Families are important here at the Y. We think of our fellow staffers and our members as family. As has been true throughout the history of the YMCA, today we strive daily to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. Those last three phrases are definitely connected; we truly believe that. So in addition to the broad array of programs, sports leagues and classes offered to any one particular age group or groups, the Missoula Family YMCA offers an ever-growing selection of family-oriented programs.
There are pizza party playgroups, guided adventures that take families out to explore the greater Missoula area, the annual father-daughter dance and more. And this is all in addition to the exercise classes and swim times that welcome entire families to play together and workout together. (In case you were wondering, the Winter Women’s Retreat is listed here in the family section because taking care of your family means also taking care of your self.)
Enjoy all the Y has to offer with the entire family. Family Fun time will be set up in the big gym, the blue gym will be upen to shoot hoops, there is open swim time int eh pool and the rock climbing wall will be open. Make it a family night at the Y on the last Friday of every month!
Date: The last Friday of every month
Fee: FREE with a Family Membership / $17 for community participants
Time: 6pm - 8:30pm
The perfect way for parents to take a night to themselves while kids have fun at the Y. Loaded with supervised activities like arts and crafts, rock climbing, swimming, and more. Pizza will be served for dinner. Older kids need to bring a swimsuit and a towel. Kids ages 6 weeks to 10 years are welcome.
Dates: Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10
Days & Time: Friday 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Daily Fee: $17/Early Bird ($13 w/ Family Membership), $27/after Wednesday of that week
For more information, contact Jenae Hollenbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 721-YMCA (9622).
This nationally recognized Y program for infants, toddlers, and their parents teaches water adjustment for each developmental level.
Spring Class Days & Times:
M/W: 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
T/Th: 6:05 - 6:35 p.m.
Sat: 10:40 - 11:10 a.m.
Summer Class Days & Times:
T/Th: 6:05 - 6:35 p.m.
Sat: 10:40 - 11:10 a.m.
Each February, the Missoula Family YMCA holds its Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance. This evening is a special opportunity for dads to bring their daughters to our semiformal dance, where each young lady is treated like a princess. Daughters receive a corsage at the door, punch and cookies are served, formal pictures are available for purchase (and ready to take home at the end of the evening), raffles are held and a DJ provides music for dads and daughters to dance the night away.
Decorated just like a high school gym during prom, the Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance is held at the Missoula Family YMCA in the Kids' Gym. The 2011 dance will be Saturday, Feb. 11, 2011. The dance starts at 7 p.m. but pictures are available starting at 6 p.m.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Rekka Van Maanen at email@example.com or call 721-YMCA (9622).
The YMCA Riverbank Run, sponsored by Treasure State Bank. From its humble beginnings with less than 300 participants to its current stature as the largest foot race in Missoula, this flat, fast 1-Mile, 5K or 10K course will knock your socks off. We are proud of this event’s top ranking with Runner’s World magazine, but we’re most proud of the fact that your registration fees help us empower kids, create opportunities for families, and encourage them to make a difference, too.
Registration begins in March. You can register online or in person at the Y's Welcome Center. Families must register in person or print a registration form and mail it in to 3000 S. Russell St. Missoula, MT 59801.
* 7 – 8 a.m. Race day registration at the starting line
* 8:45 a.m. Call to the starting line * 9 a.m. 10K start
* 10:30 a.m. 5K start * 11:25 a.m. Trifecta 1-mile segment start
* 11:25 a.m. Trifecta 1-Mile
* 11:45 a.m. 1-Mile Fun Run
Plan to arrive early and carpool if possible. Buses will travel to and from the Y parking lot, the start and the finish line. Faster runners please gather in the front. Please make way for more competitive participants.
Everyone is encouraged to participate in the Riverbank Run. Because of safety related problems with strollers and wheelchairs in the past, all strollers and assisted wheelchairs, regardless of athletic ability, must line up at the back of the starting field. Helmets are strongly encouraged, especially for infants and toddlers.
The Y is proud to list EconoLodge www.econolodge.com/hotel/mt048 as their official hotels. We hope you will visit this hotel and our other sponsors to meet your personal or business needs. Make your reservation at 877-424-6423.
Water stations will be located throughout the 5K and 10K routes, and the finish area. Medical assistance will be available for minor medical needs throughout the course. Safety For safety and courtesy, please do not bring headphones, dogs, bicycles, skateboards or rollerblades to the event. Runners are reminded to please watch for cars on the road at all times. Volunteers will help direct you at major intersections. Please run on the right side of the street, using the parking lane, unless marked otherwise.
The Trifecta is an opportunity for runners to participate in all three race events. Results will be calculated by totaling participant finish times. Special awards for the Trifecta will be provided by the Runner’s Edge for 1st place age-group winners, both male and female. Age-group categories for the Trifecta are as follows: under 18, 18-34, 35-49, 50-64, 65 and older. Trifecta runners will receive a commemorative long-sleeved shirt. Trifecta runners are invited to the Runner’s Edge between events for rehydration, warm up and cool down. (Please note the Trifecta 1-Mile start time. No registration after April 23.)
Students representing their school may enter the challenge. The entry fee is $13 per student and you must get your entry form and register at your school. Trophies will be awarded to the school with the most entries and to the school with the highest percentage of participants in any combination. For those needing financial assistance, Good Food Store entry vouchers are available through your school. All children registered through their school will receive special Good Food Store prizes.
Unofficial results will be available following the finish. Complete official results will be available at the Y three days after the event and will be published in the Missoulian within eight days of the event. Online results will be posted at ymcamissoula.org. The overall winners of the 1-Mile, 5K, 10K and Trifecta events will be recognized at a post-race awards ceremony at the Boone & Crockett Club. 1-Mile Fun Run participants will not be officially timed; however, they will be listed in alphabetical order in the official race results. A clock will be located at the 1-Mile finish if you would like to note your race time. Awards will be given to the 1st place runner from each age group in the 5K and 10K events. The overall winners will not qualify for age group awards. Please do not participate without a race number. Awards must be claimed at the awards ceremony or at the Y within one month.
Penrose Photography will be taking finish-line photos again this year. Photos are not guaranteed. If you are interested in having a race photograph, and your photo is taken, proofs of the photos will be available at finishshots.com. At that time you will be given options for purchase. If you are sure you do not wish to have a photo, please put an “X” through your race number.
Join us for the 5th Annual Y Triathlon! An event for beginners to serious athletes with a 500-yard swim, 5-mile bike ride, and a 5K run. Packet pickup is on Saturday at 8 a.m., and a pre-race meeting at 8:30 a.m.. There is an on-going BBQ on race day. To volunteer or learn more, contact Dennis Bender at the Y.
Saturday July 20th
Registration will be open soon. Race day registration will be available depending on space.
Register at 3000 South Russell Street or online.
The fee is $45 per person, $90 per team, $55 per family team (adult with kids 12 & under).
Packet Pick-up on is on race day from 8 a.m. until last heat.
There is a pre-race meeting on race day, Saturday, May 12th at 10a.m. in the staging area.
Fees include timing, race shirt, and BBQ. For more information, please call 721-9622.
Everyone age twelve and older is encouraged to participate in the Y-Triathlon. Youth eight and older are able to participate in the swimming leg as part of a team. Unlike many triathlons, this event will allow families and friends to participate at the same time, regardless of ability.
This triathlon is ideal for the beginner; seasoned vet's can make it challenging. This race consists of a 500-yard swim, 5 mile bike, and 5K run. All individual participants must be 12 years of age or older to compete. We cencourage family participation and competition during the race. Special requests to compete with family/friends in the same swim lane will be considered. Moms, dads, and their kids can race together.
This event is open to people with adaptive needs and special accommodations can be arranged including the use of flippers, floatation devices, and course aids.
A Kids’ Triathlon for children ages 11 and under will be held at approximately 4 p.m., but not before the course is clear and all adult participants are finished. Please be on hand at 3:00 p.m. to participate. The event will start after the last race finishers. Pre-race sign up is required but there will be no cost, day of sign up.
A BBQ for participants, volunteers, and spectators will start at 11 a.m. and continue until the event is finished. The awards ceremony and raffle will begin immediately following the Kids’ Triathlon.
For safety and courtesy, please do not bring headsets or dogs. This is an open course and participants are reminded to watch for cars on the road at all times. Volunteers and police will help direct you at major intersections.