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


Members: FREE
Non-members: $150

Running Program

Take over the streets with us and join the Y Running Program! You’ll get three coach-led group runs each week; Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 PM, and Sundays at 9 AM (Beginners) or 8 AM (Level 2 runners), a training plan, and team shirts. Participants are not expected to be at every run, although regular attendance is key to your success. Most weekday runs leave from the Waterbury YMCA front steps, and the Sunday runs are offsite on either the Middlebury Greenway Trail or the Cheshire Trail.

The Beginner program is great for anyone who has never run a race before, as it builds upon running intervals week after week. It also attracts those who enjoy running but have trouble getting into a running routine on their own. The group trains for the Run for Hope 5K in Bethlehem on Saturday, June 4th, 2022.

The Level 2 running program is for anyone who has the past running experience and would like to become a better and faster runner. Workouts include long runs, speed work, hill repeats, and a faster running pace than the Beginners. The goal race is the Litchfield Hills 7 Mile Road Race on Sunday, June 12th, 2022.


Greater Waterbury YMCA Members: FREE
Non-Members: $50 for the Beginner program $70 for the Level 2 program


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.

Beginner Run Club (3/28 – 6/4/22)
Free for members, $50 for non-members
Beginner Run Club Registration


Level 2 Run Club (4/4 – 6/12/22)
Free for members, $70 for non-members​​​​​​​
Level 2 Run Club Registration


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.

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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?