Support Spotlight

This event raises contributions for the Y’s life-changing financial assistance programs including the following:
Through our Safety Around Water program, the YMCA is able to provide crucial access to programs that impact our youth. Support raised through YMCA Race Weekend will allow us to provide additional water safety education to children who reside in the city of Syracuse who need it most, and who are at a higher risk of accidental death due to drowning.
Our Power Scholars Academy provides children in third to firth grade with crucial learning opportunities that help combat summer learning loss. Your support allows us to help nearly 100 kids in our community to be prepared and excited about entering the new school year.
Our cancer survivor program focuses on improving participants’ strength, fitness and quality of life, ranging from specific programs like Laurie’s Hope for individuals with breast cancer, to exercise classes to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and increase survivorship.
The support raised through YMCA Race Weekend ensures that all of these programs are offered at no cost to the children and the people who need them! To support this life-changing work at the Y, please visit