Get Active with Other YMCA Members

The Greater Waterbury YMCA Triathalon Club and Running Club support athletes of all abilities and fitness levels. Joining the Tri Club at the Y helps you get fit, meet other athletes and find a supportive environment to grow in your sport.

Triathlon Club

The Greater Waterbury YMCA Tri Club serves multisport and single-sport athletes of all ages and abilities in the Greater Waterbury Area. Our goal is to help our community embrace the endurance sports lifestyle in a fun, supportive, and social environment.  

Club membership gets you:

  • Coach led swim practices in our pool (beginning in March)
  • Coach-led open water swim practices at Lake Quassapaug
  • Weekly outdoor bike rides
  • Bike safety clinic
  • Fun socials and potlucks
  • Indoor triathlons
  • Discounts to local races
  • Discounts to participating vendors
  • Team swag

Our 2020 season kicked off the first week of March, but there are scheduled group practices through September! Club members range from newbies to Ironmen & Ironwomen. No matter what distance you want to train for, you will be surrounded by like-minded individuals who will motivate you to enjoy regular swimming, biking, and running. Our club also has a private Facebook page where members are always looking for workout buddies. 2020 is YOUR YEAR to TRI!


Members: $115
Non-members: $150

Running Program

Take over the streets of Waterbury and join the Y Running Program! 3 Group runs are held each week, on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 PM and Sundays at 9 AM. Participants are not expected to be at every run. Most runs leave from the Waterbury YMCA front steps.

The Level 2 Running Program is for anyone who has a past running experience and would like to become a better and faster runner. Workouts will vary and will include long runs, speed work, hill repeats, and a faster running pace.

Program Costs

Greater Waterbury YMCA Members: $75
Non-Members: $95


Join our 10-week Beginner running program to train for the Gulf Beach 5K, or join the Level 2 running program to train for the 7 mile Litchfield Hills Road Race! Both programs end with the race! Coach led group runs are every Monday & Wednesday at 6 PM, and Sundays at 9 AM. Weekday runs will leave from the YMCA or meet at Holy Cross High School track, focusing on speed and hill work, and Sunday runs will be from various locations, including the actual racecourses! Program registration includes the training plan, team shirts, and race entry (registration cost is based on race entry fees).

Register for the Running Program online.

Register Online

To register online if you are not a member of the Y, you must set up a new account. Choose the "I want to set up my online access for my account" option. If you are not a Greater Waterbury YMCA Member, choose "I want to create an account" option.

YMCA staff picture of team participating in a road race

Join or Support the Running Club and Tri Club

For more information about the Tri Club programs or to become a volunteer run leader, contact Meghan Lennon.

Looking to support the Greater Waterbury YMCA Triathlon Club?