Healthy Living

Healthy Living

Improving the nation's health and well-being

Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It's about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. At the Y, it's not about the activity you choose as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside.


Special Events


2019 Memorial Day/Law Day 5K

Hosted by the Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA and the 12th District Bar Association. Part of the Glacial Lakes Championship Running Series and timed by Pickle Events, this event just keeps getting better every year. A beautiful run/walk around Robins Island right here in Willmar.  Race date for 2019 is May 25th at 9AM!


2019 Race Results 

Download PDF Course Map

2018 Results


2019 Turkey Leg 5K

The Y will be open Special Holiday Hours on Thanksgiving Morning from 7 AM - 10AM as we will once again be the host site for the Turkey Leg 5K Run 3.1 mile run through the streets of Willmar, MN. Start and Finish at the YMCA. Walkers Welcome. Contact Dan Hubbard or visit Glacial Lakes Championship Running Series for more infromation or to volunteer.

2018 Results


Group Interests



Join us and help teach your children how to cook a meal that is healthy and inexpensive.  Each class will provide you with a learning experience that parents and children can benefit and learn from.  The class will cover how to pick out your ingredients, how to navigate a grocery store and prepare the meal.  Class will be held one Saturday a month in June, July and August.  

Download PDF Registration or Register Online 

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