At the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Our vision: the YMCA is the leader in improving the quality of life and nurturing lifelong development of healthier individuals, families and community. We make a positive impact for kids, families, and our community.
Being healthy means more than being physically active. It's about maintaining a balanced mind, body and spirit. The Y is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs, or bringing your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities. 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.
There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. We are a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and strengthen community. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. Thanks to the generosity of those who donate to our Community Support Campaign, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region has never turned anyone away regardless of income.
Have you ever said to yourself, “Marathons are too easy, and Triathlons are for sissies?”
We haven’t either…those races are really hard. Think about it…the first person to run a marathon actually died. HE DIED!...and he probably didn’t even have fun along the way!
Well, welcome to a new kind of race: THE DIRTY DASH. This race that puts all other races to shame. The Dirty Dash is a mud run obstacle course where a military boot camp meets your inner five-year-old’s fantasy and subsequently converts boy to man and then man to swine.
You’ll need endurance to trudge up mountains of sludge, courage to overcome uncompromising obstacles, a complete lack of shame to wallow in pits of mud and a smile to show through at the end!
So let this mud run obstacle course become your new guilty pleasure. Go solo or with some of your dirtiest, filthiest, & uncouth friends. Either way, you’ll be able to look at yourself in the mirror and say, “I am a Dirty Dasher!”… and then proceed to clean yourself off.