisher medal. In addition, families can take part in the vibrant 2K Color Run, sponsored by First Bank. With five color stations across the course, 600 pounds of color, and twenty five gallons of fluorescent paint, this event will be a vivid delight.
The Family YMCA of the Desert is proud to present John Lane as the Chairman of the 2018 Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge. Lane is a former member of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. He will be holding a free basketball clinic and show at the outdoor basketball courts in Civic Center Park, behind the YMCA. In addition, marines from Twentynine Palms will conduct a free boot camp style obstacle course for kids to test their skills.
New additions to the event this year are the Fitness Club Challenge and The Mayor’s Cup.The Mayor’s Cup trophy will be awarded to the top male and female athlete of the reverse triathlon.Their names will be engraved on the trophy and be displayed in both the Palm Desert City Hall and the Family YMCA throughout the year.The Fitness Club Challenge gives two fitness clubs the opportunity to win an award. A special plaque will be given to the fitness club that has the most people registered in the 5K and triathlon. The second special plaque will be given to the fitness club with the fastest relay team in the triathlon out of all other competing fitness clubs.
The Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge will feature booths, music and pool play. Registration and more information can be found at: https://www.ymcaofthedesert.org/y-be-fit/ or (760)341-9622
About the Family YMCA of the Desert
The Family YMCA of the Desert is the largest provider of licensed child care in the Coachella Valley, with facilities from Palm Springs to Mecca. We serve over 3,500 local kids and families each day at our forty-one sites. We also provide a variety of programs, camps, and other events and activities for members of our community. The primary focus of the Y is to reinforce caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility while also helping kids to develop social skills, confidence, leadership, and fitness.