Run Thru The Rapids has joined us on Marathon Weekend!
In 1969, a small group of YMCA runners decided to run a marathon. They got dropped off way out in the country and ran to Richmond Park. The next year, the Ys Men (now known as the YMCA Service Club) turned it into an every-year event. 2024 will be the 56th year!
Since then, YMCA Services Club has been running the race every year. Through the years it changed names and distances, but it has been a continual presence for all this time. The Grand Valley Marathon, the Run Thru Apple Country 20K, then 5K & 10K, finally the Run Thru The Rapids continue today and are part of race day on Sunday. Your pick of 5K or 10K.
All proceeds go to support the YMCA Camp Manitou Lin.