Registration for the 4th Annual Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge, set for Sunday, October 1, is well underway, with more three-person relay teams signing up for the Reverse Mini-Triathlon, and the 5K Run/Walk.
Now is the time to ramp up training and making the commitment to participate in this fun day of health, wellness, and fitness with family and friends. All proceeds directly benefit the many programs of the Valley’s own Family YMCA of the Desert, which works with over 3,800 children every day, at 41 locations across the Coachella Valley.
There’s still time to get ready for either of the events, even during the last days of summer. The event organizers, Family YMCA of the Desert, encourage the Mini-Triathlon participants, whether doing it solo or in a three-person relay team, to train in a variety of ways. Swimming laps is the best way to stay fit and prepare, and the Palm Desert Aquatic Center is the perfect place to train.
For those wishing to participate in the Reverse Mini-Triathlon but are not confident in their ability to complete all three legs, consider joining a team where each team member will complete one leg of the race, relay style. Palm Desert Aquatic Center has offered to help match participants.
The 4th Annual Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge begins and ends at Palm Desert Civic Center Park, at 43900 San Pablo Avenue. A Health and Fitness Fair will be held at Civic Center Park and PDAC from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., including vendor and information booths, entertainment, and activities. In addition to participants in the event, the public is invited to attend the fair.
Schedule of Events
6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Packet pick-up and late registration for Reverse Tri/Relay and 5K Run/Walk
6:45 a.m. First Jazzercise demonstrations; ongoing demos throughout the day
6:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pedal Spin Pedal-A–Thon
6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Booths open; collect 20 signatures on your Booth Passport
7:00 a.m. Burrtec Reverse Triathlon/Relay starts
7:00 a.m. to 8:55 a.m. Wristband pick-up and late registration for 2K Color Run 7:15 a.m. Prime Time 5K Run/Walk starts
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Yoga for Runners
*8:00 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. Marines Boot Camp for Kids (held on the baseball field) 9:00 a.m. FirstBank 2K Color Run starts
*9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Prizes and Harlem Globetrotter Demonstration by former Harlem Globetrotter John Lane (held at the outdoor basketball court, behind the YMCA)
*9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Marines Boot Camp for Kids (held on the baseball field)
9:30 a.m. until PDAC closes Open swim for all participants
9:45 a.m. Awards Ceremony by the pool slides