Rock-N-Run 5k

The Washington County Family YMCA and local radio station WSLM invites runners and community members to test your limits in the annual YMCA 5K event.  Let the music motivate you throughout the course of 3.1 miles.  Whether you are trying to meet a time or distance goal, or if it is your first time completing a 5K, this event is a great opportunity to get healthy and stay fit.

“We wanted to bring something different to the community for our annual 5K event” said Membership Director Kristy Purlee,  of the Washington County Family YMCA. “Partnering with WSLM to add music to the course was a perfect way to add something new and different.  We also had some really good feedback from last year’s race and have brought in the assistance of Pacers and Racers in New Albany to help us out this year.”

 The Rock N Run 5K will be held Saturday September 28th with registration opening at 7:30 am and race starting at 8:30 am.  Early registration is now open through Septemer 20th and entry fee is $18 for adults and $10 for youth ages 6-13.  Age 5 and under are free.  Early registrants will receive an event t-shirt.  Late registration will be accepted up until the morning of the race  but are not guaranteed a t-shirt.  Cost for late registration will be $25 for adults and $15 for youth.

Purlee added “This event is not just for serious runners, in the past we have had several families participate together ranging from toddlers to seniors.  We hope to have many families register to walk or run this together.”  To sign up or ask questions, stop by our front desk or contact Purlee ( or 812-883-YMCA).   You can also register online by visiting our website at

The mission of the YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy mind, body and spirit for all.  Our impact is made when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a role mode inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.

Click here to Register Online for the 2013 ROCK N RUN!