Saturday, April 29, 2017           10:00 am - Noon
Family health is a priority for the Y. Activities promote healthy lifestyles and encourage families and friends to spend time getting and staying healthy together. Come as a family and enjoy this free community event with us.
Healthy Snack/Cooking Demonstrations: 10:15 am and 11:15 am
Kids & Family Zumba Classes: 10:45-11:00 am and 11:30-11:45 am 
Free to everyone!




Monday, May 15, 2017

Join Share the Road and the Watertown Area YMCA in kicking off bike month with a group ride around town.  Whether you are an experienced cyclist or just starting out, all are welcome to join. Meet at the front steps of the Y with your bike and helmet.

5-mile loops around Watertown will begin at 5:00 and 5:30 pm.  Join for one loop or both!  

Riverfest 5K and Half-Marathon

Thank you to all who ran and cheered on runners at this year's Riverfest 5k and Half-Marathon!  We had an outstanding group of runners who took on a challenging course.

A special thank you to our volunteers.  You did an amazing job at keeping the runners safe, hydrated and on the right track. We could not do this each year without your help!

See everyone in 2017! 

The Riverfest 5k and Half-Marathon are set in historic Watertown, WI.  Our route begins at the scenic Riverside Park and quickly takes you through the beautiful rolling hills and farmland of Dodge County.  

If the 5K distance is your preference, no worries; the Riverfest 5K is a fun and competitive event each year.

Registration for both races is available online at

Volunteers needed!  The success of our event depends on our wonderful volunteer staff. There are opportunities for race registration, aid stations, course management and more!  If you would like to be a part of the race in a volunteer capacity click here. Please contact Dawn Liddicoat at with any questions or for more information. 


March to November


The Watertown Area YMCA’s Riverfest 5K is now part of the “March to November” 5K series, a coalition of races within Watertown. The series includes FIVE 5K’s throughout the year beginning in March and ending in November. All races are USATF certified, traverse the city’s beautiful landscape and have their own unique prizes and goodies. To top it off the overall Male and Female win a cash prize of $250! More details are available through the website! 
Event Website:

Register Online