The Washington County Family YMCA, in partnership with WSLM, will be hosting their annual 5k fundraiser on October 1 st , 2016 to support their annual campaign.

Join the Y and partner WSLM Radio as they let loose in the 4th annual charitable 5k event.

This year, the 5k will make you “Radio” Active as you move and groove the rhythm of the beats provided by WSLM.


Participants are encouraged to come dressed in their best “radio” active apparel and join in for the Warm Up Party scheduled for 8:30 am.

The race starts at 9:00 am, and will be followed by the Kids Fun Run, healthy treats, and vendors to visit. Awards will follow for top finishers and best dressed.

“We are really looking forward to a fun event,” said Kristy Purlee, CEO of the Washington County Family YMCA. “This event not only promotes fun and health, it also promotes social responsibility,” said Purlee.

“In 2015, our charitable organization raised over $58,000 that was given right back to our community in the form of financial assistance,”Purlee said. “Individuals who otherwise would not have been able to participate in our programs and membership were able to do so thanks to the generosity, support and membership of our community. We want to ensure that everyone has a chance to be a part of our cause—regardless of their financial situation.”

The YMCA offers financial assistance to families and individuals to ensure that everyone is able to participate in their mission. All proceeds raised from the 5k event will aid in making the financial assistance program possible.

Volunteer opportunities are also available on race day to assist with the logistics of the event.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in assisting the event by volunteering, please contact Kristy Purlee for more information at [email protected]

Donations may also be made to sponsor walkers or runners by visiting

Registration is now open, and those who register by September 17 th will benefit from Early Registration discounts.

Participants 0-5 are free, ages 6-12 are $15 per participant, and anyone 13 years and older will register for $25. Late registrations will be accepted until the race starts, and prices for registering on or after September 17 th will be $20 for the 6-12 age group and $30 for the 13 and up category. Early registrants (ages 6 and up) are guaranteed a shirt with their entry.

Late registrants are not guaranteed a shirt.

Race day registration will begin at 8:00am. Runners and Walkers alike can register for the race to support a most charitable cause.

A warm up party led by YMCA fitness instructor, Kim Beard and WSLM Personality, Becky White begins at 8:30 am, with the race beginning at 9:00 am.

To register, stop by the YMCA, or go to and search for events in Salem, IN area to register on-line.

Questions may be directed to Rosie Morehous at [email protected], or by visiting the YMCA at 1709 N. Shelby Street, Salem, IN 47167.

The YMCA relies on the time, talents and treasures of the community to offer valuable programs and services. For more information on how YOU can impact our community, or to learn more about how to give, contact Kristy Purlee at 812-883- YMCA (9622).