Niles Buchanan YMCA

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Niles-Buchanan YMCA

Thanksgiving Day Run

2016 Annual Thanksgiving Day Run

For 35 years the Niles-Buchanan YMCA has hosted a Thanksgiving Day Run in the community. It has become a tradition for many people who live in or visit the Niles-Buchanan area at Thanksgiving. Last year, almost 2,000 people from 25 states and Ontario participated in the 10k Run, 5k Run/Walk, or the Kids 1 Mile Fun Run. Proceeds from the Thanksgiving Day Run support the Annual Campaign, which supports programming at the Y and provides financial support to families through membership scholarships. The Annual Campaign supports Summer My Way, Y-Club after school programs, youth sports, community water safety programs, just to name a few.

Schedule of Events

  • 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Pick up packets

  • 6:30 am – Registration Begins

  • 7:45 am – 10K run begins

  • 9:15 am – 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run begins

5K & 10k Course Maps


  • Trophies will be presented to the overall male and female winner in the 10K Run and 5K run

  • Medals will be presented to the first 3 finishers in each age group in the 10k Run and 5k Run

  • The 1 Mile Fun Run is non-competitive event

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a volunteer opportunity? This race would not be possible without the support of hundreds of volunteers. The Niles-Buchanan YMCA is still looking for people to work various positions along the race route including human directional to encourage and direct the walkers/runners; and water/first aide station attendants. Groups and families are welcome to volunteer together Thanksgiving Day morning.

Please contact Andre Gresham at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA to inquire about volunteer opportunities at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 269-683-1552.

Niles-Buchanan YMCA

905 North Front Street
Niles, Michigan 49120

Phone: (269) 683-1552
Fax: (269) 683-9927
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Schedule of Events

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All proceeds from this event support the YMCA’s Financial Assistance Fund.

For more information please call 269-683-1552.

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