Road Race Series
The YMCA of Metro North organizes its Road Race Series to support a variety of charitable activities that benefit our community. Its four unique races and half marathon rally participants from the metro north areas surrounding Lynn, Lynnfield, Melrose, Nahant, Peabody, Revere, Saugus, Stoneham, and Wakefield to promote health and the wellness of the people we serve. With support from our sponsors, donors and registrants, all proceeds contribute to the YMCA of Metro North Annual Campaign that provides more than $1.2 million in financial assistance to people and families in need.
2019 Road Race Series Stats:
In 2019 a total of 2,015 runners participated in the YMCA of Metro North Road Race Series. A record 300 runners completed the Saugus Family YMCA’s Not a Walk in the Park 5k and Lynn YMCA’s Stride Along the Tide 5k. The Beat the Heat 5k, at the Torigian Family YMCA, hosted 225 runners and final race of the series, the 10th Annual Melrose Family YMCA’s Spooky Sprint, capped off the series with 800 runners. In addition, the Torigian Family YMCA’s LiveSTRONG at the YMCA Half Marathon brought out 390 runners to support the Y’s LiveSTRONG programs.
Thanks to our dedicated YMCA of Metro North sponsors and participants $55,325 was raised to support cause-driven programs at the YMCA of Metro North through the Road Race Series in 2019. An additional $24,500 raised by the LiveSTRONG Half Marathon, which adds up to an impressive $79,825 that will go directly back into the communities the YMCA of Metro North serves.