Kids day at the Y
Kid's day at the Y is hosted annually by the YMCA and sponsored by The Shelby Foundation on President's Day. This event was designed to provide the youth of Shelby with a positive and safe environment during a day off school. They have the opportunity to participate in open swim, open gym, crafts, and movie time. This event is free and open to all kindergarten - 8th graders.
February 17, 2020
Easter Egg Hunt
A carnival style event with games, prizes, and candy. Come get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny and have an experience you will never forget. The Easter Egg Hunt is an event where we partner with a local church and business to help coordinate a fun and exciting event for the families of Shelby. Click here to learn more.
March 28, 2020
Healthy Kid's Day
A day created by Y-USA for children to kick off their summer with healthy habits. This program was designed to help give kids a healthy option and to educate them on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to start their break.
2021 Date TBD
Our dance program hosts a three-day performance at the Shelby High School P.A.C. to cap off a wonderful year of dance. The performers will show off their dancing talents to the public.
April 23, 24 & 25, 2021
A Virtual Run to Remember
Click HERE for specific virtual event information.
The Run to Remember is a special event to help honor the memories of our country’s fallen heroes or any special person you would like to honor by participating on the Memorial Day holiday. Shelby YMCA wants to bring you the best race day experience possible. You can run or walk while participating in any of the three events. The three events offered at the Run to Remember are the 10k, the 5k, or the Kids Fun Run (1mi).
May 25, 2020
Join us at the Shelby YMCA for a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to honor the life of Lukes Houser, a Y team member gone too soon. All proceeds from the event will go towards our Open Doors Scholarship program in Lukes' memory to help families and individuals in need. The 2020 3-on-3 tournament date will be determined later this year.
Triathlon / Duathlon
Our annual Triathlon is a competitive event where racers will compete in three areas. It is a 500 meter swim, a 12 mile bike ride, and a 3.4 mile run. The Duathlon is a 1 mile run, a 12 mile bike, followed by a 3.4 mile run. This event is designed to test your spirit, mind, and body through vigorous activity. REGISTER HERE
2021 Date TBD
The Center for Cancer Health Equity and OSUCCC James Cancer Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the Shelby YMCA on September 10th from 9:30AM to 4:00PM to provide FREE Mammograms to women who qualify. To schedule and appointment, call the center for cancer health equity at 614-293-6924.
Fall Craft Show
Join us for our annual Fall Craft Show at the Shelby YMCA. We are thrilled to bring this event with AMAZING vendors to the Shelby community. Kick off the fall season and do some early Christmas shopping! Complete your passport and qualify to win one of our grand prizes. Don't miss this unique opportunity to find one-of-kind pieces for your home! Interested in being a vendor? Print off a registration form and submit to the YMCA today.
October 10, 2020
Trunk or Treat
Come to our annual spooktacular event to celebrate Halloween. A safe and fun family environment to come together and stuff your belly full of candy! We ask local businesses and families to open their trunks and decorate them in our parking lot for a chance at the grand prize. Participants will then circle the pavement and gather as much candy as possible to satisfy their sweet tooth.
You can print off a registration form HERE
Please return completed forms to Shane in person or via email at
October 23, 2020
John Gurney Turkey Trot
Our annual Thanksgiving day Turkey Trot is held in honor of John Gurney. John Gurney left a tremendous impact on the Shelby Community with his generous spirit of giving. What started as a morning run with a few friends has become a community run inspired to donate cereal boxes to the Shelby helpline. The run starts at the Shelby YMCA where you can drop off your cereal box donation and start your run. There is NO registration fee or process, just show up and enjoy the morning before the afternoon feast!
November 26, 2020
at 8:00 AM
Breakfast with Santa
Our BRAND NEW Christmas event for ages 2-10 years old is HERE!!! We are so excited to bring the Shelby community a family friendly and safe environment to see Santa Clause and celebrate the gift of Jesus. We will have a variety of Christmas themed activities such as Story time, Crafts, Coloring, Photo Booth, Letters to Santa, AND a DONUT breakfast! One Child is equivalent to one spot, each child may be accompanied by up to 3 adults. There are only 50 spots available so hurry in! FREE registration is REQUIRED. Register at They Y or call 419-347-1312 to register your spot today.
December 12, 2020