Ventura Family YMCA holding 14th annual
Fun and Fitness 5K
Published:  July 02, 2014

The Ventura Family YMCA will host their 14th Annual Fun and Fitness 5K on August16th starting at 8am.  This run or walk race begins at the Ventura Family YMCA and continues for 3.1 miles around the city of Ventura.  Participants will help raise funds for the Y’s Open Doors Program, which last year, provided more than $300,000 to those in need. 

Day of registration will begin at 7am with race time kicking off at 8am.  Awards and a free continental breakfast will follow the 5K.  The first place male and female will win a pair of Alta running shoes, while over 20 other raffle prizes will be given away.  The event provides the opportunity to have a good time with friends and family, while supporting the Ventura Family YMCA’s scholarship program.  

Participants who register before August 2nd will be given a free race t-shirt and the first 150 participants who register are entered to win a Patagonia wetsuit and hand plane for body surfing!  Registrations are currently being accepted from June 1st to August 1st at $35 for an individual and $75 for a family. After August 1st, registrations increase to $40 for an individual and $85 for a family. Family registrations are for immediate family members only; up to 6 people, including 2 adults and any dependent children.

Register online at or in person at the Ventura Family YMCA located at 3760 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003.  For more information call Damon Navo at (805) 642-2131 ext. 22.

About the Y

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Ventura Family YMCA serves over 20,000 individuals annually through facility memberships, before & after school childcare, day & resident camps, youth sports, swim lessons, teen programs, and many more healthy lifestyles and community enriching programs which nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Through its’ Open Doors program, the Y ensures that no one is ever turned away due to their inability to pay and facility memberships without contracts or join fees makes the Y accessible to all. The Ventura Family YMCA is located at 3760 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, CA 93003. Log on to 

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