Y Race Team


Traci Weisner
Peter Schriver
Mike Russell
Lori Ellenburg

Find motivation and support in this community of athletes who use racing to improve mind, body and soul.

Who is this for?        You!

Anyone, YMCA member or non-member, regardless of skill level or fitness level, can participate.

YMCA Members - Free!
Non-Members - $20/yr

Who is the Y Race Team?

We are a team of people linked in a common purpose. We enjoy many areas fitness and exercise. Our members swim, bike, run, strength train and compete in road races, triathlons, body weight competitions, charity rides, bike events, trail runs, and Ironman events. We enjoy the training and racing because it provides motivation, a sense of accomplishment, opportunity for new friends. We help one another realize ones true potential and create an environment that allows everyone to go beyond his or her perceived limitations.

Why should you join?

There is a place for every type of athlete. The YMCA Race Team will be a source of motivation and encouragement. You will have the opportunity to meet other like minded folks who will push you, inspire you, and encourage you. We seek out race discounts for our team. We have an Annual YRT Banquet and offer other training and social activities throughout the year. You will also receive a free YRT Race Shirt by joining the team.

How does it work?

We have a friendly competition to compete for age group awards at the end of our racing year. As you participate in races, you report your results online. You will receive points for completing races, and you will receive bonus points according to how well you do in each race. At the end of the year, points are calculated and awards are presented at the banquet. The race results are posted online and updated monthly at each Y location.


- Must be at least 13 years old.

- Must participate in 3 of the endorsed races to be eligible for the end of the year age group awards.



MAC for Kids Ride & 5K, April 1
Azalea Festival 5K, April 15
Isaqueena’s Last Ride, April 22
Clemson Sprint, April 29
Run for 51, April
Easley Church of God Souls for Souls 5K, May 6
Isaqueena’s Flight for Fight, May 20
Mountains to Main Full/Half Triathlons, Half Marathon, 5K, May 21
YRT Memorial Day Bike Ride, May 29
Firecracker Frolic 5K, July 4
Doodle Trail 5K, July
XTERRA Table Rock 15K, Pickens, August 12
Run for Missions 5K, September
Excel - Chick-Fil-A, Ride for Wellness, September
Ride to the Rock, September 16
Pickens Venture Outdoors, September 30
Feet for Heat, October
Gotta Run Clemson Turkey Trot, November 23
Dream Center Christmas Cruise 5K, December 9