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Marathon runnersEVENT INFO

1st Annual Run/Walk to benefit The North Suburban YMCA

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Race starts at 8:00 am

Preparations and last minute registration begins at 7:00 am

Race Location:

2705 Techny Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062


  • Registration:
    • Online:
    • Mail: Download and complete this form and mail to North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Rd. Northbrook, IL 60062

    Register as Corporate Team!
    Want to run/Walk as a corporate team? You now can!
    5-10 Team = $18 per Runner
    15-20 Team = $17 per runner
    20+ Team = Contact Kim Nyren.

    Race Day Morning: 7:00am - 7:45am

  • Awards:
    • Top finishers: Prizes will be given to the overall male and female winners.
    • Youth age groups 19 and under: Prizes will be given to the top 3 finishers in each age and gender category. Awards will be presented at the post-race awards ceremony.
    • Adult age groups 20 and over: Prizes will be given to the top 3 finishers in each age and gender category. Awards may be picked up at the awards table following the event.
    • See website for the list of age categories in each race.
    • See website for post-race results

    Packet Pick Up:
    • Friday, April 20, 2018 at the North Suburban YMCA from 8 am – 8 pm.
    • Race Day, at the registration tent between 7:00 am - 7:45 am.

    Race Course:
    Police and volunteer marshals will staff intersections and direct traffic, but the course will not be completely closed to traffic.

    Race Shirts:
    Every early participant will receive a short-sleeved technical T-shirt, both adult and youth sizes. Early registrants will receive their shirt selection in their race packet and are guaranteed the race shirt size they have selected. We will do our best to accommodate race day registrants but they will recieve a cotton tshirt and we can’t guarantee you will receive the size you want as they will be first come, first served.

    Timing & Results:
    CHIP TIMING! Course clocks will be located at mile 1 and at end of the race. Race Results will be posted on race day at the finish line and online at

    • For safety reasons, pets, roller blades, skateboards, and
    bicycles of any kind will not be allowed in either race.
    • Strollers will be allowed but must start behind the run.

    All proceeds go back to the NSYMCA

  • Race Parking:
    • NSYMCA Parking lot
    • Neighboring streets


    On April 21, the NSYMCA will celebrate the YMCA national initiative, Healthy Kids Day, to improve the health and well-being of kids in our community. 1.2 million participants worldwide at more than 2,000 YMCA’s will join us in inspiring kids.

    For more information about sponsorship opportunities please contact Kim Nyren.

    Click here to download our sponsorship packet.

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Heart treadmillAmerican Heart Month Tips

February is American Heart Month, and as a leading community-based organization dedicated to improving the nation’s health, the North Suburban YMCA offers the following tips to help families in our 14 communities to be heart healthy.

  1. Get Physical: Being physically active every day is fun and can improve the function of your heart. Plan and schedule opportunities for active play; for example, include a brisk 10-minute trip around the block after meals or a 10-minute walking break during the day. If your family enjoys active video games, select versions that require moving the body’s large muscle groups while playing.

  2. Take a Snooze: Lack of sleep can be associated with elevated cholesterol and blood pressure. Adults need at least seven, but no more than nine hours of sleep at night to aid with the prevention of heart disease. Children need 10-12 hours of sleep per night. Develop bedtime routines for the whole family to assist with falling asleep faster and staying asleep.

  3. Shape Up Those Recipes: Makeover your family’s favorite recipes by reducing the amount of salt and saturated fat and substituting a lower fat food without sacrificing tastes. For example, use low-fat yogurt instead of sour cream and skip the seasoning packet and use pepper and olive oil instead. Read food labels to learn more about what is in the package, select foods that have less than 1,000 mg of sodium per serving

  4. Feeling the Pressure: Revised blood pressure guidelines from American Heart Association mean that nearly half of all Americans (46 percent) have high blood pressure.  Lowering or maintaining normal blood pressure can greatly reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Start self-monitoring your blood pressure and know the numbers. Discuss the results with your doctor, if needed.

  5. Play Together: Spending time together as a family is a great way to reduce stress, which is important to heart health. Make homemade valentines for your children’s classmates or build a snow fort together in the yard or the park.  

For more information on how your family can live a healthy, active life, please contact Wellness Director, Megan Vazquez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Allen Mendell

I have been a Y member since moving to Northbrook in 1980. I have brought my sons and their friends for swimming and open gym while they were growing up. They also went to the great summer camps. I love the YMCA for the family atmosphere and diversity of people and all the different age groups from young children to seniors like me. The people that work there are always cheerful and helpful. I have been in the Workout Buddy program for a year now and really had enjoyed it. My hobbies are working out, gardening, walking my dogs, handball, and going to our farm in Jo Davies county.

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Joe Giorango 

Joe started BODYPUMP in May of 2017 and continues to attend the classes three to four times a week. 

"I must say I was a little apprehensive about the class because, to be honest, I didn't think I was in very good shape. After my first few classes, I realized the class is geared toward everyone no matter what skill levels and you get to work at your own pace. All of the instructors are very knowledgeable and show a real interest in helping everyone succeed and obtain their goals."

Joe has begun taking GRIT classes and finds the classes to be very helpful in attaining good health.

"Both BODYPUMP and GRIT classes are really for everyone. I guarantee anyone taking the classes will feel better about themselves and will continue to notice an improvement in their health and well-being. I hope the BODYPUMP and GRIT classes will continue to remain an important part of the workout and conditioning programs of the YMCA."

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Sheedy Family 

The North Suburban YMCA is a huge part of our family’s life. Our daughters, who are 9 and 7, have been attending NSYMCA’s summer camps and after-school Y-Time program since they were in kindergarten and pre-kindergarten.  Caitlin and Arianna have literally grown up in the North Suburban YMCA.  They have participated in gymnastics, ballet, jazz dance, piano, tap, computer, magic and cooking classes at NSYMCA.  But more than the many activities and learning opportunities and fun that we have all had at NSYMCA, our daughters have had wonderful counselors, teachers, and caregivers who have been great role models and inspirations to our girls.  And, through all of these years, our daughters simply think that they are having fun growing up in a great community of people. But, we know that they are learning life lessons and creating friendships that will be important for the years to come.
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I Love the Y because I keep losing weight. I like doing my own routine. I really like working out with my Y Buddy!



The Y is more than just a Gym. We offer more to our community in the form of special community events, a facility to use for personal parties and more. 


    They NSYMCA can provide you with the space you will need to host your next event, fund-raiser, party, meeting, banquet or celebration. With 7 multi-purpose, party and event rooms, a full sized gymnasium, 6 lane swimming pool and an outdoor area complete with ADA accessible playground, we are certain we can accommodate your facility rental and party package needs.

    The perfect place for your next PARTY OR MEETING!

    • B’nai Mitzvah Parties
    • Children's Theme Parties
    • Anniversaries
    • Adult Birthday Parties
    • Corporate Events and Celebrations


    • Party Planner & host staff
    • Inflatables for the pool
    • Entertainment
    • and More!


    Party Package Pricing - Includes one hour of chosen activity, plus 30 minutes in designated party room with tables and chairs, and a party host.

    Party Type

    Days/Times Available


    Sports Party 


    Saturday; After 7:00pm or

    Sunday; After 5:00pm


    Sports Party Full Court

    Saturday; After 7:00pm or

    Sunday; After 5:00pm


    Dance Party

    Subject to instructor availability.


    Pool Party w/Wibit or other inflatable play structure


    Saturday/Sunday; 2:30pm - 4:30pm

    *During Family Swim Time

    $375 (Fee includes  - 1 hour and 15 minutes in the pool and 45 minutes in a party room and a safety assessment & lifeguards)

    Saturday/Sunday; After 5:30pm

    $450   (Fee includes  - 1 hour and 15 minutes in the pool and 45 minutes in a party room and a safety assessment & lifeguards)

    Dive-In Movie

    Saturday/Sunday; After 5:30pm


    Art Party

    Subject to Instructor Availability

    $275  - May increase due to materials and number of participants. Taught by Art Instructor

    Facility Rental Prices - Additional fees may be required for after hour room rentals*


    Days/Times Available

    NSYMCA Member Hourly Fee

    Non Member Hourly Rate

    Tent Rental on YMCA Property

    Subject to availability, please call for details.

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    ABC Studio




    Youth & Family Wellness Room




    Conference Room




    Studio Y





    Saturday; After 7:00pm or Sunday; After 5:00pm

    Call for pricing

    Call for pricing


    Saturday; After 7:00pm or Sunday; After 5:00pm

    Call for pricing

    Call for pricing


    For more information and reservations contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ext: 1230.






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